Tag: legislation

Emery’s utility bill returns with new provisions, opposition remains the same

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Utilities are once again pressing forward in the legislature, asking the state’s lawmakers to take a serious look at grid modernization measures in the Show-Me State. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment heard testimony on Sen. Ed Emery’s SB 564 on Wednesday afternoon, which lasted more than three hours with an equal number of opponents and supporters of the bill. The bill echoes pieces and parts […]

Schroer readies to file ‘Raise the Age’ bill once again

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer is looking to get the ball rolling quickly with his “Raise the Age” legislation, a bill he had previously filed during his first session as a state legislator. The Republican state representative from O’Fallon will once again be submitting the legislation when prefiling begins on Friday, Dec. 1, where Schroer intends to hold a press conference on the issue. Under the proposed legislation, 17-year-olds would be included in […]

Richard: Not considering filing merger legislation ‘at this time’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Social media has been abuzz with rumors that the Senate President Pro Tem intending to file legislation to merge the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. That information came about following a tweet from Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, who alluded to the potential filing of a bill Ron Richard is going to file #moleg legislation for @BTstl and his billionaire mega donor Rex Sinquefield. The fix is in. #pay2play […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to file legislation revamping guidelines after officer-involved deaths

JEFFERSON CITY — On Friday, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced her intent to file legislation for the 2018 legislative session. Her first piece of legislation addresses the procedures involved in the investigation of a police officer-involved death. “Our citizens deserve accountability and transparency when the use of deadly force occurs.” Sen. Nasheed said. “These tragedies demand answers and closure for everyone involved. That’s why I am refiling a bill for our next legislative […]

Blunt, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. “Our nation has a responsibility to ensure our veterans have access to quality behavioral and mental health treatment,” said Blunt. “Given their shared experiences, peer specialists are uniquely positioned to provide veterans the support they need in their care […]

St. Louis County Council member requests a bill to halt construction related activity at Creve Coeur Park

St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page requested legislation at the council meeting Tuesday which would halt construction and grading activity at Creve Coeur Park. Controversy arose when visitors to the park said trees were being removed for the preparation of four new ice rinks that would be built within the park. During last week’s St. Louis County Council meeting, dozens of protestors lined the street in front of the County Government building to voice their […]

McCaskill Passes the Arla Harrell Act Into Law, Delivering Decades-Overdue Relief to Veterans Exposed to Mustard Gas

Thursday, August 3, 2017 WASHINGTON – Capping a two-year battle on behalf of a Missouri veteran and his fellow servicemembers, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has successfully passed into law her bill to deliver decades-overdue relief to veterans intentionally exposed to mustard gas during World War II. McCaskill’s Arla Harrell Act—named for the last living Missouri veteran exposed to those mustard gas experiments—was approved by the Senate last night, after gaining approval in the U.S. House […]

County Council slows down county business

CLAYTON, Mo – The St. Louis County Council has seen a divide amongst themselves on issues such as who should serve as County Auditor, and a host of issues with the County Executive currently over repairing bridges that have finally boiled over into a calculated slow down of county business.   County Executive Steve Stenger fired back at the effort to withhold county improvement projects telling the Clayton Times, “When I was on the county […]