Tag: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed

Libla, Romine lead the Senate in call for Attorney General to investigate allegations against Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Less than 24 hours after a report alleging misconduct in the form of blackmail and infidelity by Gov. Eric Greitens, the Missouri Senate is speaking out. The Senate on Thursday morning returned to the chamber, with one topic on their tongues. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was the first to issue a call for the resignation of Gov. Greitens. “I’m calling for every female in this building to rise up,” Nasheed said on […]

Senate confirms appointments of Kraus, Silvey to Tax Commission and Public Service Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Tax Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission officially have new members. The Missouri State Senate on Thursday gave their approval for the nominations of Sen. Ryan Silvey and Will Kraus, both men appointed to the positions by Gov. Eric Greitens. During a morning hearing of the Senate committee on Gubernatorial Appointments, Sen. Silvey announced that he would be resigning his post in the Missouri Senate effective that day. […]

Governor’s commissioners pass draft motion to not fund tax credits in FY2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the rescheduled Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) meeting Friday, six men voted in an executive suite at the Holiday Inn to support a draft motion to not issues tax credits for FY2019. Over an estimated 150-200 people, ranging from tax credit housing residents, lawmakers, and stakeholders looked on as only Lt. Gov. Mike Parson and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, spoke more than briefly about what tax credits meant to […]

Sen. Nasheed calls for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Amidst allegations of negligence and mistreatment in the St. Louis Veterans Home, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on Governor Eric Greitens “to do right” by Missouri’s veterans. The St. Louis state senator is circulating a petition calling on the Republican governor to ask for the resignation of the head of the Missouri Veterans Commission, Larry Kay. In an email sent out Thursday, the senator says that the state is failing its […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to file legislation revamping guidelines after officer-involved deaths

JEFFERSON CITY — On Friday, State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced her intent to file legislation for the 2018 legislative session. Her first piece of legislation addresses the procedures involved in the investigation of a police officer-involved death. “Our citizens deserve accountability and transparency when the use of deadly force occurs.” Sen. Nasheed said. “These tragedies demand answers and closure for everyone involved. That’s why I am refiling a bill for our next legislative […]

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the bill has big implications for another group besides ride-sharing companies; one single sentence, added to the bill as an amendment while it was in the Senate, releases medical transportation companies from the authority of the regional taxicab commissions. “6. Nothing in […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls on Mayor Lyda Krewson to have an Emergency meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, on Tuesday issued the following statement relating to a call for the Mayor Krewson to have an emergency meeting with black elected officials: “I commend you for recognizing, as you so aptly wrote, that you ‘will need collaboration and cooperation from other elected officials’ to achieve this worthy goal.  I agree with your assessment and look forward to working with you to address these issues and […]

Tensions rising as protesters march through downtown St. Louis

The streets of downtown St. Louis on Friday were full of protestors and St. Louis area police officers trying to keep the peace. Tensions between the two were tested as multiple protestors were pepper sprayed when they tried to block police vehicles and officers on bicycles. Some protestors were handing out food and bottled water to help keep other marchers hydrated but some in the crowd used the bottled water as projectiles against police armed […]

Senior living center cuts ribbon to long wait list

A new independent living center opened its doors on Tuesday seeking to bring modern housing to some of St. Louis’ seniors and it already has a wait list. Vandeventer Place, an independent living senior community, has 15,000 square feet of community space comprised of a furnished community building, business center, fitness center and movie theater. At the ribbon cutting ceremony for Vadeveter Place, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, said that one of the biggest and […]

Is Hawley reluctant to run for U.S. Senate, or just reluctant to answer the question?

By Benjamin Peters JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Recent news about Attorney General Josh Hawley’s potential run for U.S. Senate continues to leave voters with questions about the status of the Republican’s intentions. Just last week, it was announced that Hawley was forming an exploratory committee for a possible bid against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. “It’s really not official, he’s still playing around with an exploratory committee. Either start a pot, or get out of the […]