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Senators reject pay increases, accuse Gov. Greitens of using intimidation tactics

Senators reject pay increases, accuse Gov. Greitens of using intimidation tactics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – What began as a debate over a resolution that would give lawmakers and state officials a pay raise quickly became a heated and tense affair as senators called on Gov. Eric Greitens to apologize for his alleged use of “strong-armed tactics”. The resolution in question was HCR 4, which concerns pay

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed holds a press conference following a rally for human trafficking victims Jan. 25, 2017.

Nasheed hosts rally against human trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jamilah Nasheed held a rally for survivors and stakeholders of human trafficking Wednesday morning. The Missouri Sex Trafficking Awareness Month rally has become a part of a General Assembly-wide effort to combat the form of modern-day slavery which usually forces children and women into lives of prostitution. The senator said

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TWMP: Trump’s America, right-to-work, and the budget crunch

On a full opinion maker panel episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes Republican political consultant Jonathon Prouty of Hancock and Prouty; Jeff Mazur, the director of public partnerships at Launch Code; former House Speaker Steve Tilley; and Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis to discuss life under Pres. Donald Trump. They

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Nasheed endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis mayor

ST. LOUIS – Just a week after pulling out of the race for St. Louis mayor, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is now endorsing St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones in that same race. The state senator made the announcement with a news release posted on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, urging voters to unite with her behind Jones.

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Nasheed drops out of St. Louis mayoral election

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced Thursday night via social media she would drop out of the race for St. Louis mayor. Nasheed said the decision came after much deliberation and out of a desire to serve the city at the statewide level. “More than ever in our state’s history, we are beset with extreme

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Nasheed files campaign committee to run for STL mayor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The field of candidates for Missouri’s mayoral race continues to grow as a familiar face from the Capitol has thrown her hat in the ring. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, will join six other St. Louisans to vie for Mayor Francis Slay’s position after he announced in April that he would

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Senate Tip Sheet: Eight Days Before General Election

The Senate has pretty much broken down into one competitive race and one to keep an eye on. Because Republicans have won so many seats and two of the Democrat-leaning districts have Republican incumbents seeking reelection with Sen. Gary Romine and Sen. Ryan Silvey, the map is very small. Republicans are hoping the 1st and

Jamilah Nasheed sits for the Pledge of Allegiance during the 2016 veto session.

Nasheed plans to continue ‘fighting injustice’

ST. LOUIS – Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, will be the featured guest on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics where she will discuss her motivations behind sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance during veto session. Black athletes in professional football and women’s basketball, most notably, have kneeled during the national anthem to protest

Jamilah Nasheed sits for the Pledge of Allegiance during the 2016 veto session.

Nasheed sits during pledge, citing injustices

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Jamilah Nasheed broke Senate rules during the opening minutes of veto session by sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance. After the benediction, Nasheed, D-St. Louis, sat in her chair, despite an indirect warning from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder that “rules will be followed.” Nasheed said in a statement that she

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Preschools getting more attention in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon awarded nearly $1 million to an early childhood education project in New Madrid on Wednesday, another event in a growing statewide conversation over early learning. He made another $1 million grant in Salisbury later in the day. In addition to Nixon’s grants through Missouri Start Smart, this summer

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