Tag: jake hummel

TWMP: Hummel visits for Labor Day and RTW

On a special Labor Day weekend edition of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes House Minority Leader Jake Hummel, D-St. Louis, to discuss his likely trip to the state Senate and replacing Sen. Joe Keaveny. They also speak on the upcoming veto session and the controversial “gun bill” […]

Democrats announce legislative priorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House and Senate Democrats announced their policy plan for this legislative agenda to “Move Missouri Forward” on Monday. “As we move into the 2016 legislative session, a unified Democratic Party is ready to fight for a Missouri that is more equitable for every citizen of our […]

Part One: 10 of the Most Fascinating People of 2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay No politician moved the needle more in 2015 than St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. After leading on the issue of equality in marriage last year, Slay led on a host of public policy issues this year. He was at the front of the ban the […]

Soutier prepares step down from Labor Council

Saint Louis, Mo. — Bob Soutier, a staple of the Missouri labor movement for decades, will officially surrendered the title of President of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council in March. Soutier’s replacement, Pat White, begins filling Soutier’s shoes on Jan 1. Soutier served as labor council president since 2005. […]

Hummel looking to lead House Democrats in 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jacob Hummel served as House Minority leader for the past two years, and it would appear he has every intention of remaining in the position despite his new title with the Missouri AFL-CIO. “Jake has personally committed to me that he is running again and […]

Press Release: GOP budget shoves schools to back of the line, shuts out new jobs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives today passed a proposed state operating budget for the 2015 fiscal year that puts local public schools at the back of the line for state funding and outright rejects $1.7 billion in federal funding that would create at least 24,000 […]