Jason Kander http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-transportation-tax-backers-lead-campaign-money-raising <p>The group backing the proposed transportation sales tax is the biggest money-raising operation in the state – but it has yet to air a single TV ad.</p><p>Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs, the campaign committee for the sales tax known as Amendment 7, appears to be entering the final weeks of the campaign with more than $2.5 million to spend.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:45:17 +0000 Jo Mannies 38090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster, Transportation Tax Backers Lead Campaign Money-Raising Kander Promotes Early Literacy Campaign, Hopes For High Voter Turn-Out In August http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kander-promotes-early-literacy-campaign-hopes-high-voter-turn-out-august <p>Story hour at Kirkwood Public Library had a guest reader on Thursday. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander stopped by as part of a tour spotlighting the early literacy initiative "Racing to Read."</p><p>Earlier this year, public libraries throughout Missouri were invited to apply for a portion of the $300,000 in federal funds set aside by the Secretary of State’s office to help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn to read.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:59:05 +0000 Camille Phillips & Bill Raack 37962 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kander Promotes Early Literacy Campaign, Hopes For High Voter Turn-Out In August Missourians Living Overseas, Or In The Miltary, Can Now Register and Vote Online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missourians-living-overseas-or-miltary-can-now-register-and-vote-online <p>Missourians living overseas – including those in the military – can now register to vote and get their absentee ballots online through a new secure website set up by the secretary of state’s office.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:35:54 +0000 Jo Mannies 37835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missourians Living Overseas, Or In The Miltary, Can Now Register and Vote Online At Ikea Groundbreaking, Regional Leaders Hail Swedish Retailer's Economic Promise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ikea-groundbreaking-regional-leaders-hail-swedish-retailers-economic-promise <p class="p1">In many ways, breaking ground on St. Louis's first Ikea store is a lot easier than putting together the Swedish furniture maker's latest bookshelf. For&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Francis Slay, he just needed a shovel and speech.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Fortunately for a groundbreaking, you don’t need an Allen wrench or instructions,” Slay quipped.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:24:18 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At Ikea Groundbreaking, Regional Leaders Hail Swedish Retailer's Economic Promise Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-cardetti-climbs-lowest-low-man-totem-pole-top-consultant <p>Politically Speaking continues its interviews with Missouri’s most prominent behind-the-scenes players. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies speak this week with “the pride of St. James,” aka political consultant Jack Cardetti.&nbsp;</p><p></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>&nbsp;now.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:56:20 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 37379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant Missouri House Considers Ethics Changes. Here's What The Proposal Would (And Wouldn't) Do http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-considers-ethics-changes-heres-what-proposal-would-and-wouldnt-do <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House could debate a bill this week that would enact some changes to how lobbying is conducted and disclosed in Jefferson City.</span></p><p>Currently, there are no limits on how much a lawmaker can receive in gifts from lobbyists. The gifts from lobbyists can include anything from food and drinks to expensive travel to sports tickets. Altogether, lobbyists spend about $1 million each year on the gifts.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:53:02 +0000 Chris McDaniel 35658 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Considers Ethics Changes. Here's What The Proposal Would (And Wouldn't) Do Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-zweifel-report-raising-little-campaign-money-unlike-kander-jones <p>In the midst of his second term, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has continued to travel the state to promote his agenda for the state. He has heightened his profile even more in recent days, as he has blasted a tax-cut proposal that the General Assembly has landed on his desk.</p><p>But Nixon has effectively dropped one activity that used to take up a lot of his time: campaign fundraising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:46:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 35423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones Kander Announces Sweeping Ethics Proposal, Would Restore Campaign Contribution Limits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kander-announces-sweeping-ethics-proposal-would-restore-campaign-contribution-limits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Secretary of State Jason </span>Kander <span style="line-height: 1.5;">unveiled on Tuesday a wide-ranging ethics proposal he wants lawmakers to take up and pass this year.</span>&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">It includes:</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:17:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33020 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kander Announces Sweeping Ethics Proposal, Would Restore Campaign Contribution Limits Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-secretary-state-kander-ethics-reform-voter-id-and-more <p>This week the Politically Speaking crew welcomes Secretary of State Jason Kander to the podcast. Kander, a Democrat from Kansas City, narrowly captured the statewide office in 2012 after a hard-fought contest with Republican Shane Schoeller.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:32:02 +0000 Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 32840 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Secretary of State Kander On Ethics Reform, Voter ID And More Missourians Taking Advantage Of New Online Voter Registration Tool http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missourians-taking-advantage-new-online-voter-registration-tool <p>Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander reports that 193 people had signed up in the first 24 hours after his office launched a new online voter-registration service.</p><p>The online tool, unveiled Thursday, allows Missouri residents to fill out a voter registration form online at the secretary of state’s website, &nbsp;<a href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/votemissouri" target="_blank">www.sos.mo.gov/votemissouri</a>.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:58:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 32465 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missourians Taking Advantage Of New Online Voter Registration Tool