Politics

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Sunset Hills Aldermen Not Impeaching Mayor…Yet

More than 100 residents attended the meeting for three hours of emotional public testimony – both in support of impeaching Mayor Mark Furror and to speak out against it.

02/11/2015

Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay (KMOX file photo)

Congressman Clay Discusses Ferguson at White House

Clay will discuss the lessons learned from Ferguson and reforming the criminal justice system and law enforcement when he makes a presentation to President Barack Obama during a Congressional Black Caucus meeting at the White House.

02/10/2015

(Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Nixon: Without NFL in St. Louis, State Loses Millions in Income Tax

Gov. Jay Nixon says if the NFL leaves St. Louis, the state will miss out on $10 million of income tax from players.

02/10/2015

debtors prisons lawsuit

Lawsuit: St. Louis County Town Jails Are ‘Debtors Prisons’

Federal lawsuits claim jails in Ferguson and Jennings operate essentially as modern-day debtors’ prisons, where minor traffic offenses can lead to extended periods behind bars.

02/09/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer (KMOX file photo)

Jury Trial Date Set for Sunset Hills Mayor to Face Felony Charges

Not backing down and not making a deal, the mayor of Sunset Hills now has a court date to fight allegations that he sideswiped a cyclist with his car.

02/09/2015

John Hessel (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Kirkwood Shooting Survivor Tells of Father’s Help from Beyond

Saturday marks the seventh anniversary of the Kirkwood City Hall shooting.

02/06/2015

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Rauner Visits Troy, Discusses Right To Work

Republican also says he’s working to find funding for subsidized daycare

02/05/2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Governor Announces Cuts To Public Schools, Higher Ed

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.

02/05/2015

A smaller, calm crowd at a hearing on Civilian Review Board for St. Louis police after last week's hearing got loud and rowdy. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Aldermen Fight Over Subpoena Power for Police Oversight Board

The Aldermanic Public Safety Committee did not take testimony from the crowd, and police union official Jeff Roorda was not in attendance.

02/05/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

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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