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STL judge: no city vote to spend city funds on stadium

Saint Louis, Mo. —St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley declared a city ordinance requiring a public vote before spending local funds on a new NFL stadium invalid today, giving stadium supporters another legal win. Frawley also addressed the issue of adjacency in his ruling, stating that the proposed location […]

Former TV anchor launches statewide bid

Saint Louis — Robin Smith, the longtime staple of the CBS affiliate KMOX/KMOV 4, announced over the weekend that she would be running for Secretary of State in Missouri as a Democrat. “What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door,” […]

Q&A: Rep. Dave Hinson

Saint Louis — The Missouri Times sat down with Rep. Dave Hinson during the House Republican Summer caucus meeting to discuss his recent guilty plea in a DWI case stemming from a fender-bender he had last winter. Hinson pled guilty earlier this week, but maintains his innocence and says he took the […]

Former Cass County prosecutor announces run for attorney general

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Not even a day after state Sen. Scott Sifton, D-St. Louis, announced that he would remain in the state Senate, another Democrat has entered the race for attorney general. Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley, D-Raymore, has thrown her hat into the ring. She served in […]

Sifton to forgo AG run

Saint Louis — Sen. Scott Sifton will not be seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general, the St. Louis senator announced in a statement today. “I have spent my entire tenure in the Senate advocating ethics reform, and we clearly need it,” Sifton said.  “It has become clear that I […]

Schaefer writes letter requesting Planned Parenthood’s license be suspended

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, has penned a letter as the chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Sanctity of Life to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Gail Vasterling requesting the license of the Planned Parenthood in Columbia to be suspended. Schaefer, who is also […]

Tip Sheet: Replacing Paul LeVota

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following last week’s news, eyes are now turning toward state Sen. Paul LeVota’s seat. Gov. Jay Nixon has announced special elections for other open House seats, but it doesn’t apply to LeVota’s seat, which technically doesn’t become vacant until next month. There is currently no special […]

House freshmen call for changes to special election law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon called for special elections to fill the seats of three House vacancies yesterday, but not everyone in the General Assembly commended the governor for doing his job. Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, tweeted this morning that the districts which will hold the special elections will […]

Hanaway, Rep. Franklin attend pro-life rally outside Columbia Planned Parenthood

COLUMBIA, Mo. – At midday during an excessive heat warning, nearly one hundred people on both sides of the abortion debate stood outside the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Columbia. While a smattering of Planned Parenthood supporters attended the event, they largely served as a counter-protest to the anti-abortion “#WomenBetrayed” rally organized […]

Pro-life activists rally at STL Planned Parenthood

Saint Louis — Republican lawmakers gathered with about 75 protestors outside of the Planned Parenthood facility in downtown St. Louis today for a rally demanding an end to Planned Parenthood funding and an investigation into tissue donation programs. Republicans in the state senate have formed the Sanctity of Life committee in […]