Paul Wieland http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lamping's Low Bank Account May Signal His Retirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lampings-low-bank-account-may-signal-his-retirement <p><em><strong>Updated 3:23 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17</strong></em></p><p>State Sen. John Lamping, R-Frontenac, has yet to say if he’s running for re-election this fall, in what could be the region’s top legislative contest.</p><p>But his campaign money could be speaking for him. He has very little.</p><p>Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger — state Rep. Jill Schupp of Creve&nbsp;— has raised a lot.</p><p>The latest campaign-finance reports for the two, filed this week, show that Schupp raised more than $108,000 during the past three months. She now has $261,202 in the bank.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:03:28 +0000 Jo Mannies 33086 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lamping's Low Bank Account May Signal His Retirement McKenna's Departure Leaves Nixon With Special Election Conundrum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckennas-departure-leaves-nixon-special-election-conundrum <p>It make take longer than expected to fill Ryan McKenna's void in the Missouri Senate.</p><p>When the Jefferson County Democrat <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-names-state-senator-head-missouri-department-labor">resigned in December to become director of the state labor department</a>, he left open the possibility that his Senate seat may remain vacant throughout 2014. If that occurs, the Missouri Senate would not be at full membership for an entire calendar year.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:31:43 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKenna's Departure Leaves Nixon With Special Election Conundrum Mo. House committee hears bill to ban red light cameras http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-bill-ban-red-light-cameras <p>Testimony was heard in <a href="http://www.jeffcitymo.org/">Jefferson City </a>today on legislation that would outlaw the use of red light cameras in Missouri.</p><p>The bill is sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">State Representative&nbsp;Paul Weiland </a>(R, Imperial).&nbsp; He called red light cameras a gimmick for boosting revenue, saying that cities that use them fine violators without adding points to their driving records. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:52:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee hears bill to ban red light cameras