Author: Staff Reports

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: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Holds an Awards Ceremony for “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest

On January 22, 2018, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson held an awards ceremony for the Office of Lieutenant Governor’s “Vacation Missouri” Photo Contest winners. The contest promoted Missouri tourism and the many wonders of the state, both natural and manmade. This year 118 entries were received from people across the United States who live and/or vacation in Missouri. The winners were recognized during a ceremony at the Missouri State Capitol. Each received a declaration, a coin, […]

Courtland Sykes talks U.S. Senate campaign on This Week in Missouri Politics

By Alisha Shurr “All that is required for evil to be victorious, is for good men to do nothing,” Courtland Sykes quotes Edmund Burke in describing why he joined the military and is now running for public office. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate joins Scott Faughn on This Week in Missouri Politics on January 21 as the featured guest. The pro-life, pro-gun candidate wants to “rip the wires out of big government” and can […]

RELEASE: Foo Fighters coming to Scottrade Center

Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary. The North American leg of the tour supporting the international #1 album Concrete and Gold (Roswell Records/RCA Records) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary with a run of new arena headlines beginning October 8 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix AZ and running through October 18 at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul MN. Tickets for […]

RELEASE: At St. Louis Veterans Home Meeting, Residents and Families Voice Support for Improvements and Commission Changes

ST. LOUIS – On Saturday, at a meeting with Veterans and families at the St. Louis Home, Missouri Veterans Commission Chair Tim Noonan, Interim Executive Director Grace Link and St. Louis Veterans Home Interim Administrator Stan Smith provided an update on procedural and staffing changes that are already resulting in significant progress at the home. The most significant changes and results since Smith started on Jan. 2 include: The St. Louis Home has reduced involuntary […]

RELEASE: Two important issues from congressional candidate Haas: Mexican border and government shutdown

1. Mexican Border: I heard/read Paul Krugman 10 years or so ago that the solution to the Mexican border issue is to invest in businesses in northern Mexico, and we should take the wall money and do that. We still have to pass DACA. 2. It is outrageous that Senators and Representatives get paid during the shutdown, and I will introduce legislation to change that. They should get paid when shutdown over as should other […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces new proposal to fund key infrastructure projects

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri. When I’m talking with people about how to bring more paychecks and bigger paychecks to Missouri, they often tell me that we need better infrastructure. We’re working every day to bring […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces more government vehicle reductions

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced that more government cars are being reduced, saving $2.2 million in taxpayer money. “We found another 86 government cars that weren’t needed, and we’re getting rid of them! $2.2 million of your tax dollars saved. It’s amazing what can be accomplished with some common sense. It’s your money and we’re fighting to make sure the government doesn’t waste a cent of it,” said Governor Greitens. “Thank you to Carol Comer […]

RELEASE: Run for Something releases 2018 plan & endorses new candidates

Jan. 18, 2018-  Run for Something (RFS) is building off the successes of 2017 and this year is going to be even bigger and better. Welcome to our strategic plan for year two. We’re also amped to announce our newest crop of RFS endorsed candidates. These 61 first-timers from 27 states will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. Check out the list of newly endorsements here and also below. “These first time candidates represent the grit […]

RELEASE: Institute of Packaging Professionals elects Suzanne Fenton to Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — For a second consecutive term, TricorBraun’s Vice President Brand Marketing Suzanne Fenton is elected to the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Board of Directors. The IoPP is the most prestigious national trade organization representing the packaging industry. In 2013, Fenton was inducted in the organization’s College of Fellows, an honor conferred in recognition of “special and outstanding contributions and service to the field of packaging” and during this year, she received the IoPP […]