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Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

Final Clayton election results: Boulton wins re-election in Ward 1, McAndrew takes Ward 3 and Wilson knocks out incumbent for school board

View election results live here all night. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tabulation begins after the first precincts have checked in their ballots. The results will be posted here and continue to be updated throughout the night. Follow the Clayton Times on Facebook and Twitter for immediate results as they become available to our reporters. For more information on the Clayton Aldermanic candidates click here. For more information on the […]

OPINION: Massive Political Spending by Ameren Pushes Double Digit Rate Increase

It is good to be a monopoly electric company. Ameren Missouri profits are high, its reliability statistics exceed those in neighboring states, and the Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted it several generous rate increases over the years with a 9.54% annual profit allowance. But apparently the utility does not think that is enough, as it is aggressively seeking bonus rate compensation through the state legislature. This anti-consumer measure would impose a new mechanism called […]

OPINION: Airline Regulations Will Only Raise Ticket Prices

So why is Congress still trying to push them through? By Senator Dave Schatz The cost of flying in the United States has reached record lows, but you wouldn’t know it. Just by listening to how people talk, it seems like complaining about the cost of flying is a national past time.  Despite it’s bad reputation, the numbers tell us a different story; one where free market competition has driven down prices and improved safety […]

Stormy Daniels coming to Country Rock Cabaret in Sauget

The political forecast for President Donald Trump has been a bit stormy, but clearer weather is expected to come to the St. Louis area as porn star Stormy Daniels is scheduled to make an appearance in Sauget, Ill.  Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is bringing her “Make America Horny Again Tour” to County Rock Cabaret on April 6-7.  Daniels has made national headlines when it was revealed that she was paid $130,000 […]

Greitens’ defense in blackmail investigation not pro bono

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite discussion to the contrary, the Missouri Governor’s defense in an alleged blackmail case is not pro bono. A member of Gov. Eric Greitens’ legal team confirmed to the Missouri Times the Governor “is personally responsible for his legal fees on the 2015 private matter. This is not pro bono.” How the personal defense is being funded was not clarified. Greitens’ is being represented by Dowd […]

Bill to ban horse carriage ride in St. Louis city could see changes

The St. Louis Board of Aldemen is scheduled to perfect a proposal that would ban horse-drawn carriages on city streets during their regularly scheduled meeting Friday, but the language in that bill could soon change. Bill no. 129 states it would be unlawful for, “any person to ride, walk or otherwise lead a horse or horses on, along or over the public streets, alleys and sidewalks within the City of St. Louis and the paths […]

Ag committee approves of bill ensuring right to use working animals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite strong objections from Democrats, a bill prohibiting municipalities from regulating working animals was voted out of committee early Thursday morning. The bill “takes control away from local government,” according Rep. Tracy McCreery. She voiced her frustration that it isn’t just “liberal” St. Louis that has regulations on working animals, but also “conservative cities.” HB 1907, sponsored by Rep. Bryan Spencer, specifies the right to use working animals for the mutual […]

Eigel talks tax cuts on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times Sen. Bill Eigel talks his favorite topic Sunday on This Week in Missouri Politics: tax cuts. “I think the Senate is going to make good on the Governor’s promise of a bold tax plan,” Eigel told Scott Faughn. And he wasn’t referring to the tax cut plan that Gov. Eric Greitens was touting around Missouri this last week. “Well, first of all, we have worked very hard this week, and […]

EPA opts for partial excavation of the West Lake Landfill

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times In a decision that was decades in the making, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursdays that it plans to partial excavation of the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton. “The people of the St. Louis region deserve clarity and answers with respect to the remediation of the West Lake Landfill,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “I promised them an answer, and today I am making good on that commitment. […]