Tag: Missouri

Former 2nd District Democrat candidate blasts primary opponents

A former candidate who hoped to unseat Congresswoman Ann Wagner from the Missouri 2nd District blasted other Democrats as she made her exit. Last month, Kelli Dunaway dropped out of the four-way Democrat primary race stating in an interview with Daily Kos, that she had a difficult time raising money as the other candidates and stated that there was an establishment problem. “It’s a structural problem,” Dunaway told Daily Kos. “The system is set up so […]

RELEASE: State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

Holiday season greatly increases residential fire risks because of increased indoor cooking, turkey fryers, candles, Christmas trees and other factors   JEFFERSON CITY – State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires – caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. “The holidays and winter season are peak fire […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Presented the 2017 Governor’s Cup to Stone Hill Winery

(JEFFERSON CITY) – The Missouri Wines, 2017 Governor’s Cup was awarded to the Held family, owners of Stone Hill Winery in Hermann.  Stone Hill received the prestigious award as a result of being voted 2017’s Best Wine in Missouri.  The champion wine consisted of a Dry Red, 2015 Norton.  Hundreds of Missouri wines are judged annually through blind taste tests by experts from across the country to crown the Governor’s Cup Champion. The Missouri Wine […]

Phony Clayton lawyer arrested in Texas for once again posing as a lawyer

A former Rolla resident who has a history of impersonating as a defense attorney in Clayton was arrested in Texas for the same offense. According to Dallas News, Dustin Craig Mitchell, 36 was arrested Monday in Frisco, Tx. by the Frisco Police Department and was charged with falsely holding oneself out as a lawyer, a third-degree felony which can carry a fine up to $10,000 and a 2-10 year prison sentence. He is currently being held […]

State Releases October 2017 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that October 2017 net general revenue collections increased 8.9 percent compared to October 2016, from $585.1 million last year to $637.3 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 3.8 percent for the year, from $2.06 billion last year to $2.13 billion this year. Increased 7.9 percent for the month. Sales and use tax collections Decreased 0.6 percent for the […]

RELEASE: Missouri submits proposal to win Amazon headquarters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The State of Missouri announced its proposal Thursday to support Kansas City and St. Louis in their efforts to win the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters. “Amazon is a company full of people who turn big ideas into reality,” Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said. “My team fully and equally supported the proposals submitted by our major metropolitan areas, Kansas City and St. Louis. We challenge Amazon to envision what it could […]

Clayton Township Democrats discuss strategy for next election cycle

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — The Clayton Democrats convened Wednesday at the University City Public Library for their monthly meeting to learn more about initiatives they hope to see on the ballot in 2018. The meeting focused on several key Democratic issues, including an increase in minimum wage, campaign finance reform, a petition seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri and a “right to work” repeal. Clayton Township committeeman Jimmy Loomis, who serves as a liaison between […]

This Week in Missouri Supreme Court: Week of October 17, 2017

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court offered just one hand down for the week of October 17, 2017. In the State of Missouri v. Larry Clay, Clay appealed a decision that found him guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, which sentenced him to 25 years in prison. After an argument between Clay and three other men at his house, the altercation escalated into a physical conflict. During the […]

RELEASE: Blunt Commends Confirmation of MSU’s David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today applauding the confirmation of David Trachtenberg as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. “David Trachtenberg’s academic background and professional experience have provided him extensive knowledge on a broad range of defense policy issues,” Blunt said. “David does not just have the right credentials for this position, he has demonstrated the passion and professionalism that will make him an asset to the […]