Jo Mannies http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-zweifel-report-raising-little-campaign-money-unlike-kander-jones <p>In the midst of his second term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to travel the state to promote his agenda for the state. He has heightened his profile even more in recent days, as he has blasted a tax-cut proposal that the General Assembly has landed on his desk.</p><p>But Nixon has effectively dropped one activity that used to take up a lot of his time: campaign fundraising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 35423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones Bridgeton Landfill Owner To Pay Almost $7 Million To Neighboring Homeowners http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bridgeton-landfill-owner-pay-almost-7-million-neighboring-homeowners <p>The owner of the Bridgeton Landfill has agreed to pay almost $6.9 million to about 400 nearby homeowners who had joined a suit contending that the landfill’s odors had damaged their property values.</p><p>A federal judge in St. Louis County gave initial approval Thursday to <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201404/2014-04-17_Preliminary_Approval_Order_-_signed.pdf" target="_blank">the settlement</a>, which could be divided up among the homeowners as soon as this fall, their lawyers said.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:36 +0000 Jo Mannies 35391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bridgeton Landfill Owner To Pay Almost $7 Million To Neighboring Homeowners Blunt Promotes Plan To Rebuild Nation's Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-promotes-plan-rebuild-nations-bridges-roads-and-other-infrastructure <p>U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is touring the St. Louis region today to promote a bill to set up special bond sales for a fund that state and local governments could use to rebuild roads, bridges and other public works projects.</p><p>Blunt, R-Mo., is among the chief sponsors of the bill,&nbsp; the “Partnership To Build&nbsp;America&nbsp;Act." It would encourage companies to bid on the bonds by allowing them to exclude some of their overseas profits from federal taxes.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:03:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 35362 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Promotes Plan To Rebuild Nation's Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-silvey-discusses-his-vision-medicaid <p>After cruising on the Rhine in Germany for the past couple of weeks, Jo Mannies rejoins Jason Rosenbaum and Chris McDaniel for the podcast.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:17 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 35341 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Silvey Discusses His Vision For Medicaid McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blasts-wild-west-approach-missouri-politics <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., contends that Missouri’s “Wild West” approach to politics — which imposes no restrictions on campaign donations or lobbyists — is partly to blame for her party’s lack of a candidate for state auditor this fall.</p><p>But the senator also asserts that the current state of affairs for Missouri campaigns isn’t good for anyone or any political party, calling it “bizarre and, frankly, not good for our government.”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:21:52 +0000 Jo Mannies 35329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics Stenger, Dooley Continue Neck-And-Neck Fundraising For Summer Contest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-dooley-continue-neck-and-neck-fundraising-summer-contest <p><em><strong>(Updated 1 p.m. Wed., April 16)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger and County Executive Charlie Dooley are continuing a close money-raising battle as the two prepare for their campaign showdown over Dooley’s job in the August primary.</p><p>Stenger, D-Affton, slightly outraised Dooley during the last three months, with Stenger collecting $262,814 to Dooley’s $243,540. Stenger also has a larger edge in bank accounts: $794,480 to Dooley’s $607,396.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:38:37 +0000 Jo Mannies 35328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger, Dooley Continue Neck-And-Neck Fundraising For Summer Contest St. Louis County Council To Set Aug. 5 Election To Fill Burkett's Post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-set-aug-5-election-fill-burketts-post <p>The St. Louis County Council is on track to set Aug. 5 as the special-election date for voters in the council’s 2<sup>nd</sup> District to choose a successor to Democrat Kathleen Kelly Burkett, who died earlier this month.</p><p>At the behest of County Executive Charlie Dooley, Council Chairwoman Hazel Erby introduced an ordinance Tuesday to authorize the special election on Aug. 5, which also is the date for Missouri’s primaries.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:13:59 +0000 Jo Mannies 35327 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council To Set Aug. 5 Election To Fill Burkett's Post Koster Outraising, Outspending Likely 2016 GOP Rivals For Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-outraising-outspending-likely-2016-gop-rivals-governor <p><em><strong>(Updated 5 p.m. Tues., April 15)</strong></em></p><p>The latest campaign-finance reports show Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat running for governor in 2016, handily outpacing his potential Republican rivals when it comes to raising money – and banking it.</p><p>In reports due today, Koster had raised $539,364 so far this calendar year and had amassed just over $2 million in the bank.</p><p>That compares to $251,596 that state Auditor Tom Schweich reported raising since Jan. 1, with a bank account totaling $834,747 as of March 31.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:22:12 +0000 Jo Mannies 35312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster Outraising, Outspending Likely 2016 GOP Rivals For Governor Missouri House Expected To Try Again To Collect Enough 'Right To Work' Votes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-expected-try-again-collect-enough-right-work-votes <p><em><strong>(Updated 1:40 p.m. Tues., April 15)</strong></em></p><p>The Missouri House is expected to make a renewed attempt this week to win enough votes to send to the state Senate a measure to put a “right to work” proposal on the August ballot.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:54:38 +0000 Jo Mannies 35298 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Expected To Try Again To Collect Enough 'Right To Work' Votes St. Louis Religious Leaders Declare Opposition To 'Right-To-Work' Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-religious-leaders-declare-opposition-right-work-law <p>Top religious leaders in St. Louis — led by Catholic Archbishop Robert J. Carlson — announced Friday that they oppose legislative efforts to pass “right-to-work’’ measures that would restrict labor rights.</p><p>The cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis says it also opposes putting the issue on a statewide ballot.</p><p>“Working for economic justice is an integral element of our faith traditions,” the cabinet said in a statement delivered Friday to Bob Soutier, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:24:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 34812 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Religious Leaders Declare Opposition To 'Right-To-Work' Law