Joseph Keaveny http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Sen. Keaveny On The Prospect Of School Transfer Changes And Medicaid Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-keaveny-prospect-school-transfer-changes-and-medicaid-expansion <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;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:24:15 +0000 Chris McDaniel 31242 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Keaveny On The Prospect Of School Transfer Changes And Medicaid Expansion Mo. Senator Prefiles Bill To Raise Seat Belt Fine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senator-prefiles-bill-raise-seat-belt-fine <P>A <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem04.htm">State Senator from St. Louis</A> is continuing his campaign to increase the&nbsp;fine in Missouri for not wearing seat belts.</P> <P>This will be the fourth time Democrat Joseph Keaveny has sponsored legislation to raise Missouri’s seat belt fine from $10 to $50. &nbsp;Opponents have either voted it down in committee or never brought it up for a vote each time.&nbsp; Keaveny says this time his message will focus more on the lack of seat belt use by teenagers.</P> <P>“In Missouri we average about 77 percent, (and the) teenage buckle-up rate is about 66 percent," Keaveny said.&nbsp; "The majority of people aren’t killed as a direct result of the collision, but they’re being ejected from the car.” Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:38:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senator Prefiles Bill To Raise Seat Belt Fine Local control ballot measure picks up more endorsements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-control-ballot-measure-picks-more-endorsements <p>A <a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/PropA.asp">ballot measure</a> that would return oversight of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department back to city officials picked up endorsements from lawmakers across Missouri today.</p><p>The 40 or so new endorsements bring the total number of legislators on board with the effort to 87. More than two-thirds of them are Republicans. (See all the elected officials who support the measure <a href="http://www.safermissouri.com/broad-support-for-local-control/">here</a>).</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:09:25 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local control ballot measure picks up more endorsements Whatever happened to local control? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whatever-happened-local-control <p>Missouri lawmakers last year came the closest they&rsquo;d ever come to restoring local control over the St. Louis Police Department, which has been under state control <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-local-control-st-louis-police-department">since the Civil War</a>.</p><p>A bill that would have given control of the department back to the city passed the House, but Senate leaders refused to pass it unless they got their way on tax credit reform, which didn&rsquo;t happen. This year, the local control battle never got off the ground in Jefferson City.&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin talked with Mo. state Senator Joseph Keaveny (D, St. Louis) to find out why.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:25:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Whatever happened to local control? Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-february-15-2012 <p><strong>Koster</strong> <strong>wants U.S. Supreme Court to reject individual health insurance mandate</strong></p><p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. Koster, a Democrat, said Tuesday his office filed a written argument in support of a lawsuit by Florida and other states.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:24:37 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: February 15, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, December 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-2-2011 <p><strong>STL&nbsp;area democrat files local control&nbsp;legislation</strong></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:27:17 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2596 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 2, 2011 Mo. Senate committee holds public hearing on insurance exchanges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-committee-holds-public-hearing-insurance-exchanges <p>A Senate committee was hearing from Missouri residents today about health insurance exchanges.</p><p>Every state is required by the year 2014 to set up an online exchange where customers can buy health coverage.&nbsp; States that fail to do so will have one created for them by the federal government, as part of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>State Senator Joseph Keaveny of St. Louis city is a member of the committee.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:30:43 +0000 Julie Bierach 2448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate committee holds public hearing on insurance exchanges Mo. Senate backs bill lowering concealed gun age http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-backs-bill-lowering-concealed-gun-age <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has passed legislation that would lower the age for getting a concealed firearm permit from 23 to 21.</p><p>The conceal-carry language was added onto <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/BillSummary.aspx?bill=HB294&amp;Year=2011&amp;code=R">a larger firearms regulation bill</a>.&nbsp; The bill&#39;s Senate handler,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem18.htm">Brian Munzlinger&nbsp;</a>(R, Williamstown)&nbsp;says lowering the concealed permit age to 21 would bring Missouri into line with most other states. Wed, 11 May 2011 17:30:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1217 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate backs bill lowering concealed gun age STL Police local control bill stalls in Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-police-local-control-bill-stalls-mo-senate <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4065314">Legislation that would restore local control</a> over the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/">St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department </a>has stalled in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Two St. Louis-area Senators, <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem01.htm">Jim Lembke </a>(R, Lemay) and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem14.htm">Maria Chappelle-Nadal </a>(D, University City), began a filibuster of the bill today. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 01:11:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Police local control bill stalls in Mo. Senate Bound by Division: Local Control of the St. Louis Police Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-local-control-st-louis-police-department <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-955084.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-955084.mp3</a></p><p>St. Louis residents pay for the city&rsquo;s police force, but the state controls it.</p><p>While St. Louis&rsquo; mayor sits on the Board of Police Commissioners, Missouri&rsquo;s governor appoints the other four members.</p><p>It&rsquo;s been that way for 150 years, since the outset of the Civil War.</p><p>In recent years, the drumbeat to bring local control back to the city has been growing louder.</p><p>As part of St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s continuing Bound By Division series, Maria Altman reports the reasons for and against local control have changed since the Civil War, but it&rsquo;s still an issue that pits the city against the state.</p><p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:02:27 +0000 Maria Altman 622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bound by Division: Local Control of the St. Louis Police Department