Ryan McKenna http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Calls Special Elections For Vacant House Seats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-calls-special-elections-vacant-house-seats <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has called special elections for three vacant seats in the Missouri House.&nbsp;</p><p>Nixon scheduled elections on Aug. 5 for the 67<sup>th</sup>, 120<sup>th</sup> and 151<sup>st</sup> House districts. The north St. Louis County-based 67<sup>th</sup> District became vacant after state Rep. Steve Webb, D-Florissant, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-rep-steve-webb-resigns-after-accusations-stealing">resigned after he was charged with campaign finance-related violations.</a></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:15:18 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Calls Special Elections For Vacant House Seats 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 Nixon Names State Senator To Head Missouri Department Of Labor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-names-state-senator-head-missouri-department-labor <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, is reducing his party’s already-paltry numbers in the state Senate by nominating state Sen. Ryan McKenna to become the new director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.</p><p>Nixon’s action, announced Friday, also could have an impact on what’s already seen as among the most competitive state Senate contests in 2014.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:29:44 +0000 Jo Mannies & Marshall Griffin 32253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Names State Senator To Head Missouri Department Of Labor Proposed 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs Filed In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposed-1-cent-sales-tax-transportation-needs-filed-mo-senate <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17866209">Legislation has been filed</a> in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>that would create a temporary sales tax dedicated to funding transportation needs statewide.</font></font></p><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The proposed constitutional amendment would create a one-cent sales tax that would expire after 10 years.&nbsp; It’s co-sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem06.htm">State Senator Mike Kehoe</a> (R, Jefferson City).&nbsp; He says the one-penny tax would not be levied on groceries, prescription medicine or fuel. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:39:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposed 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs Filed In Mo. Senate Mo. Senate begins redistricting debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-begins-redistricting-debate <p>The congressional redistricting map passed by the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>last week is now in the hands of the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</a>.</p><p>And the consensus so far is that both Democrats and Republicans don&rsquo;t like it. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:53:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 940 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate begins redistricting debate