Author: Collin Reischman

Austin elected assistant floor leader

Austin elected assistant floor leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Kevin Austin was formally elected by his caucus as assistant floor leader today just before lawmakers convene for a special session to consider overriding gubernatorial vetoes. Austin, a sophomore...

Mazur to leave AFSCME

Mazur to leave AFSCME

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Jeff Mazur, the Executive Director for AFSCME Council 72 in Columbia, will be stepping down from his role in the labor fight at the end of the month to take...

St. Louis minimum wage hike headed to court

St. Louis minimum wage hike headed to court

ST. LOUIS — As almost universally predicted, the City of St. Louis will have to defend its recently passed minimum wage increase in court. A group of organizations, mostly representing businesses, filed suit yesterday...

Humphreys drops $500K into pro-RTW committee

Humphreys drops $500K into pro-RTW committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A major Republican donor who had been relatively quiet donated half a million dollars to a new committee today that is rumored to be targeting Republicans that support Gov. Jay...

Chappelle-Nadal calls for federal hearings on landfill contamination and EPA

Chappelle-Nadal calls for federal hearings on landfill contamination and EPA

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal first demanded that St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declare a state of emergency in parts of St. Louis County located over landfills that contain radioactive...