Author Archives: Press Release

Ashcroft Announces Two Securities Orders Calling for Nearly $500,000 in Restitution; $50,000 to Investor Education Fund

  Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced two Consent Orders issued by the Securities Division involving nearly $500,000 in restitution to victims and a $50,000 payment to the Secretary of State’s Investor Education and Protection Fund. Both the Securities Commissioner and the Respondents agreed to the findings and final resolutions.   “Our

Bill Otto hired as new executive director of St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee

St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee is pleased to announce that they have hired the Honorable Bill Otto as their new Executive Director. As the new Executive Director Bill Otto will support local Democratic candidates in their bids to unseat ideologue extremists in St. Charles County and State government.   Bill presently resides in the


Hawley urges EPA to return authority to states and local governments

Hawley using constitutional expertise to fight for federalism JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Attorney General Josh Hawley today asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its regulatory authority over states and localities. Hawley joins Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and eighteen other Attorneys General in requesting EPA obey federal law and return authority to states and

Release: State Treasurer Eric Schmitt Announces Disaster Relief Program for Farmers and Small Businesses Impacted by Perryville Tornado

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the activation of a disaster relief program for Perry County farmers and small businesses affected by severe weather on February 28. The Harmed-area Emergency Loan Priority system, or HELP, authorizes 24-hour approval of low-interest loans for farming operations and other businesses damaged by the

Supreme Court’s ruling on St. Louis minimum wage increase threatens jobs

  Jefferson City, MO (February 28, 2017) – Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM), the state’s oldest general business trade association, is upset with another activist decision by the Missouri Supreme Court allowing St. Louis to increase its minimum wage above the state minimum wage. “Despite the liberal Supreme Court’s gross misinterpretation of state statute, money

Senators Chappelle-Nadal and Nasheed call on St. Louis Police Retirement System to divest from Russia

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following the abrupt resignation earlier this month of national security adviser Michael Flynn because of his ties with Russia, Missouri State Senators Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Jamilah Nasheed are calling on the St. Louis Police Retirement System to withdraw its more than $6.5 million in investments from Russian-based organizations. “The continued discovery

Release: Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson Commends Missouri Senate and House for Swift Passage of Right-to-Work Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson has commended the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives on their swift passage of a right-to-work law. The Senate passed the legislation January 26 on a vote of 21-12 while the House passed the final bill 100-59 on Thursday. The bill is expected to be signed by Governor

Release: Republicans don’t believe Missourians support right to work

Majority party blocks Democratic effort to let voters decide the issue JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Fearful that Missouri voters will reject anti-employee right-to-work legislation if given the chance, majority Republicans today blocked efforts by House Democrats to put the controversial measure on the statewide ballot. “If Republicans truly believed Missourians support so-called ‘right-to-work,’ they would

Release: Dem. Party Chair Calls Sec. Ashcroft to Withdraw Appointment of Securities Commissioner

Multiple investigations and last-minute political donations related to Sec. Ashcroft’s controversial hire are cause for concern, Democratic Chairman says JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber today called into question Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s handpicked hire for Missouri Securities Commissioner, David Minnick, a person steeped in controversy involving multiple investigations of