Jill Schupp http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Republican Primary Key In St. Louis County's 24th State Senate District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republican-primary-key-st-louis-countys-24th-state-senate-district <p>Jay Ashcroft’s life is steeped in politics, even if he’s never run for political office before.</p><p>That may help explain why the son of a Republican icon is already airing <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3gDcrjrA6k">TV ads</a> for a state Senate contest that, on paper, leans Democratic.&nbsp;</p><p>Ashcroft is among three Republicans competing in the Aug. 5 primary for the right to challenge the sole Democrat, state Rep. Jill Schupp of Creve Coeur, in the fall.&nbsp; Also running is Libertarian Jim Higgins.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:34:23 +0000 Jo Mannies 38333 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republican Primary Key In St. Louis County's 24th State Senate District Major Parties Bringing In Top Guns For 24th District Senate Fight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/major-parties-bringing-top-guns-24th-district-senate-fight <p>Any doubts about the political stakes for St. Louis County’s open 24<sup>th</sup> District state Senate seat should be squelched in the next few weeks, as many of the state’s biggest political players – politicians and donors -- are jumping in on behalf of their parties’ favored contenders in this fall's election.</p><p>The bipartisan crowd also signals that the district, which takes in much of mid-county from Creve Coeur to Chesterfield, is deemed now to be politically swing turf up for grabs.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:26:02 +0000 Jo Mannies 36654 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Major Parties Bringing In Top Guns For 24th District Senate Fight Missouri House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-amends-then-passes-student-transfer-fix <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The Missouri House has passed an amended version of a Senate bill designed to lessen the impact of the state's student transfer law.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 08:38:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Amends, Then Passes, Student Transfer Fix E-Cigarette Bills Pass Missouri House And Senate On Same Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/e-cigarette-bills-pass-missouri-house-and-senate-same-day <p>The Missouri Senate and Missouri House have both passed bills to ban sales of electronic nicotine delivery devices to minors.</p><p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2014&amp;bill=HB%201690&amp;code=R">House Bill 1690</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=29624824">Senate Bill 841</a> would both limit the sales of these devices, sometimes called e-cigarettes, to consumers 18 years old and older, and both versions would not subject the devices to&nbsp; regulation or taxation as tobacco products.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:47:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org E-Cigarette Bills Pass Missouri House And Senate On Same Day 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 Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-blocks-medicaid-expansion-sets-aside-6m-new-state-park-while-approving-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to next year's state budget -- after spending most of Tuesday on amendments to the FY 2015 budget, including two attempts to expand Medicaid.&nbsp; Both failed, and both were sponsored by state Rep. Jill </span>Schupp, D-Creve<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coeur.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:54:52 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Blocks Medicaid Expansion, Sets Aside $6M For New State Park, While Approving State Budget Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-committee-passes-state-budget-fy2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The roughly $28 billion spending plan still includes a funding increase for the state's K-12 schools, which would be around $122 million if projections by House and Senate Republican leaders turn out to be correct. &nbsp;If Gov. Jay Nixon's rosier revenue picture turns out to be correct, then K-12 spending would increase by $278 million.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:49:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Committee Passes State Budget For FY2015 Missouri House Passes Supplemental Budget; Includes $5M For Normandy Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-supplemental-budget-includes-5m-normandy-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:26:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34227 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes Supplemental Budget; Includes $5M For Normandy Schools 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 Politically Speaking: Rep. Schupp On The Future Of Tax And Gun Bills, Medicaid And Her Senate Race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-rep-schupp-future-tax-and-gun-bills-medicaid-and-her-senate-race <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"><div class="field-items" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:32:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Rep. Schupp On The Future Of Tax And Gun Bills, Medicaid And Her Senate Race