Jamilah Nasheed http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 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 St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-naacp-says-shifting-coal-renewables-would-benefit-african-americans <p>The local NAACP says air pollution from coal-fired power plants is having a disproportionate impact on the health of African Americans in the St. Louis area.</p><p>The civil rights organization joined the Sierra Club, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed and others on Wednesday to rally in favor of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-carbon-dioxide-limits-could-mean-big-changes-coal-powered-states-missouri-illinois" target="_blank">the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:41:10 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis NAACP Says Shifting From Coal To Renewables Would Benefit African Americans Wrecking Crews Target Problem Properties In Vandeventer Neighborhood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wrecking-crews-target-problem-properties-vandeventer-neighborhood <p>Over the next several months, the city of St. Louis will spend $276,000 to tear down 26 vacant, crumbling buildings in the Vandeventer neighborhood.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have two goals," said Mayor Francis Slay as he stood Monday at the first two demolition sites in the 4300 block of Evans Ave. "First, we want to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the people and families who live here. Second, we want to prepare the neighborhood for new private sector development."</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:44:58 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wrecking Crews Target Problem Properties In Vandeventer Neighborhood Transfer Bill Revives Ill Will Between Nixon, Some Black Politicians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transfer-bill-revives-ill-will-between-nixon-some-black-politicians <p>A long-simmering feud between Gov. Jay Nixon and some black politicians, going back to his days as Missouri’s attorney general, flared up again in Jefferson City this week, fanned by the debate over school transfer legislation.<br /><br />But not all African-American officials are taking sides against the governor. Some, especially in the state House, are urging Nixon to veto the student transfer bill, because they consider its changes in the transfer law harmful to black students.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 21:58:40 +0000 Dale Singer 36165 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transfer Bill Revives Ill Will Between Nixon, Some Black Politicians Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-call-nixon-sign-student-transfer-fix-would-end-free-transportation <p>The Missouri Senate has passed the final version of legislation designed to ease the burden of the state's school transfer law. It includes a provision that would end free transportation for transfer students -- a provision that would make it harder for students from failing schools to actually attend other districts.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:48:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36146 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawmakers Call On Nixon To Sign Student Transfer Fix; Would End Free Transportation Politically Speaking: Sen. Nasheed Discusses Tax Cuts And Photo ID http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-nasheed-discusses-tax-cuts-and-photo-id <p>The Politically Speaking crew this week &nbsp;once again conducts a “split show” format. &nbsp;On the first part of the show, St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies discuss the fallout <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-joins-senate-override-veto-tax-cut-bill">from the General Assembly’s successful override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the tax-cut bill.</a></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:04:20 +0000 Jo Mannies, Chris McDaniel & Jason Rosenbaum 35896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Nasheed Discusses Tax Cuts And Photo ID Despite National Focus, Missouri Minimum Wage Vote Faces Murky Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-national-focus-missouri-minimum-wage-vote-faces-murky-future <p>President Barack Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/28/president-barack-obamas-state-union-address">sent a message during his State of the Union address</a> to every mayor, governor and state legislator who want to increase the minimum wage: Don't wait on Congress, Americans will support more local government initiatives.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:34:46 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite National Focus, Missouri Minimum Wage Vote Faces Murky Future Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-strips-gun-theft-reporting-amendment-nullification-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:35:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill