Category: Politics

STL County Council to vote on Harder’s County Council time change legislation

Legislation that would change the County Council’s weekly meeting time could be heard during its final passage stage on Tuesday. The bill which is sponsored by Councilman Mark Harder would attempt to change the starting time of the meetings from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Harder stated this would allow county residents more time to arrive to the meetings and voice their concerns about county government. “This is a bill that I brought up last […]

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 […]

Presnell withdraws from race for term-limited Cross’ seat

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Missouri House race for term-limited Rep. Gary Cross’ seat just got a little less crowded. Jordan Presnell, a Democrat, has decided to drop out of the race. “I have learned a lot about the political process and hope that one-day campaigning becomes more about an individual’s personal convictions and qualifications and less about fundraising and political party cheerleading,” the Iraq War veteran said. “We live in a world where people […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen set to consider wide range of topics

Clayton could see its first new restaurant of the new year if plans are approved for the operation of Copia II at 7822 Bonhomme Avenue. A transfer of the conditional use permit for the 8,200 square-foot, 160 seat restaurant will be considered by the Clayton Board of Aldermen at Tuesday night’s meeting. Eyad Tammas and Amer Hawatmeh, owners of Clayton Foods, LLC and Copia in downtown, submitted the application and are seeking to open their second […]

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 […]

Kelly withdraws earned paid family leave bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Just over a week after it was filed, a bill for earned paid family leave is being formally withdrawn. House Bill 1974 — introduced by Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove — would have established up to eight weeks of paid leave per 12 month period for eligible employees. “I agree with President Trump that our nation has long overlooked making childcare more affordable for families, I believe it is time for […]

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 […]

January 2018 Quarterly Filings: What we learned

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The numbers are in for the January quarterly filing deadline, so here’s a look at some of the noteworthy takeaways from this quarter’s reports. In the last report, we noted that Gov. Eric Greitens had spent more money in the previous three-month period than he had raised, with $2.37 million in his account. This time, the Governor now has increased that number to $2.77 million, raking in $629,668.49 in the final […]