A political observer says Republicans in Missouri may have already blown their chances to win state-level statewide offices next year.
The Secretary of State’s race is the only one with any major GOP contenders (State Senators Scott Rupp and Bill Stouffer, and House Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller), following Steven Tilley’s departure from the Lt. Governor’s race. Current Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) still hasn’t announced whether he’s running for governor.
The St. Louis Police Officers Association announced today that the organization and the mayor of the city of St. Louis, Francis Slay, have come to a compromise regarding a local control ballot initiative.
The issue of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, that is, shifting the control of the department from the state of Missouri to the city of St. Louis, was a fixture in this past year's legislative session.
Stephane Deneve conducted the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus in concerts Nov. 4 and 5 in Powell Hall in a program including Excerpts from Schumann’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 with Eric Le Sage as soloist and Ravel’s Complete Ballet Daphnis and Chloe.
We have even more for you from those performances to quench your classical thirst before our next broadcast this Sat.
On Wed., Nov. 2 following a rehearsal, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Maestro Stéphane Denève. Here's their conversation:
A Senate committee was hearing from Missouri residents today about health insurance exchanges.
Every state is required by the year 2014 to set up an online exchange where customers can buy health coverage. States that fail to do so will have one created for them by the federal government, as part of the Affordable Care Act.
State Senator Joseph Keaveny of St. Louis city is a member of the committee.