Tag: Mayor Francis Slay

TWMP: Mayor Francis Slay, local elections and the state budget

On a special episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay visits the studio to discuss the upcoming elections in St. Louis, especially two propositions on the ballot in his city to expand MetroLink and assist funding for a new MLS soccer stadium. He’s urging voters […]

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 […]

Koster and Kander lead Democratic rally on Election Day Eve

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Democratic nominee for governor, Chris Koster, stood before a raucous crowd of well over 300 supporters at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers building in St. Louis City Monday night. Wearing a worn down, oversized belt buckle of the Seal of the State of Missouri, […]

The Attorney General’s Race: A Week in Review

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday –  that’s all that’s left before the 2016 election is over. With those four days to convince voters, both Republican University of Missouri law professor Josh Hawley and Democrat former Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley have been on the trail trying to shore up voters. The Missouri […]

City leaders worry SB 656 will make cities less safe

In the aftermath of the legislature’s override of SB 656 – the omnibus gun bill – last week, urban leaders who campaigned heavily against the bill have reacted with disappointment and fear for the future of their cities. From mayors to mayoral candidates, there was a sense that the legislation […]

St. Louis flies transgender flag at city hall

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis City Hall will have a rarely-flown flag on its pole for the city’s Pride week. St. Louis officials hoisted the blue, pink and white-striped transgender flag Monday morning, becoming just the third city hall to do so after Philadelphia flew it last year and Boston […]

NGA location in St. Louis finalized

ST. LOUIS – It’s official. Two months after the April 1 decision by the National-Geospatial Agency (NGA) to build a new $1.75 billion campus in North St. Louis, the NGA finalized the deal Thursday with a record of decision. Top officials of St. Louis and Missouri thanked NGA Director Robert […]

PDMP measures signed in St. Louis City and County

ST. LOUIS – Both St. Louis City and County passed ordinances Tuesday officially instituting a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) in the region. They become the first city and county to adopt such measures in the state. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Department of […]

TWMP: Mayor Slay, SJR 39 and politics

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn welcomes an all panel show featuring Sarah Rossi of the ACLU of Missouri, Mindy Mazur of GPS Impact, Aaron Baker of Axiom Strategies, and Jeff Rainford, former chief of staff for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. The four discuss in-depth and […]

Slay decides not to seek reelection, ends historic era at St. Louis City Hall

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, the longest serving and one of the most successful mayors in city history, announced Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2017, ending a 16-year run. The announcement caps a triumphant week for Slay after the NGA announced it would stay in St. Louis […]