Tag: Sen. Jamilah Nasheed

RELEASE: Senator Nasheed Presents Legislation to Raise Missouri’s Minimum Wage

JEFFERSON CITY – State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, presented legislation in the Missouri Senate’s Small Business and Industry Committee that would raise the state’s minimum wage by almost a dollar an hour in 2019. Currently, Missouri’s minimum wage is $7.85 an hour. Senate Bill 801 raises the minimum wage to $8.60 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2019. Additionally, the proposal increases the state’s minimum wage by $0.85 a year for the next four years. […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls for impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, has joined other Missouri legislators on Friday calling for the removal of Gov. Eric Greitens following the news of his indictment. Nasheed in a statement stated that the governor should be removed for the good of all residents of the state. “Gov. Greitens has to go,” Nasheed said. “Missourians thought they voted for a person of character and integrity, and instead they got a liar and alleged criminal. I am […]

Senate filibusters the withdrawing of Greitens’ appointees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” -Walter Scott, Marmion Those were the words that stood out in the mind of Sen. Bob Dixon when discussing the matter of what should be done with Governor Eric Greitens’ withdrawn appointments on Wednesday evening. Following the news that the Governor had withdrawn three of his appointments, Craig Porter, Alan T. Simpson, and John P. Scariot, to the Missouri Housing Development Commission, members of the Senate […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Proposes Transition Committee for St. Louis Public Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) presentedSenate Concurrent Resolution 29 for consideration before the Missouri Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee. The proposal would create the Joint Committee on the Transition of the St. Louis Public School District. The joint committee would facilitate the school district’s move back under the control of an elected school board. Since 2007, the St. Louis Public School District has been under the administration […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to present human trafficking bill in committee

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced that she will be presenting legislation relating to human trafficking before the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Jan. 22. The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Senate Lounge. Senate Bill 792 would allow those who were forced into sex work against their will to have their criminal records relating to prostitution expunged, upon approval of a court. “Those forced […]

Eigel, Koenig tag team tax reform in Senate Ways and Means Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The junior senators from the St. Louis region, Sen. Andrew Koenig and Sen. Bill Eigel, have taken a large task upon themselves in their mission to reform the state’s tax code, and their fellow senators on the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee were more than willing to tell them so. Koenig’s SB 611 and Eigel’s SB 617 both look to bring about reform, an item that has been at the forefront […]

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 […]