Tag: Missouri

St. Peters getting an Amazon Fulfillment Center but it may not boost overall employment in the area

PHOTO: Amazon Fulfillment Center, Shakopee, Minnesota by Tony Webster Amazon announced on Wednesday that they’re planning for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters but past studies have suggested that it may not directly result in more jobs in the area. According to the online retail giant, the new fulfillment center would create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a tech-driven workplace. […]

Cancerous label in California for common herbicide halted in Missouri-led lawsuit

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Agricultural groups, including several from Missouri, suing the state of California had a partial win in court this week as a U.S. District Court judge temporarily blocked labeling products with glyphosate as cancerous but declined to remove the herbicide from the state’s cancer list. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S District Court Judge William Shubb, Eastern District of California, leaves glyphosate on the state’s Proposition 65 list as a “chemical known to […]

Candidate for Senate District 14 hopes to add accountability to Jefferson City

A challenger for the Missouri Senate District 14 kicked off his campaign Friday at an event in University City. Brian Williams, a former staffer of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, filed earlier this week to run for the Senate seat with a campaign focused on education, accountability and attracting and retaining local talent to the district. During the kick off event, Williams told a story about a young man that he met and how it inspired […]

St. Louis student one of two Missourians selected for United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected a local student to represent the state of Missouri at the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week starting Saturday. The extremely competitive national merit-based program brings only 104 of the most outstanding high school students within the country. Two students are chosen from each state and travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who […]

RELEASE: State Releases February 2018 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that 2018 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 4.4 percent compared to 2017, from $5.71 billion last year to $5.97 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for February 2018 decreased 21.5 percent compared to those for February 2017, from $606.3 million last year to $475.7 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 6.1 percent for the year, […]

Judge Roy Moore endorses Courtland Sykes for U.S Senate

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s conservative candidates for the 2018 U.S. Senate race has picked up an endorsement over the weekend from another former U.S. Senate candidate. On Friday, Republican Judge Roy Moore, the man who fell short in his 2017 special election bid to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate, has now endorsed Courtland Sykes in his bid to win the Republican nomination in the Show-Me State. Courtland Sykes In a letter […]

RELEASE: Severe Weather Awareness Week and Statewide Tornado Drill help Missourians prepare for deadly severe weather threats

From March 4 to10 residents are encouraged to take action to prepare for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flooding and lightning JEFFERSON CITY – In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 […]

Ameren Missouri launches new electric energy initiative

A new program from Ameren Missouri hopes to encourage electric vehicle use amongst Missouri residents and businesses to help conserve energy within the area. Ameren Missouri on Thursday has announced that the company has filed its Charge Ahead program with the Missouri Public Service Commission. According to a press release, the energy company is focused to encourage its Missouri customers to use electricity in ways that provide reduced emissions, lower overall energy costs and improve […]

MO GOP looking for paid volunteers to gather signatures for pro-Right-to-Work petition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Though the right-to-work law is now headed toward the ballot in November, but that doesn’t mean that the fight is finished. In an email sent out by county party groups, Republicans are asking for volunteers to carry petitions and gather signatures for a proposed petition. Here’s the language that the Missouri GOP is proposing: “Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that every employee shall have the freedom to […]

Februrary is Earthquake Awareness across the state of Missouri

In the month of February, the state of Missouri hosts an initiative that hopes to bring awareness to residents of the state reading the dangers of earthquakes. According to Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency, the state is home to the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which generated some of the most powerful earthquakes ever to rock the nation. A series of powerful earthquakes occurred in 1811-12, which collapsed buildings, rung church bells hundreds of miles […]