Tag: st. louis county

Richard: Not considering filing merger legislation ‘at this time’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Social media has been abuzz with rumors that the Senate President Pro Tem intending to file legislation to merge the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. That information came about following a tweet from Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul, who alluded to the potential filing […]

The case for and against St. Louis’ reentry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate President Pro Tem has a few thoughts towards “fixing” the St. Louis region, and it might leave a bad taste in the mouths of more than a few. In an interview with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum a few weeks back, Sen. Ron […]

Koenig, Stream battle for conservative vote over Schmitt’s Senate seat

ST. LOUIS – With the departure of the popular Sen. Eric Schmitt from the 15th District Senate seat, the question in the district is who in the Republican primary with succeed him. Former Rep. Rick Stream and Rep. Andrew Koenig both have similar traits: fiscal and social conservatives that have […]

State Senate Tip Sheet: July 2016

Heading into the home stretch of the primary season and with the 2nd quarter financial reports in, we took a look at the contested primary and general senate elections in the state.   COMPETITIVE PRIMARIES #1 SD 23 TOSS UP R+3.3 (Dempsey) This race is a TOSS UP, but it […]

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 […]

With municipal help, ‘SB 5, Part 2’ sent to governor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After long debate throughout session and much input from municipalities across the state, SB 572 – dubbed “SB 5, Part 2” – is being sent to Gov. Jay Nixon for his signature. The final passage was immediately praised by sponsor Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale. #SB5 sequel gets […]

Republicans using tailor-made tech on campaign trail

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – If you follow Rick Stream on the campaign trail as he makes his bid for the 15th district state senate seat, you will notice that he is constantly checking his cell phone. When he has his face pointed down towards his screen, he is not looking at […]

TWMP: Jay Ashcroft, St. Louis County election problems, and the earnings tax

On the next episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft comes onto the show to talk about the election debacle in St. Louis County, SJR 39 and the photo voter ID. Host Scott Faughn also welcomes the opinion maker panel made up of Missourians […]

Vatterott leading group of municipal judges reforming the system from within

LADUE, Mo. – While last year’s SB 5 the sought to reform the practice of “policing for profit” winds its way to the Missouri Supreme Court for their biggest civil rights cast in a generation there are some municipal judges who have been working to reform the system from within. […]