Tag: Scott Faughn

How We Got Here: An anthology of controversies and conflict between the Governor and General Assembly

In light of the scandal gripping state government, a lot has been made of the relationship between the Governor and the General Assembly. We decided to pull together some of the relevant dates regarding recent scandals in state politics and Eric Greitens’ rocket-like climb to the highest office in the state. Governor Eric Greitens February 21, 2015 Eric Greitens attends the Missouri Republican Party Lincoln Days event in Kansas City and states his intentions to […]

Is the tape real? Greitens’ former mistress confirms through lawyer statement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rumors concerning the extramarital affair and alleged blackmailing of a married woman by Gov. Eric Greitens continue to spread across the state and nation like wildfire less than 48 hours after the report was issued by KMOV. And the key piece of evidence that seems to matter in the conversation is a recorded conversation between the woman and her now-ex-husband. Some are questioning the authenticity of the tape, asking whether it […]

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 […]

How much or little does experience mean for auditor’s race?

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – Following Rep. Paul Curtman’s announcement for the state auditor’s race, the panelists on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politicstalked about how the former Marine Sergeant would fare against Republican David Wasinger, a respectable St. Louis accountant and lawyer, and incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway. While Wasinger and Galloway are both certified public accountants, Curtman said at his announcement that his leadership skills and willingness to work across party […]

Romine says he was ‘not made aware’ of SB 43/HUD letter

By Michael Layer CRYSTAL CITY Mo. – Sen. Gary Romine said that he was not aware of the letter which outlined that his SB 43 employee discrimination bill violated federal standards. He spoke with Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn about his bill, which jeopardizes at least $500,000 of federal funds because it violated standards set by the Fair Housing Act. “I was not made aware of that letter, no,” Romine said. “I think there was […]

Schroer: Impeding traffic puts Missourians at risk

By Michael Layer St. Charles County state representative plans to file a bill increasing penalties for blocking roadways ST. LOUIS – Rep. Nick Schroer defended his proposed bill to increase penalties for protestors blocking traffic on the October 15 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Schroer hopes his bill will increase safety and allow infrastructure to run smoothly. Schroer’s bill was inspired by an October 4 protest in St. Louis, where 143 people were arrested […]

Doubts loom over Democrat health care plan

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Democrats spoke about their proposed state health care plan. The plan, named Healthy Missouri, is founded around several goals like expanding Medicaid, prioritizing veteran and women’s health care needs, and implementing a comprehensive PDMP to combat the opioid epidemic. Health Missouri has been promoted by Steven Webber, a former House Democrat and current Chairman of the state’s Democrat Party. […]

Roorda blames politicians for escalated Stockley protests

By Michael Layer  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On the September 24 episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Jeff Roorda, the executive director of the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association, blamed politicians for the escalation of the Stockley protests. “You blame the politicians that aren’t honest about what happened. Shame on Mayor Krewson and everybody else who has castigated this decision,” he continued. “Under the rule of law, there’s no question of whether it’s the […]

Dear Mr. Danforth, your self-righteous turkey call politics are their own brand of divisive

Well, it’s been about 24 months, and that means the Cardinals are due for a new closer and, of course, John Danforth is due for a sanctimonious diatribe on the Republican Party. It’s been about that long since Danforth teamed up with Tony Messenger at the Post-Dispatch to launch an unfair, vicious, and holier-than-thou personal slander of John Hancock. Right on schedule, this week, he partnered with another conservative bastion, The Washington Post, to attack […]

Welcome to the Clayton Times

Thank you for picking up our inaugural edition of the Clayton Times, or more likely, scrolling through our app on your phone or clicking our website.  It’s our goal to build a newspaper that can cover the business, legal, political, and cultural parts of Clayton that make it one of the greatest cities in the Midwest.  We’re not the biggest on buzzwords, but starting July 4th, we hope to become more than a weekly newspaper […]