Clem Smith http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Chappelle-Nadal Details Student Transfer Bill's Impact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-chappelle-nadal-details-student-transfer-bills-impact <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;">This week, St. Louis Public Radio's education reporter Dale Singer joins Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies as we welcome back state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, to the show.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 02:33:09 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Dale Singer 36497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Chappelle-Nadal Details Student Transfer Bill's Impact Politically Speaking: Rep. Smith Details Opposition To Transfer Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-rep-smith-details-opposition-transfer-bill <p>This week, St. Louis Public Radio's state Capitol reporter Marshall Griffin joins Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies to talk with state Rep. Clem Smith.</p><p>The Velda Village Hills Democrat represents a number of small municipalities in St. Louis County, including most of the cities within the embattled Normandy School District.&nbsp;</p><p>Note: You can&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 03:33:53 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Marshall Griffin 36303 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Rep. Smith Details Opposition To Transfer Bill Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-student-transfer-bill-nixon-private-option-intact <p><em><strong>(Updated 10 a.m. Friday, May 16)</strong></em></p><p>The Missouri House has passed the so-called student transfer fix, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon one day before the end of the 2014 legislative session.</p><p>Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited instead of the district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee student transfers.</p><p>Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, praised the bill late Thursday as "the most far-reaching education reform measure in decades."</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:58:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Jo Mannies 36180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact Missouri Lawmakers Send 'Paycheck Protection' Bill To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-send-paycheck-protection-bill-gov-nixon <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=133">Missouri House</A> has given final passage to legislation that would limit labor unions' ability to deduct dues and fees from the paychecks of public employees.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944749">Senate Bill 29</A> would require unions to get written permission every year to deduct dues from paychecks.&nbsp; While it would only apply to public employees, unions for first responders would be exempt.&nbsp; Unions would also have to get permission to use d Mon, 13 May 2013 23:35:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26361 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Send 'Paycheck Protection' Bill To Gov. Nixon