John Lamping http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Sen. Lamping On State Government And Special Interests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-lamping-state-government-and-special-interests <p>On this week's episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio's Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome back&nbsp; state Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, to the show.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:35:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 36669 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Lamping On State Government And Special Interests We Asked Five Questions About Missouri's Legislative Session; Here Are The Answers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-asked-five-questions-about-missouris-legislative-session-here-are-answers <p>Few could accuse the Missouri General Assembly of languishing during its last few days of session.</p><p>In fact, the legislature’s last dash was something of a whirlwind: It featured fierce debates over bills about student transfers and abortion restrictions. Lawmakers also sent proposals on a transportation tax and early voting procedures to the November ballot.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Other efforts fizzled out, including last-minute pushes to expand and reconfigure the state’s Medicaid system.</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 03:20:57 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36191 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We Asked Five Questions About Missouri's Legislative Session; Here Are The Answers School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/school-transfer-law-should-include-private-school-option-lawmakers-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite opposition from a coalition of Missouri school groups, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers said Friday that to win passage, school transfer legislation needs to include the option of non-sectarian private schools.</span></p><p>State Sens. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, along with House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, discussed the issue at a forum on tax-credit scholarships. With three weeks left in the legislative session, a transfer bill that passed overwhelmingly in the Senate is now moving through the House.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Dale Singer 35617 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-vie-keep-control-democratic-leaning-district <p>While Jay Ashcroft, the son of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, was always interested in politics, he also said he didn’t consider it “the highest calling.”</p><p>“My highest calling in life is to be a good husband to my wife and to be a good father for my kids," said the attorney and engineer from unincorporated St. Louis County. “In the last couple of years when I’ve seen how government has been working at the state level and unfortunately not always working, I kept coming around to the conclusion that I need to be part of the solution.”</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34823 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District As Lawmakers Debate Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Syndicators Face More Scrutiny http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-debate-low-income-housing-tax-credits-syndicators-face-more-scrutiny <p><strong>(Updated 3/17 at 10:30 a.m.)</strong></p><p>State Sen. John Lamping learned two important lessons during his relatively short tenure in the Missouri General Assembly: It’s hard to pass new laws; and it’s easy to stop changes to existing ones.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:54:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Lawmakers Debate Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Syndicators Face More Scrutiny Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/under-microscope-questioning-low-income-housing-tax-credits-impact-and-future <p>Carl Miles' apartment at Rosie Shields Manor has everything he could want in a home – and then some.&nbsp;</p><p>Miles’ spacious room has sleek wood-like floors and a modern-looking kitchen. He’s within walking distance of a bank and grocery store. And he can even throw parties in the Pagedale facility’s community room or common area – with management’s permission, of course.</p><p>“It’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful place to live,” said Miles, who is 70 and retired. “It’s got a lot of security. The people are generally pretty friendly. We socialize a lot. And we have a pretty good time.”</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future Missouri House Sends Tax Credit Overhaul To Senate; Would Cut Preservation, Housing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-tax-credit-overhaul-senate-would-cut-preservation-housing <p>The Missouri House passed legislation on Thursday curtailing two of the state’s largest tax credit programs.&nbsp;</p><p>State Rep. Anne Zerr’s bill would reduce the historic preservation tax credit’s cap to $90 million from $140 million. That program helps refurbish older buildings and has been used extensively throughout St. Louis.</p><p>The bill would also gradually reduce the cap on the tax credit for low-income housing to $110 million from $140 million. That credit provides an incentive for developers to build housing for the working poor, elderly and disabled.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:57:56 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Tax Credit Overhaul To Senate; Would Cut Preservation, Housing 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 Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-supporters-still-aim-2014-vote <p>Proponents of a transportation sales tax were dealt a big blow last year when a legislative effort <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30926/lamping_kehoe_filibuster">died at the last minute</a>. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on putting a 1-cent sales tax increase before voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:40:35 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote Politically Speaking: Sen. Lamping On His Filibuster, Tax Credits And Ethics Reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-sen-lamping-his-filibuster-tax-credits-and-ethics-reform <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 Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:08:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 27767 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Sen. Lamping On His Filibuster, Tax Credits And Ethics Reform