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Nasheed endorses Tishaura Jones for St. Louis mayor

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


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


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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RYH4K celebrates early childhood education measure’s certification

ST. LOUIS – Raise Your Hand for Kids celebrated their initiative petition’s certification for the November ballot Tuesday as litigation remains ongoing. Raise Your Hand for Kids (RYH4K) and other supporters of the Early Childhood Health and Education Amendment welcomed Kander’s decision. The amendment would raise the state’s tobacco tax to fund early childhood education


Eight senators likely to return in January

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While several senate districts have general elections ahead, eight senators up for re-election this year without competition this November. Those eight senators, four Democrats and four Republicans, can be all but assured of finding themselves back in the chamber in January. Republican Sens. Gary Romine, David Sater and Mike Cunningham had no


Attorney General report on racial profiling in traffic stop spawns calls for action

by Tim Curtis and Scott Moyers JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Attorney General Chris Koster released the annual traffic stop disparity report Wednesday, he included for the first time a call for the legislature to fix a racial bias. The report showed that in 2015, a black Missourians was 1.69 times more likely to be pulled