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SEIU Missouri State Council Endorses Treasurer Tishaura Jones for Mayor

Thousands of St. Louis working families support Jones’ vision for a fairer, more inclusive city ST. LOUIS – Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri State Council endorsed St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the race for mayor. SEIU represents more than 4,000 working people across St. Louis. “Tishaura Jones is the only candidate

St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones meets with constituents in the mayor's race. (Courtesy of the Tishaura Jones for Mayor campaign)

Jones moves into second in mayor’s race, but Krewson maintains large lead

ST. LOUIS – Alderwoman Lyda Krewson still holds a strong lead on the St. Louis mayor’s race, but for the second week in a row, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones made gains in the poll – enough to move into second place. Jones gained another 3 percent of eligible voters to move to 16


New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, Missouri’s medical marijuana measure fell just 23 signatures short of making the November ballot. Now, the same group will hope to have just slightly better luck in the 2018 election. New Approach Missouri announced they would begin their signature collection this month for Initiative Petition 2018-051, which would make Missouri the 29th

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Campaign contribution law bans corporation donations to all candidates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The new implementation of Missouri’s campaign contribution law could potentially present problems for candidates at local levels. The new law passed during the November election by a large margin of Missouri voters places limits and rules on how candidates and committees can accept donations, including how much can be donated. Perhaps


Jones gets bump, but Krewson still leads in latest poll

ST. LOUIS – The latest poll from The Missouri Times commissioned by Remington Research Group has good news for the two women in the Democratic Primary. St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones received a 5-point bump to 13 percent, putting her within the margin of error of second and third place candidates President of the

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Kander endorses Jones for STL mayor

ST. LOUIS – If St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones needed to shore up her status as the go-to progressive candidate in the St. Louis mayoral election, an old friend may have just given her some help on that front. Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander officially endorsed Jones in a video he posted to

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Republicans select Crawford to fill Parson’s Senate seat

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Since Lt. Gov. Mike Parson’s victory in the Nov. 8, 2016 elections, Republicans have vied to be selected to fill his currently vacant Senate seat. The candidate appears to be Rep. Sandy Crawford, R-Buffalo, who won the 28th Senate District Republican Senate Committee’s nomination Saturday morning on the first ballot. The six-year

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Slay endorses Krewson as she gains momentum in mayoral race

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay made an official endorsement for his replacement: frontrunner Alderman Lyda Krewson. The announcement came via a television ad Thursday morning. Krewson also continues to lead in the race, according to the latest weekly Missouri Times poll. In fact, the alderwoman grew her lead four points over the rest of


Conservationists gear up for fight against captive cervid legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Brandon Butler, the executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri, is especially fond of one quote from President and noted conservationist Teddy Roosevelt. “The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.” To Butler, it succinctly and perfectly explains his role as a conservationist. He advocates


Martin looks to transition into elected office in run for alderman

ST. LOUIS – Sarah Wood Martin, a background operator in the Missouri Democratic political scene for years, has decided to step out into the open by launching her own bid for public office. Martin announced her candidacy for alderman of St. Louis’ 11th Ward Jan. 6. “After this last election, the November election, I felt