Tag: politics

Schmitt announces Missouri FIRST initiative to help small businesses and farmers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is back on the road this week, announcing the revamping of the state’s linked deposit program. Speaking in Springfield, Schmitt announced the launch and rebranding of the program, which will now be called Missouri FIRST (Financing Investment in our Rural, Small Business, and Technology communities). The initiative will be aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural operations grow and expand through the issuing of low-interest loans. “Small […]

RELEASE: Firefighters endorse Dan Wibracht for Missouri House

BRIDGETON, MO – The Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri, Local 2665 have endorsed Dan Wibracht for Missouri House District 72. “Firefighters and first responders put their well-being in danger to order to protect the safety, security and health of our loved ones and our neighborhoods,” said Wibracht. “Their work is heroic and we each owe them thanks. I am honored the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri, Local 2665 has endorsed my campaign for State Representative.” “Missourians […]

RELEASE: Shields announces Eastern Jackson County Listening Tour

State Senate Candidate Hillary Shields Rolls Out Listening Tour Stops LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Hillary Shields, local community advocate and candidate for the Missouri State Senate, announced a 2018 Jackson County Listening Tour across Missouri’s 8th Senate District. The Listening Tour will focus on education, job creation, and seniors. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide input on their priorities for the state and the issues that matter to them. “As a candidate […]

Missouri mourns passing of Rep. Cloria Brown

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Legislature is mourning the passing of one of their own. Rep. Cloria Brown, after battling cancer, passed away Sunday evening. Cloria Brown The Republican state representative from St. Louis County has served terms in the House since 2011, though not consecutively. Earlier in the legislative session of 2018, Brown shared that she would not be seeking re-election, due to her fight. Legislators and staffers shared their sentiments, saying Brown will […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder heads up new government reform and efficiency committee

St. Louis County Councilman Mark Harder is the chairman of a new committee that aims to investigate, create, and lead the effort to reform county government and make it more responsible and efficient. The the new committee labeled the Committee on Government Reform & Efficiency, will have the responsibility to help facilitate change and collaboration within the County Council. Harder, who represents the county’s District 7, stated in a letter to St. Louis County Executive […]

Uncertainty surrounds legal defense as a lobbyist gift from former ‘at no cost’ attorneys

Dowd Bennett exited as the defense for the Governor on a lawsuit against the Governor for using a message-deleting app to conduct state business last week, but not before they registered as lobbyists for Eric Greitens himself – while conducting a pro bono, or “at no cost,” defense. In January 2017, after being sworn in as Missouri’s 56th Governor, Greitens went upstairs to the second-floor office and immediately signed his first order of business, an executive […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Announces New Job Training Opportunities for Students

Today Governor Eric Greitens announced the investment of nearly $3.6 million in discretionary federal funding to expand and develop new Registered Apprenticeship programs across the state. The Governor visited North Central Missouri College in Trenton to visit with students in the program and discuss the impact of these apprenticeships. In Registered Apprenticeship Programs, students begin working from day one. The programs combine structured learning with on-the-job training under the supervision of a trade professional. The […]

RELEASE: State agriculture leaders endorse Catron in race for State Representative

WARRENTON, Mo. — Jessica Catron, Republican candidate for State Representative, announced today that she had received the exclusive endorsement of two of the state’s most influential agriculture leaders.  In a press release, Catron cited the endorsement of the Senator Brian Munzlinger and Representative Jay Houghton, the legislative chairs of the Senate and House Agriculture Policy committees. “Jessica [Catron] is committed to advancing Missouri’s number one industry, agriculture,” Munzlinger said.  “Her depth of knowledge of the issues, […]

House committee hears three different liquor bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Three bills regarding alcohol were presented to the House General Laws Committee on Tuesday night. The legislation included allowing underaged adults who work of a licensed retailer to carry liquor to a customer’s vehicle, allowing retailers to transport products to and from a warehouse, and requiring intoxicating liquor to physically come into the possession of a licensed wholesaler. Rep. Jack Bondon’s HB 2364, which he calls the Three-Tier Verification Act, ensures […]

RELEASE: Mantovani commits to new ethics plan involving reforms in political fundraising and government practices

MANTOVANI COMMITS TO NEW ETHICS PLAN INVOLVING REFORMS IN POLITICAL FUNDRAISING AND GOVERNMENT PRACTICES, ELIMINATING THE “CORRUPTION TAX” IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY St. Louis, MO (March 7, 2018) – As an extension to his commitment to transform the St. Louis region, Democratic County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani Wednesday announced a sweeping ethics reform plan committed to revising political fundraising and other government practices as County Executive. Mantovani pointed to a litany of bad financial deals […]