Tishaura Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Have Thoughts About Parking In St. Louis? The City Treasurer Wants To Hear Them http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/have-thoughts-about-parking-st-louis-city-treasurer-wants-hear-them <p>If you park a car in the city of St. Louis, treasurer Tishaura Jones wants to hear from you.</p><p>Jones has planned a series of town halls over the next week to learn what amenities&nbsp;drivers might want, as well as get feedback about how the office is working since she took over.</p><p>For example, she said, people have already said they&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">want to be able to pay for more parking meters using credit cards, and to be able to start using mobile phone for payment as well.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:25:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Have Thoughts About Parking In St. Louis? The City Treasurer Wants To Hear Them Politically Speaking: St. Louis Treasurer Jones On Parking Meters, Veto Session And The Rodeo Clown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-st-louis-treasurer-jones-parking-meters-veto-session-and-rodeo-clown <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, 05 Sep 2013 14:54:21 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29665 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: St. Louis Treasurer Jones On Parking Meters, Veto Session And The Rodeo Clown Feeding The Meters Now Required In Downtown St. Louis On Saturdays http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/feeding-meters-now-required-downtown-st-louis-saturdays <p><i>Updated at 4:50 p.m. with comments from the treasurer.</i></p><p>Take some quarters with you if you're going downtown on Saturdays starting July 1.</p><p>St. Louis city treasurer Tishaura&nbsp;Jones <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/treasurer/documents/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;pageID=351495">announced today</a>&nbsp;that the parking division, which she oversees, will begin enforcing expired meter violations on July 1. That means drivers will have to feed the meters between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:24:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Feeding The Meters Now Required In Downtown St. Louis On Saturdays Mo. House Democrats propose new ethics measure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-democrats-propose-new-ethics-measure <p>House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri&rsquo;s ethics standards.</p><p>The bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</a>:&nbsp; They&nbsp;include banning committee-to-committee money transfers and giving the<a href="http://www.moethics.mo.gov/"> Missouri Ethics Commission </a>the authority to launch its own investigations.&nbsp; The High Court struck them down because they were tacked onto another bill that had nothing to do with ethics.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=063&amp;year=2012">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Tishaura Jones </a>(D, St. Louis) says she&rsquo;s filing a new bill because GOP leaders have so far done nothing following the Supreme Court ruling. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:10:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3296 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Democrats propose new ethics measure Mo. House passes English driver's license mandate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-english-drivers-license-mandate <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has passed<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1186&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> legislation requiring driver&rsquo;s license exams to&nbsp;be given in English only</a>.</p><p>The final debate boiled down to safety versus respect for immigrants.&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=063"> State Representative&nbsp;Tishaura Jones&nbsp;</a>(D,&nbsp;St. Louis) says she represents constituents from several different nationalities, and added that every member of the House&nbsp;descended from immigrants. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:53:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes English driver's license mandate Mo. Legislative Black Caucus opposing workplace discrimination bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-legislative-black-caucus-opposing-workplace-discrimination-bills <p>The Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to fight attempts in both the<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House </a>and<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Senate </a>to pass Republican-sponsored workplace discrimination bills.</p><p>Currently, an employee can sue his or her employer if discrimination is found to be a contributing factor in any action taken against that worker.&nbsp; Both&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">House</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271">Senate versions </a>of the bill would require that discrimination be a motivating factor instead.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Democrat<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=074">&nbsp;Steve Webb </a>of&nbsp;North County&nbsp;chairs the Black Caucus. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:41:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Legislative Black Caucus opposing workplace discrimination bills Mo. House members propose education reforms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-members-propose-education-reforms <p><a href="http://www.mogop.org/">Republican</a> and <a href="http://www.missouridems.org/">Democratic</a> <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">House members </a>gathered today to unveil several proposals they say will improve K-12 education in<a href="http://www.mo.gov/"> Missouri</a>.</p><p>The idea getting the most attention is school choice - allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to better-performing schools statewide.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:43:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House members propose education reforms