Jason Rosenbaum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Legislators May Have Numbers To Counter Nixon's Vetoes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legislators-may-have-numbers-counter-nixons-vetoes <p><strong>(Updated at 1 p.m. Monday with additional comments from House Speaker Tim Jones.)</strong></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon proved that he <em>can</em> outdo himself, at least when it comes to vetoing legislation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:37:37 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legislators May Have Numbers To Counter Nixon's Vetoes St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-contenders-embrace-mantra-jobs-jobs-jobs <p>According to the<a href="http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29189.html"> latest U.S. census figures</a>, St. Louis County is home to close to 30,000 non-farm-related businesses – about one-fifth of Missouri’s total -- that employ at least 546,000 people.</p><p>Add in one-person firms, such as real estate agents or solo-practice lawyers, and the number of county businesses swells to roughly 80,000.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:42 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 38072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs Residents' Tenacity Sparked North Sarah Community Revival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/residents-tenacity-sparked-north-sarah-community-revival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Walker works for&nbsp;</span>McCormack Baron Salazar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Not only does she work for one of the companies that helped develop the North Sarah Community, she’s also a resident.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The kids in the neighborhood know me. I have a little dog that I walk,” Walker said. “They always want to see if the dog can come out and play.”</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:22:32 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38190 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Residents' Tenacity Sparked North Sarah Community Revival Politically Speaking: Jeff Aboussie Talks About Labor's Influence Throughout Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-jeff-aboussie-talks-about-labors-influence-throughout-missouri <p>St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed St. Louis Building and Construction Trades secretary-treasurer Jeff Aboussie to the Politically Speaking podcast.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:58:10 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 38126 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Jeff Aboussie Talks About Labor's Influence Throughout Missouri We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-asked-five-questions-about-campaign-finance-reports-here-are-answers <p>The seven or eight people who love watching political ads will be in for an exciting three weeks. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everybody else in Missouri may want to become familiar with the “fast forward” button on their </span>DVRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:12:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38103 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We Asked Five Questions About Campaign Finance Reports. Here Are The Answers Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/money-money-money-five-things-look-tuesdays-campaign-finance-reports <p>A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And by “getting real,” I mean getting "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">real</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">expensive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.”</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:28:22 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports Forecasters Predict Lower Water Levels For Mississippi River Towns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forecasters-predict-lower-water-levels-mississippi-river-towns <p>Weather forecasters are predicting slow relief for Missouri and Illinois towns battling floods.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A number of towns situated along the Mississippi River have been dealing with rising waters over the past few days. The northeast Missouri town of Clarksville is experiencing its sixth flood in the past decade, while roads around Grafton, Illinois, are also under water.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:21:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37917 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forecasters Predict Lower Water Levels For Mississippi River Towns St. Louis County Executive Candidates Shy Away From Backing City-County Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-candidates-shy-away-backing-city-county-union <p>Talk about ending the "Great Divorce" between St. Louis and St. Louis County has churned on for years. But discussions have heated up in recent months.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:09:36 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Candidates Shy Away From Backing City-County Union Politically Speaking: Hot August Primary And Hot (Or Not) Prospects For Nixon, McCaskill in 2016 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-hot-august-primary-and-hot-or-not-prospects-nixon-mccaskill-2016 <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 two hottest issues on the Aug. 5 ballot – the contest for St. Louis County executive and the proposed sales tax hike for transportation.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:41:26 +0000 Jo Mannies, Chris McDaniel & Jason Rosenbaum 37854 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Hot August Primary And Hot (Or Not) Prospects For Nixon, McCaskill in 2016