St. Louis’ Health Department Director Pam Walker issued new guidelines Tuesday regulating the treatment of horses used to pull carriages for Brookdale Farms and St. Louis Carriage Co., the two businesses that offer rides in the city.
The guidelines forbid horses from working when the heat index reaches 100 degrees, and limits horses from working more than eight hours a day, and five days per week. They also set standards for stable ventilation, and cleanliness.
St. Louis Public Radio reporters Chris McDaniel, Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcomed St. Louis Building and Construction Trades secretary-treasurer Jeff Aboussie to the Politically Speaking podcast.
Updated Thursday, July 17 to include a statement from Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka).
Seventeen years after his first nomination, former Missouri Supreme Court Justice Ronnie White has been approved for a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Missouri.
The U.S. Senate voted 53-44 to confirm his appointment Wednesday.
It was a long journey that began in 1997 when President Bill Clinton nominated White for a seat on the Eastern District Court of Missouri. At the time he was the first African-American judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.
Author Martin Goldsmith is no stranger to St. Louis: Not only was he born here, but his mother was a longtime violinist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. But it was a different St. Louis and a different family connection that recently caught his attention.
Blame all that spending on TV ads. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger has heavily outspent County Executive Charlie Dooley in the last months in their battle for Dooley's job in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.
The latest campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Stenger spent $656,473 in the past three months. In comparison, Dooley spent only $351,582.
Overall, their spending is a bit closer: Stenger has spent $981,841 overall, compared to $661,971 for Dooley.
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.
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.
On July 15, 1948, President Harry S. Truman received the Democratic nomination for president – hardly an upset as he was already president. He took his first oath of office on April 12, 1945, following the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Truman’s entrance to politics, however, hardly suggested a rise to the presidency. He grew up on a farm, worked as bank clerk and ran a men’s clothing business that failed. After that, politics looked like the only good career option.
At that point, political boss Tom Pendergast largely ran Kansas City politics.