liquor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Home Brewers Legislation, 7 Other Bills, Signed Into Law By Mo. Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/home-brewers-legislation-7-other-bills-signed-law-mo-gov-nixon <p>Governor Jay Nixon (D) Wednesday signed eight bills into law that were passed this year by Missouri lawmakers.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:15:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27324 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Home Brewers Legislation, 7 Other Bills, Signed Into Law By Mo. Gov. Nixon Curtain Falls On Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/curtain-falls-missouris-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Missouri's legislative session has ended, with several issues resolved and several more that came up just short.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the final day, and at what happens now:</span></p><p></p><p><strong>A few that didn't make it, and a few that did</strong></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 08:40:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26518 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Curtain Falls On Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/liquor-franchise-legislation-stalls-missouri-senate <p>Legislation to redefine the relationship between liquor distributors, wholesalers and retailers has stalled in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:57:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/1-week-left-what-remains-missouris-2013-legislative-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.&nbsp; The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.</span></p><p></p><p><strong>Nixon vs. lawmakers, tax credit reform</strong></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 11:31:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? Court rules Ill. public works plan is legal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/court-rules-ill-public-works-plan-legal <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a law that created <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-07-14/news/0907140100_1_new-jobs-plates-billion-for-higher-education">a $31 billion statewide construction program</a>.</p><p>It unanimously rejected arguments that lawmakers improperly mixed together different issues in a single piece of legislation.</p><p>The court on Monday said all parts of the law had &quot;a natural and logical connection&quot; to the public works program.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:49:28 +0000 The Associated Press 1614 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Court rules Ill. public works plan is legal Sentencing handed down for former St. Louis liquor control officer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sentencing-handed-down-former-st-louis-liquor-control-officer <p>In November 2010, James Allen Morgan, a former St. Louis city liquor control officer, <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1725781/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Former.city.liquor.control.">plead guilty to bribery charges</a>. Today, Morgan found out just how he&#39;ll be punished.</p><p>According to a Department of Justice press release, Morgan received the following sentence:</p><ul><li>Five months in prison</li><li>Five months home confinement</li><li>Two years of supervised release</li></ul><p>And what was Morgan&#39;s crime?</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 21:43:57 +0000 Kelsey Proud 639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sentencing handed down for former St. Louis liquor control officer Ill. court throws out liquor taxes, video gambling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-court-throws-out-liquor-taxes-video-gambling <p><em>Reporting from Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio </em><em>also used in this report.</em></p><p>An Illinois appellate court has thrown out legalized video gambling and higher taxes on liquor and candy that were supposed to fund a <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-07-14/news/0907140100_1_new-jobs-plates-billion-for-higher-education">$31 billion state construction plan</a>.</p><p>The court ruled the 2009 law violated the state Constitution&#39;s prohibition on bills that deal with more than one subject.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:08:36 +0000 Kelsey Proud, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 404 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. court throws out liquor taxes, video gambling Lure nightclub liquor permit pulled by judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lure-nightclub-liquor-permit-pulled-judge <p>A story we've been <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/troubled-nightclub-lure-fights-license-again">telling you about for some time</a> about a downtown nightclub has developed even further today.</p><p>According <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_dfd70028-28c0-11e0-9299-00127992bc8b.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, a judge ruled to revoke the liquor permit for Lure, now known as Amnesia, effectively closing the nightclub.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:15:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 390 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lure nightclub liquor permit pulled by judge