Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the Cole County Prosecutor's office seeking information on the arrest and conviction of Eric Feltner, former Chief of Staff to Lt. Governor Peter Kinder.
Democratic Party spokesman Jack Cardetti says there is evidence suggesting that Feltner forwarded campaign emails from Kinder and from GOP 9th District Congressional Nominee Blaine Luetkemeyer to his state email account.
St. Louis – Early voting began Monday in many parts of Illinois, but because of the Columbus Day holiday, it will start today in the Metro East.
Unlike absentee voting, people do not need an excuse to cast their ballots early in Illinois, however early voters must bring a photo ID.
This year marks the first presidential general election to have early voting in Illinois, and election officials in northern counties reported record turnout Monday. Early voting runs through October 30th in Illinois.
St. Louis, MO – The first day of early voting in is going smoothly in Madison and St. Clair counties.
By 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, a thousand Madison County residents had cast their ballots early, according to county clerk Mark Von Nida. He wouldn't be surprised if more than 20 percent of voters there cast an early ballot.
St. Clair County clerk Bob Delaney said 6,000 people there could decide to vote early - something Delaney urged people who have already made up their minds to do.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Auditor Susan Montee has released two audits examining the vaccinations of both adults and school children across the state.
One audit focuses on a new law that bans mercury as an ingredient in flu vaccines.
It found that the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) failed to notify some providers of the new law, and that some pregnant women and children under three received flu shots containing mercury.
Springfield, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers have pinned their hopes for a major statewide infrastructure program and extra education funding on leasing the state's lottery. But the chances of that happening are becoming less likely.
Under the plan, the state would get a cash windfall upfront but give up any lottery proceeds for decades.
The concept has been introduced several times. The most recent incarnation won House approval last month. It would require a private firm pay at least $10 billion.
Jefferson City, MO – Republican nominee for Missouri Attorney General Michael Gibbons is criticizing his Democratic rival Chris Koster over claims that a commission Koster once sat on is too lenient on violent offenders.
According to a Kansas City Star article, local authorities, including Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd, are unhappy over standards set by the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission.