Mike Leara http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Legislation A Felony Offense http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-bill-makes-proposing-gun-control-legislation-felony-offense <p><em><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Updated at 2:00 p.m. with quotes from State Reps. Mike Leara (R) and Stacey Newman (D).</span></em></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Lawmakers proposing gun control legislation could end up in prison under a bill introduced by a Missouri House Republican.</span></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Rep. Mike </span>Leara<span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">, of St. Louis County, said Tuesday that he has no illusions that his bill actually will pass and become law.</span></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:20:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Chris McDaniel & The Associated Press 9439 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Legislation A Felony Offense Board of Aldermen takes first step in overhaul of firefighter pensions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/board-aldermen-takes-first-step-overhaul-firefighter-pensions <p>Though they waited until the last possible minute in the current session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has approved a measure that lays the ground for reforms to the pension system for its firefighters.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:19:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Board of Aldermen takes first step in overhaul of firefighter pensions Mo. House committee passes STL firefigher pensions bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-stl-firefigher-pensions-bill <p>A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>committee has unanimously passed&nbsp;a bill&nbsp;that would make cuts to firefighter pensions in St. Louis, but not before&nbsp;committee members made&nbsp;a few changes to the legislation.</p><p>New <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/public-safety/fire/">St. Louis firefighters </a>would pay in 9 percent of their salaries, instead of 8 percent as originally proposed, and applicants would have to disclose any pre-existing injuries and conditions before&nbsp;being hired.&nbsp; New hires would still get back 25 percent of what they pay in as originally proposed.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sponsored by<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=095&amp;year=2012">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Mike Leara </a>(R,&nbsp;Sunset Hills). Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:03:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3482 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes STL firefigher pensions bill