Eric Schmitt http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/money-money-money-five-things-look-tuesdays-campaign-finance-reports <p>A fundraising quarter before an election is when Missouri politics starts getting real.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And by “getting real,” I mean getting "</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">real</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">expensive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.”</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:28:22 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Money, Money, Money: Five Things To Look For In Tuesday's Campaign Finance Reports Transportation Tax Proposal And Schmitt Benefit From Deluge Of Donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-proposal-and-schmitt-benefit-deluge-donations <p>The first week of July has been a boon for the main group campaigning for the proposed transportation sales tax on the Aug. 5 ballot and for just-announced Republican state treasurer candidate Eric Schmitt.</p><p>In the last 24 hours alone, Missourians for Safe Transportation &amp; New Jobs Inc. <a href="http://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF_SearchLrgContr.aspx">has collected at least $410,000 – much of it from road construction firms and related unions.</a></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:19:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 37876 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Proposal And Schmitt Benefit From Deluge Of Donations Area State Senator Announces GOP Bid For Missouri Treasurer In 2016 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/area-state-senator-announces-gop-bid-missouri-treasurer-2016 <p>Missouri state Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, has changed his expected political plans by announcing Wednesday that he’s running for Missouri state treasurer in 2016.</p><p>Schmitt had been a key player in the last two GOP legislative battles for tax cuts -- one successful, and one not.</p><p>Schmitt, a lawyer, is the first from either major party to officially announce for state treasurer, which will be up for grabs in 2016.&nbsp; Democratic incumbent Clint Zweifel can’t run for a third term because the office, along with governor, is limited to two terms.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:59:15 +0000 Jo Mannies 37730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Area State Senator Announces GOP Bid For Missouri Treasurer In 2016 Stream And Pousosa Engage In Low-Velocity County Executive Primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stream-and-pousosa-engage-low-velocity-county-executive-primary <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and Councilman Steve </span>Stenger, D-Affton,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> duke it out in a very public fashion, a lower-key primary is transpiring on the Republican side. Missouri House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony </span>Pousosa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are angling to reach the November election, with both emphasizing their professional experience and personal styles.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:16:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37507 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stream And Pousosa Engage In Low-Velocity County Executive Primary Eric Schmitt Shares Son's Medical Saga In Support Of Bill Allowing Hemp Oil Use In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eric-schmitt-shares-sons-medical-saga-support-bill-allowing-hemp-oil-use-missouri <p>Stephen Schmitt is the 9-year-old son of <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/members/mem15.htm">Mo. State Senator Eric Schmitt</a>, R-Glendale. &nbsp;Stephen suffers from epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis, and has also been diagnosed with autism spectrum&nbsp;disorder. He is unable to speak and requires near-constant care.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 02:39:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eric Schmitt Shares Son's Medical Saga In Support Of Bill Allowing Hemp Oil Use In Missouri Tax Cut Bill Changes Focus To Tax Credit Reform, Sparks GOP Fight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-cut-bill-changes-focus-tax-credit-reform-sparks-gop-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed tax cut that conformed to conditions laid out by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a> was radically altered Monday in an effort to move the overall proposal forward.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:39:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Cut Bill Changes Focus To Tax Credit Reform, Sparks GOP Fight Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-bills-heard-jointly-seek-restructure-missouris-student-transfer-law <p>Five identical bills that would each revamp Missouri's student transfer law were examined Wednesday by a State Senate committee.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:26:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33196 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-boeing-incentives-bill-house-may-hold-vote-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a>'s (D) proposal to land production of Boeing's </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> passenger jet is two steps closer to success, as the <a href="http://senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> gave it both first-round and final approval Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:35:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rule-change-allow-e-15-sales-mo-rejected-joint-committee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed rule change that would have allowed more ethanol to be blended into gasoline sold in Missouri has been shot down by a joint legislative committee.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:49:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30544 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee Kirkwood Administrators Hear Concerns, Say They Are Ready To Support Incoming Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kirkwood-administrators-hear-concerns-say-they-are-ready-support-incoming-students <p>Just weeks away from its implementation, the Kirkwood School District held an informational meeting Tuesday night to answer questions from parents and residents about the school transfer process.</p><p>The basic message from speakers was this: The system is flawed, the law is broken, there wasn’t nearly enough planning, the legislature is dysfunctional, and what happens if we get sued? &nbsp;But we need to do everything in our power to make sure the incoming students get the best possible education we can provide.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:19:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kirkwood Administrators Hear Concerns, Say They Are Ready To Support Incoming Students