Tag: politics

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Announces Winners of the 2018 Senior Service Awards

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson announced the winners for the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award. The award promotes and highlights the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide to their local communities. This year, 90 winners were chosen from 152 nominees, representing 77 counties across Missouri. “I am pleased to see so many seniors across our state being recognized for their volunteerism,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. “This year, we had a record number of winners […]

Former STL Mayor Vince Schoemehl on why he endorses STL County Executive candidate Mark Mantovani

Former St. Louis Mayor Vince Schoemehl announced his endorsement of St. Louis County Executive challenger Mark Mantovani on Thursday, stating that he believes a change is needed within the county. The former mayor stated the one of the problems that’s facing the county is that residents are vacating both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County. “The leadership in the St. Louis region has to come from St. Louis County. The county is […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Police Association & Firefighters Local 2665 to Endorse County Executive Steve Stenger for Re-Election

County Executive Steve Stenger will be joined by Officer David Machens and Matt Crecelius of the St. Louis County Police Association and Corey Hogan of Firefighters Local 2665 on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10am to announce their endorsement of County Executive Stenger. “I’m honored to have the support of the fire responders representing St. Louis County,” said Stenger.  “We are all working together to make St. Louis County safer.” Firefighters Local 2665 represent St. Louis […]

Justice appointment withdrawn from Senate floor after senators threaten filibuster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two weeks after the Senate Committee on Gubernatorial Appointments voted to advance the name of one appointment to the Missouri State Board of Education, that same appointment has stalled on the Senate floor. Sen. President Pro Tem Ron Richard on Tuesday put forward the nomination of Eddy Justice, one of the five appointees made by Gov. Eric Greitens in the last year. And the chamber, in turn, echoed their message: those […]

RELEASE: Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship Walk Opening Ceremony

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Maryland Heights, Mo., tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. CT to give remarks during the opening ceremony of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates lasting friendships, employment opportunities, and assists with leadership development skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30 a.m. CT Senator Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship […]

Senate approves one appointment to Ethics Commission, quorum re-established

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission is now in a position to begin hearing cases once again. The MEC had been rendered ineffective in mid-March when three of its members’ terms expired. But with a voice vote of the Missouri Senate on Thursday, the commission now meets the bare minimum number of members required for a quorum. The Senate gave their approval of an appointment by Gov. Eric Greitens, adding former state Rep. Wayne Henke, […]

RELEASE: Mark Mantovani Proves He Can Withstand Negative Campaign by County Executive Stenger

Along with his continued personal commitment to the campaign, raises more than $370,000 in latest fundraising quarter Clayton, MO – Mark Mantovani’s campaign for St. Louis County Executive reported to the Missouri Ethics Commission total contributions over $1.66 million despite a negative, but predictable, barrage of false and misleading television advertising by the incumbent. The campaign raised more than $371,000 during the first quarter fundraising period from January 1 – April 16 and reports it […]

RELEASE: Blunt Applauds President Trump’s Intent to Nominate John Jordan to Serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to nominate John Jordan, who currently serves as Sheriff of Cape Girardeau County, to the position of United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri. “Sheriff John Jordan’s tenure as the longest serving sheriff in Cape Girardeau County history has prepared him well to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri,” said […]

House perfects Haahr’s tax overhaul bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Over the course of four hours, the Missouri House made legislation to overhaul Missouri’s tax code their own as more than ten amendments were added to Rep. Elijah Haahr’s bill. The House Speaker Pro Tem’s legislation, if passed, lowers the corporate tax rate from 6.25 percent to 5 percent and the individual income tax rate for most Missourians from 5.9 percent to 5 percent. HB 2540 also aims to provide funding […]

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns End Citizens United endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Wednesday from a national organization that supports candidates who champion campaign finance reform. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of End Citizens United (ECU). VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held by Republican Congresswoman Ann Wagner who is seeking re-election. The […]