Category: Politics

County Council moves forward with plan to approve bonds for Save-A-Lot to build headquarters at Northwest Crossings

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday moved forward with the process to approve Chapter 100 bonds to keep Save A Lot’s headquarters in the county. Approval of the bonds would allow Save-A-Lot to move from Earth City and build its new corporate headquarters at Northwest Crossings in St. Ann. It would also allow the grocery store chain to pay 50 percent of assessed personal property taxes on computers and other office equipment for the next […]

RELEASE: New ad by Mantovani campaign shows voters a clear choice for St. Louis County Executive

The Mantovani for STL campaign today, behind a significant ad buy, launched a new 30-second TV ad called “Instead.” The ad, which points out the looming federal criminal investigation and failed leadership of incumbent County Executive, Steve Stenger, and provides the alternative — Mark Mantovani, a leader who will work to improve people’s lives — will begin airing today. It follows weeks of misleading ads from the Stenger campaign and the incumbent trying to rewrite […]

Supreme Court ruling paves way for Missouri to collect online sales tax with lawmaker action

A close U.S. Supreme Court decision has paved the way for the Missouri General Assembly to take up legislation that could potentially bring in millions in revenue. On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. The 5-4 decision is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under a 1992 Supreme Court […]

Kander for Mayor?

A rising star in the Democratic Party, Jason Kander has served in the Missouri House and as the Secretary of State. Now multiple sources say he is considering throwing his hat into the Kansas City mayoral race. Current Kansas City Mayor Sly James has said he doesn’t plan to run again. Other contenders for the spot currently include Jolie Justus, Scott Wagner, Rita Berry, Phil Glynn, Jermaine Reed, Alissia Canady, Scott Taylor, Steve Miller. There currently is […]

Governor Parson attends working lunch with President Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Governor Mike Parson attended a working lunch with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss best practices and lay out Missouri’s top priorities, including infrastructure and workforce development. “In order for Missouri to move forward, we must work together to address major issues, including infrastructure and workforce development,” said Governor Mike Parson. “I appreciate President Trump’s commitment and invitation to play a role in strengthening State and […]

Candidate for Senate District 14 receives endorsement from United Auto Workers Union

A challenger for the Missouri Senate District 14 has received another endorsement. Brian Williams, a former staffer of U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, filed in February to run for the Senate seat with a campaign focused on education, accountability and attracting and retaining local talent to the district. On Thursday, Williams’ campaign announced he has received the endorsement of the United Auto Workers Union Region 5. Williams grew up in a union family in North St. Louis […]

Democratic challenger for 2nd District earns UAW endorsement

One of the Democratic challengers for 2nd Congressional District in Missouri received an endorsement on Thursday from a national organization. Cort VanOstran, a political newcomer, lawyer and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law announced that he received the endorsement of the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW). This marks the second major labor endorsement in two weeks for his campaign. VanOstran is running for the 2nd Congressional District, which is currently held […]

Ashcroft calls voter fraud ‘exponentially greater threat than hacking’ during U.S. Senate hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a hearing on election security preparedness nationwide, part of the conversation diverged on a path of voter fraud following a statement by Missouri’s Secretary of State. “The evidence indicates that voter fraud is an exponentially greater threat than hacking of election equipment,” said SOS Jay Ashcroft. A few senators on the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee took issue with the statement and pressed Ashcroft to site any study, nonpartisan report, […]

St. Louis to host National Election Security Summit in September

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — St. Louis will be hosting a a National Election Security Summit to be held September 10-11, 2018, according to Missouri’s Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. National, state and local election authorities will join officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Elections Infrastructure – Information Sharing and Analysis Center, security professionals, election experts, and other industry leaders to learn and share tangible best practices. “With heightened scrutiny of […]

Missouri still has no legislation to protect citizens from radon gas poisoning

The Missouri Department for Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) has stated that “31% of homes in Missouri are testing above EPA recommended levels for radon.” Still, Missouri has yet to enact any statutes addressing this dangerous, hidden threat. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, right behind smoking. In fact, radon is the cause of over 20,000 lung cancer deaths annually; roughly 10% of these victims […]