Tag: politics

STL County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger to not seek re-election, former STL County police chief interested in seat

St. Louis County Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger announced Thursday that she won’t seek a fourth term with the St. Louis County Council and now a former St. Louis County Police Chief expressed interest in the position. Wasinger, a Republican who represents the county’s 3rd district, has held the position since 2007 and stated to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that she wants to give another person the chance at the seat and that she wants to seek out other […]

Session gets underway, questions about Board appointments arise

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first day of the legislative session has concluded, and Missouri lawmakers are primed to once again take up debate on issues and legislation that will affect all corners of the Show-Me State. Today, we begin the 2018 Legislative session as a group of farmers, teachers, business owners, attorneys, doctors, and officers of the law. Both Republicans and Democrats…just regular Missourians with the desire to make a difference. #moleg — Todd […]

Kehoe defining his legacy through infrastructure policy, patient dealmaking

The Missouri Times presenting Kehoe with inaugural Statesman of the Year award after legislative lapse in his absence In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Missouri Times, staff, subscribers, people in the business community, and a group of longtime Capitol observers combined to select the 2017 Missouri Statesman of the Year. The inaugural honoree is Senator Mike Kehoe, Cole County. We asked this collection of influential Missourians to help us identify someone who consistently […]

RELEASE: Schmitt joins Missouri Rising Action as honorary chairman

Longtime Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore also joins Missouri Rising Action’s Board of Directors JEFFERSON CITY – Thursday, Missouri Rising Action announced that Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has joined the pro-Josh Hawley Super PAC as Honorary Chairman, and Missouri’s longtime former Republican National Committeeman Lance Beshore has joined the group’s Board of Directors. “After nearly a dozen years in Washington DC, Claire McCaskill has grown out of touch with Missouri and her partisan liberal […]

Another hat thrown into the ring for County Executive position

The race for the St. Louis County Executive position is heating up now that a third candidate has announced that he’s running for the position. Bill Ray, a real estate agent from University City, announced that he’s entering the race as a Democrat. Ray will face off against fellow Democrats such as the incumbent Steve Stenger and challenger Mark Mantovani. The Democratic primary for the position will begin on Aug. 7, 2018. In a press […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: Missouri Century Foundation Commends Rep. Rehder’s Leadership on Labor Reform

Rehder Recognized as Foundation’s 2017 Legislator of the Year ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Century Foundation honored State Rep. Holly Rehder (R-148) with the foundation’s Missouri Centurion Award. “Rep. Holly Rehder is a tireless advocate for labor reform in the Missouri legislature.  Rep. Rehder understands the importance of delivering worker freedom and ensuring all Missouri workers are given the choice to decide if they want to financially support a union as a condition of employment.  […]

This Week in Missouri Politics: Aggressive – not dirty – politics from both sides in the 8th

This week’s special election in Jackson County has been the focus of state politics for the last several weeks and didn’t disappoint. It ended up with Republican Mike Cierpiot winning with a little over 50 percent, Republican-turned-Democratic dupe Jacob Turk with 7 percent, and Democrat Hillary Shields at 43 percent. In all honesty, this district with two good candidates running strong races is probably a 55 or 56 percent Republican district, so this outcome is […]

RELEASE: NARAL Condemns Greitens’ Attack on Birth Control Access

Playing Politics With Our Healthcare, Greitens’ Move Could Undermine Access to Affordable Contraception in Missouri In response to the latest attack on women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom at the hands of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s Alison Dreith released the following statement: “Since he took office, Gov. Greitens has made it his priority to play politics with the healthcare that Missouri women and families count on. This latest unnecessary move furthers a fringe, […]

Governor Greitens Announces Recommendations to Shrink Government

Governor Eric Greitens announced the results of a task force created to evaluate the state’s boards and commissions. Task force recommendations include the elimination of nearly 450 bureaucratic appointments, the consolidation of boards and commissions that do duplicative work and the creation of overarching boards that can provide oversight on a number of issues. These recommendations will shrink the size of government, cut red tape and make it easier to do business in the state […]