Tag: Rep. Bruce Franks

AFL-CIO delegates leave conference to stand with Black Lives Matter

ST. LOUIS – This year’s national convention of the AFL-CIO took an interesting turn when delegates left the convention to join activists from Black Lives Matter in protesting. The activists, numbering a couple dozen, stood outside of the America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday after having been refused entry into […]

Franks responds to protest, rap criticism

St. Louis representative urges people to learn the context of stories before making quick judgments ST. LOUIS – After a week of so-called “cheap shots,” Rep. Bruce Franks spoke out against his treatment on an Overtime episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Last Thursday, the Daily Caller, a conservative […]

Franks, Spence talk ‘root causes’ for protests

ST. LOUIS – The panel of guests on Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics discussed why protestors in St. Louis are continuing to protest in the city almost a month after the decision which found former police officer Jason Stockley not responsible for the death of Anthony Lamar […]

Schroer intends to file bill for tougher penalties on protesters who block traffic

O’FALLON, Mo. – As protests continue in the St. Louis region following the Stockley verdict, law enforcement and demonstrators continue clashing in the streets. All in all, authorities have made more than 300 arrests at demonstrations over the Sept. 15 acquittal of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley, whom […]

Democrats ask Greitens to veto discrimination bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Democrats made one final, desperate attempt to defeat SB 43 Wednesday morning by gathering outside of Gov. Eric Greitens’ office to deliver letters urging him to veto the bill. Each representative wrote their own letters stating their opposition to the legislation. Rep. Mark Ellebracht read […]

Rural economic development caucus hopes to expand view on state’s economy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new fledgling caucus hopes to shine a light onto the state’s economy outside the economic engines of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Rural Economic Development caucus, chaired by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh and vice chaired by Rep. Hannah Kelly, met for the first time […]

TWMP: The one-and-only Kit Bond, the charter school bill, and more labor reform

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, the legendary former Missouri Governor and Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond joins host Scott Faughn to discuss the biggest problems facing the state, his opinion on Gov. Eric Greitens and the job he’s done so far, as well as some advice he […]

Franks will not run for St. Louis mayor as write-in candidate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Citing dissatisfaction with the results of Tuesday’s primary, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. announced Thursday that he would launch a write-in campaign to become St. Louis’ next mayor Hours later, he said he isn’t running. I’m not running Good Luck to all of the candidates! Video […]

Ashcroft, Franks and Alferman launch ‘Show It 2 Vote’ Voter ID campaign

ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D – St. Louis) and Rep. Justin Alferman (R – Hermann) held a joint town hall meeting Monday morning at St. Louis City Hall to announce the launch of the public photo voter ID outreach program, “Show […]