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Obama drops Zweifel-opposed proposal to 529s

January 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After pressure from leaders of both parties, President Barack Obama dropped a proposal Tuesday made in his State of the Union address just one week ago to tax college savings accounts, also known as “529 accounts.” Democratic Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel was quick to be […]

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Missouri bill aims to protect human trafficking survivors

January 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY– Secretary of State Jason Kander introduced a plan earlier today, along with several other lawmakers, to protect human-trafficking survivors in Missouri. Women, children and men are being traded all across Missouri for sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery and even removal of organs. St. Louis is one of the […]

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Proposed judicial reforms go far beyond Macks Creek Law

January 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Last week, Republican Sen. Eric Schmitt held the first hearing for his bill capping municipal revenue derived from traffic tickets and court fees. Later that day, Gov. Jay Nixon included in his broad State of the State address a push for reforms to local courts, and […]

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Automobile Dealers sue Revenue for violating equal protection rights

January 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Reuther Ford, Osage Industries and the Missouri Automobile Dealers filed a petition late this afternoon against the Missouri Department of Revenue and its Director Nia Ray asking the court to declare that Missouri law does not permit the department to issue a new motor vehicle dealers […]

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Nixon lays out agenda in State of the State

January 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon entered the Missouri House Chambers to deliver his State of the State address under perhaps the most strained time of his tenure as the state’s chief executive. Nixon entered a legislative chamber swelling with more Republicans — enough to easily override vetoes in […]

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Chappelle-Nadal files scathing remonstrance against Nixon

January 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It was only a few hours into the 98th General Assembly when Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, took the floor to blast Missouri’s chief executive as an aloof racist. “Whereas, during his numerous years as an elected official, Mr. Nixon has consistently exhibited a prideful disengagement […]

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State revenue on the rise

January 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri officials announced today that state net general revenue collections increased more than 5 percent compared to 2014. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today in an email that net revenue collections in Missouri were up 5.1 percent from this time last year, totaling at $4.06 […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri

December 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 18, 2014 Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri State’s highest public safety award honors officers who bravely risk their own lives to protect their fellow Missourians JEFFERSON CITY – In a ceremony today at the State Capitol, Gov. […]

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Koster sues 13 municipalities for excessive traffic, court fines

December 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster announced to a room of reporters that he filed a civil lawsuit in the 21st Judicial Court of Missouri against 13 St. Louis County municipalities for violating a state law that caps how much revenue cities may collect via traffic tickets and […]

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Kander’s #FergusonRebuild raises over $63k in first 24 hours

December 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

FERGUSON, Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander announced yesterday a partnership with his office, the Regional Business Council, North County Incorporated with the Reinvest North County Fund to create #FergusonRebuild. The initiative seeks to provide the area with non-governmental grants for businesses in Ferguson and surrounding areas. “Small businesses […]

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