Black Caucus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Kinder, Black Caucus Up Ante In Low-Income Housing Fight With Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-black-caucus-ante-low-income-housing-fight-nixon <p style="margin-left:.5in;">State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, chair of the Missouri General Assembly’s Black Caucus, is threatening to block Senate action on several of Gov. Jay Nixon’s key appointments because of the governor’s action to delay state tax breaks for several low-income housing projects.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:42:07 +0000 Jo Mannies 32507 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder, Black Caucus Up Ante In Low-Income Housing Fight With Nixon Mo. Black Caucus Hosts Town Hall In North County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-black-caucus-hosts-town-hall-north-county <p></p><p></p><p>On Saturday afternoon the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus wrapped up the second of two forums aimed at engaging African American constituents.&nbsp;</p><p>The first town hall was held in Kansas City last weekend and legislators covered a broad range of topics that included crime, education and economic development.</p><p>The event was moderated by newly elected Rep. Michael Butler, D-St. Louis, who represents a sizable chunk of St. Louis City.</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:09:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 9597 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Black Caucus Hosts Town Hall In North County Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislative-black-caucus-opposes-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The Missouri Legislative Black Caucus is speaking out against legislation in both the House and Senate that would require voters to show photo ID’s at the polls.</p><p>In each chamber there are proposed constitutional amendments that would allow for photo ID requirements, along with accompanying bills that would enact the proposed requirements -- <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB48&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HB 48</a> and <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HJR1&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HJR 1</a> in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a>, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944738">SB 27</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944803">SJR 6</a> in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem05.htm">State Senator Jamilah Nasheed </a>(D, St. Louis) chairs the caucus.&nbsp; She and other caucus members say Republicans are trying to suppress the voting rights of minorities, the disabled, the poor and elderly. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:51:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9014 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislative Black Caucus Opposes Photo Voter I.D. Legislation Mo. Legislative Black Caucus opposing workplace discrimination bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislative-black-caucus-opposing-workplace-discrimination-bills <p>The Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to fight attempts in both the<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House </a>and<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Senate </a>to pass Republican-sponsored workplace discrimination bills.</p><p>Currently, an employee can sue his or her employer if discrimination is found to be a contributing factor in any action taken against that worker.&nbsp; Both&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">House</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271">Senate versions </a>of the bill would require that discrimination be a motivating factor instead.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Democrat<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=074">&nbsp;Steve Webb </a>of&nbsp;North County&nbsp;chairs the Black Caucus. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:41:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislative Black Caucus opposing workplace discrimination bills