Jason Rosenbaum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Money Matters, McCaskill's Big Gift And St. Louis' Big Races http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-money-matters-mccaskills-big-gift-and-st-louis-big-races <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp; This week the trio discusses the last-minute money surge to the state’s primary candidates, as well as key races in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Politically Speaking crew also talked about U.S. Sen. Claire </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCaskill’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> big donation to the state Democratic Party and what it means for state legislative contests in the fall.</span></p><p>On the show:</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:41:30 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38449 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Money Matters, McCaskill's Big Gift And St. Louis' Big Races Nixon Faces Backlash Over Latest Appointment To Board of Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-faces-backlash-over-latest-appointment-board-education <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is taking heat from his own party, especially from women, for appointing Maynard Wallace to the state Board of Education.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And while Nixon, a Democrat, isn’t backing down, the outcry from several Democratic legislators may not bode well for the appointment to be confirmed.</span></p><p>Wallace is a former teacher, superintendent and Republican state legislator from Thornfield. For a time, Wallace was also a registered lobbyist for the <a href="http://www.masaonline.org/">Missouri Association of School Administrators</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:42:50 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38433 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Faces Backlash Over Latest Appointment To Board of Education Why Is Abortion An Issue In County Executive Race? Women Voters? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-abortion-issue-county-executive-race-women-voters <p>Let’s not mince any words: If he's elected later this year, neither St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley nor Councilman Steve Stenger will have any power to alter Missouri’s abortion policies.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county executive essentially has no authority to enact or repeal restrictions on abortion – the state does. And it’s highly unlikely that </span>Stenger's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or Dooley’s power of persuasion will change the course of a Missouri legislature overwhelmingly opposed to abortion rights.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:33 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is Abortion An Issue In County Executive Race? Women Voters? Express Scripts Expansion Marks The Latest Sign Of Growth For St. Louis Company http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/express-scripts-expansion-marks-latest-sign-growth-st-louis-company <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Express Scripts celebrated the latest expansion to its north St. Louis County campus on Monday, another sign of growth for one of the nation’s biggest corporations.</p><p>The $56 million expansion includes an addition to its research lab and a new administrative office building. The project – which received millions of dollars worth of state and local tax breaks -- is expected to bring 1,500 jobs to the region within the next few years.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:17:23 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38419 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Express Scripts Expansion Marks The Latest Sign Of Growth For St. Louis Company 'Skin In The Game' Or Excessive Tipping Point? Self-Funding For Legislative Seats Raises Eyebrows http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/skin-game-or-excessive-tipping-point-self-funding-legislative-seats-raises-eyebrows <p></p><p><strong>(Updated at 8 p.m. on Monday with news about Schneider repaying her loan.)</strong></p><p>Vicki Schneider got on the phone earlier this year with Bob Onder&nbsp;after he loaned himself $200,000 for his state Senate bid.&nbsp;</p><p>She said she asked a fairly simple question of one of her opponents for the St. Charles County-based 2<sup>nd</sup> District seat: "Do you want me to help you spend that?"</p><p>“And he just laughed,” she said.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:06:09 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38360 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Skin In The Game' Or Excessive Tipping Point? Self-Funding For Legislative Seats Raises Eyebrows Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shadow-clay-and-carter-dynasties-looms-over-peters-carter-race-state-house-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a slightly overcast day in St. Louis’ </span>Penrose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood, state Rep. Joshua Peters briskly moved from brick bungalow to brick bungalow to get the word out about his re-election campaign.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:04:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat By The Numbers: Expect Lots Of Road Work If Transportation Tax Passes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/numbers-expect-lots-road-work-if-transportation-tax-passes <p>If Missourians back a transportation sales tax next month, road workers can expect a busy decade.&nbsp;</p><p>That's a key takeaway of a St. Louis Public Radio analysis of a project list approved by the state's Highways and Transportation Commission. It's what will be funded if voters approve a 0.75 percent sales tax increase on Aug. 5.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:34:53 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38047 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org By The Numbers: Expect Lots Of Road Work If Transportation Tax Passes Trio Goes All Out To Capture St. Charles-Based State Senate Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trio-goes-all-out-capture-st-charles-based-state-senate-seat <p>Running for a seat in the Missouri Senate is tough. It takes months of door-to-door campaigning, an endless dash for cash, and a thick skin to win a competitive race.&nbsp;</p><p>But Chuck Gatschenberger and Vicki Schneider may have a secret weapon: Both candidates in the race for the western St. Charles-based 2<sup>nd</sup> senatorial district had their campaign logos and faces imprinted on their trucks.</p><p>Schneider said she wrapped her truck because she “wanted people to know that they’re voting for someone that is just like them.”</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:34:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trio Goes All Out To Capture St. Charles-Based State Senate Seat Politically Speaking: Missouri Chamber Chief Mehan Upbeat On Transportation Tax Prospects http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-missouri-chamber-chief-mehan-upbeat-transportation-tax-prospects <p class="p1">St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to the Politically Speaking podcast.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:12:48 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 38316 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Missouri Chamber Chief Mehan Upbeat On Transportation Tax Prospects Metro Hopes Transit Center Will Improve North County Residents' Riding Experience http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-hopes-transit-center-will-improve-north-county-residents-riding-experience <p></p><p>Metro is building the North County Transit Center to make the public transit experience more comfortable for big chunk of its ridership.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Metro COO Ray </span>Friem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> jokingly said his agency has an ulterior motive for the project.</span></p><p>“I’ll be honest with you. The real reason to do this is to say that a bus system took over a car dealership,” Friem said on Tuesday. “Who would have thought that was ever going to happen?”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:47:03 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro Hopes Transit Center Will Improve North County Residents' Riding Experience