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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testifies in opposition to a bill that would invalidate the city's minimum wage increase March 6, 2017. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

Slay defends St. Louis minimum wage increase in house committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay testified alongside several St. Louisans to oppose a measure explicitly designed to prevent the city’s minimum wage raise ordinance, approved last week by the Missouri Supreme Court, from going into effect. He waited alongside many of his constituents until 8 p.m. to testify before the House Rules

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Republicans continue fight against STL minimum wage hike

Bills fast-tracked after last week’s MO Supreme Court decision JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two bills aimed at restricting minimum wage increases by the state’s political subdivisions filed last Wednesday by two House Republicans will have hearings Monday afternoon in the House Rules – Administrative Oversight Committee. Reps. Jason Chipman and Dan Shaul filed the legislation

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Lipman, Hardwick, Powell selected by commission in first round of Supreme Court process

(Featured photo, from left to right: Benjamin Lipman, Lisa Hardwick, W. Brent Powell) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The seven-person Appellate Judicial Commission narrowed the list of applicants to take over the empty seat on the Missouri Supreme Court bench from 31 down to three Wednesday evening. Gov. Eric Greitens will choose between Judge Lisa White

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Supreme Court upholds minimum wage raises in St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The city of St. Louis won a major case at the Missouri Supreme Court when the bench ruled unanimously the city could keep its minimum wage increase statute passed by the Board of Aldermen in August 2015. A circuit judge struck down the minimum wage increase in October of that year after

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Court plan at center of determining new Supreme Court judge questioned by some, including Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On Feb. 28 and March 1, a select group of seven people will determine three candidates from a field of 31 to move onto the final selection process to become the next judge on the Missouri Supreme Court. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court Patricia Breckenridge will chair the group,

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Barnes, Gaston, Goodman, and Ehlmann headline lengthy list of those applying for Missouri Supreme Court vacancy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Bar and Gov. Eric Greitens have a long list of people who applied to become the next person nominated to the Missouri Supreme Court. The commission announced the list of 31 Missourians who applied to be considered to replace Judge Richard B. Teitelman who passed away last year. Former

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This Week at the Missouri Supreme Court: Jan. 17, 2017

The Missouri Supreme Court offered hand downs in two cases this week. The first case, the City of Kansas City v. The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners, made major headlines in Kansas City. The case dealt with a ballot proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city,  a proposal which was struck down

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Missouri appoints first female Supreme Court clerk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri has named the first woman to serve as the Missouri Supreme Court’s clerk. Betsy Ledgerwood AuBuchon took over the position, effective January 1, making her only the sixth person to hold the position in the last century. “I am grateful and very humbled about the opportunity the Court has given

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This Week in the Missouri Supreme Court: Jan. 3, 2017

In Missouri Supreme Court proceedings, there was one opinion reached on a disciplinary hearing of Lincoln County Judge Christina Kunza Mennemeyer. The public defender’s office filed a complaint against Mennemeyer in Nov. 2014 claiming the judge deliberately postponed appointing counsel to indigent defendants in probation violation cases until after the time for disqualifying the judge had

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Nixon orders flags to half-staff to honor Teitelman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced late Tuesday that he would order all flags at Missouri courts to half-staff in remembrance of Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman who died Tuesday at the age of 69. Teitelman was the first Jewish and legally blind judge to serve on Missouri’s highest court. A cause has

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