Politics

Robin Smith

Robin Smith Announces Run For State Office

Former KMOV-TV anchor and reporter will be a candidate for Missouri secretary of state in the Democratic primary

08/02/2015

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Cierpiot Elected by Peers to Missouri House Majority Leader

Missouri House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR’-poy) of Lee’s Summit as their new majority leader.

07/31/2015

Tom Dempsey (senate.mo.gov)

Top Missouri Senator Tom Dempsey To Resign

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said Friday that he is resigning from office to launch a new private-sector career and spend more time with his family.

07/31/2015

The St. Louis Business Journal panel on the one year anniversary of the events in Ferguson. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Isom: City May Need “Way More” Than 160 More Officers

With the murder rate rapidly outpacing last year’s, former police chief Dan Isom says the city may need to add even more officers than what Mayor Slay is proposing.

07/31/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon gives details of an initiative to connect 2,000 young people from low-income families in the St. Louis region with summer jobs in 2015, as former State Sen. Maida Coleman, director of the the Missouri Office of Community Engagement, looks on in Wellston, Mo., on Oct. 30, 2014.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Coleman Appointed to Missouri Utility Regulation Panel

Coleman currently is director of the state Office of Community Engagement.

07/30/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Getty/Joe Raedle)

Nixon: Mo. Will be ‘Very Prepared’ for Anniversary of Brown’s Death

Nixon says his focus is on what he calls the two pillars of “speech and safety.”

07/30/2015

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Prop 1 Calls for $180 Million in City Upgrades

The city budget director says the money would be used on everything from emergency vehicles to old buildings.

07/30/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Vetoes Strike and Lockout Ban as Union OKs Extension

Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job through contract negotiations, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed union-backed legislation that would have blocked strikes and lockouts.

07/29/2015

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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Carbondale Reinstates Halloween After Violence in Past

The Carbondale City Council on Tuesday voted to approve lifting all restrictions on Halloween. The last time the city lifted restrictions in 2000 there were days of violent riots that caused costly damage to businesses.

07/29/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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