William Lacy Clay http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shadow-clay-and-carter-dynasties-looms-over-peters-carter-race-state-house-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a slightly overcast day in St. Louis’ </span>Penrose<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood, state Rep. Joshua Peters briskly moved from brick bungalow to brick bungalow to get the word out about his re-election campaign.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:04:24 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shadow Of Clay And Carter Dynasties Looms Over Peters, Carter Race For State House Seat Clay Invites Paul Ryan To Visit St. Louis To Witness Effects Of Proposed Budget Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-invites-paul-ryan-visit-st-louis-witness-effects-proposed-budget-cuts <p>U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, may be at odds with House Budget chairman Paul Ryan when it comes to many issues – notably, federal spending.</p><p>But Clay offered up a written invitation to Ryan, R-Wisc., on Wednesday that’s based on one thing the two do have in common. They’re both Catholic.</p><p>Clay cited their faith’s strong focus on helping the poor in a personal invitation – hand-delivered to Ryan – that encourages the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee to come to St. Louis.</p><p>Clay also made clear his motive for the invite.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:32:36 +0000 Jo Mannies 35750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay Invites Paul Ryan To Visit St. Louis To Witness Effects Of Proposed Budget Cuts Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-us-representative-lacy-clay-comments-debt-ceiling-shutdown-more <p>Amidst the dual crises of the partial government shutdown and the swiftly approaching debt limit, Congressman Lacy Clay (D - St. Louis) is addressing the inaction and hearing from constituents.</p><p>Before traveling back to D.C. for an evening meeting of the House, Clay stopped by St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the latest on Capitol Hill with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh.</p><p>Here&#39;s what he had to say on the partial government shutdown, the debt ceiling and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>On the inaction of Congress:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Camille Phillips 30648 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: U.S. Representative Lacy Clay Comments On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown & More Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/strong-discussion-no-vote-hearing-northside-project <p>Big political weight was behind two NorthSide Regeneration bills that went before <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/committee.cfm?committeeDetail=true&amp;comId=1">a St. Louis aldermanic committee</a> Tuesday morning, but no vote was taken after four aldermen failed to attend.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:41:56 +0000 Maria Altman 30509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Strong Discussion But No Vote At Hearing On NorthSide Project Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ill-congressmen-speak-out-federal-farm-bill-us-house-prepares-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Missouri and Illinois' Congressional delegations are weighing in on the U.S. House version of the Farm Bill, which could be voted on before week's end.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Republican Rodney Davis told reporters today via conference call that the bill is a big improvement over the version passed by the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:14:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. & Ill. Congressmen Speak Out On Federal Farm Bill As US House Prepares To Vote Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-federal-help-fight-crime-way <P>Congressman Lacy Clay of St. Louis says the federal government may soon be able to help local police as they try to combat crime in some parts of the city.</P> <P>The St. Louis Police Department has recently reassigned some officers to so-called “hot spots” where violent crime continues to be a problem. Clay says there should be announcements in the next few months about combined federal-and-local crime-fighting efforts.</P> <P>"It has to be community-wide, it has to be a concerted effort and I’ve even asked the U.S. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:17:40 +0000 Bill Raack 4828 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay: Federal Help To Fight Crime On The Way Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gun-crimes-increasing-problem-st-louis-police <p>Seeking to reassure the public that St. Louis City is taking action to curb a recent spate of gun-related crime, City Hall announced on Monday several measures designed to target problem neighborhoods.</p><p>Police Chief Dan Isom has isolated 12 focus neighborhoods, 8 of which are located in North St. Louis, 2 in central city and 2 in the south.</p><p>Starting last weekend Isom says he is also shifting work schedules to move officers from day to evening patrol.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:54:55 +0000 Adam Allington 4422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gun crimes increasing problem for St. Louis police Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-8-2012 <p><strong>Clay beats Carnahan</strong></p><p>In a battle of political dynasties, Congressman William Lacy Clay emerged victorious over fellow incumbent Russ Carnahan Tuesday.</p><p>Clay won the Democratic primary to represent the party in the new 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District. In a campaign that was often bitter, Clay repeatedly accused Carnahan of going negative with a string of attack ads, but says the strategy didn&#39;t work.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:50:56 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington, Véronique LaCapra & Bill Raack 4278 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-august-7-2012 <p><strong>Missouri primaries are today</strong></p><p>Eight U.S. House members are asking voters for a chance at two more years in Washington. Thanks to new congressional district boundaries, at least one of those incumbents won&#39;t prevail. St. Louis Democrats Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay Jr. lead a three-way race for their party&#39;s nomination in Missouri&#39;s 1st District.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:32:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/russ-carnahan-and-lacy-clay-square-city-primary <p>One of the biggest match-ups in next Tuesday&rsquo;s primary will pit Congressman Russ Carnahan against fellow Democrat William &lsquo;Lacy&rsquo; Clay to represent the party in the 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>The two incumbents are have waged heated, and at times spiteful campaigns. The upshot is one less Democrat in Washington for Missouri, and city voters will choose between two well-established political dynasties.</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:36:52 +0000 Adam Allington 4243 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay square off in city primary