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Jason Rosenbaum

Political Reporter

Since entering the world of professional journalism in 2006, Jason Rosenbaum dove head first into the world of politics, policy and even rock and roll music. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Rosenbaum spent more than four years in the Missouri State Capitol writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri Lawyers Media and the St. Louis Beacon. Since moving to St. Louis in 2010, Rosenbaum's work appeared in Missouri Lawyers Media, the St. Louis Business Journal and the Riverfront Times' music section. He also served on staff at the St. Louis Beacon as a politics reporter. Rosenbaum lives in St. Louis with with his wife Lauren Todd, an engineering librarian at Washington University. They have two sons, Brandon Todd Rosenbaum and Declan Todd Rosenbaum.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 2, 2011 - Two anti-abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to prevent the implementation of the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act.

The recently-signed law - widely known as MOSIRA - would provide incentives to companies within certain fields, such as biotechnology and life sciences. The measure was one of the few bills to pass during the latest special session of the General Assembly and also was heralded by Gov. Jay Nixon as potentially a major economic development tool.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 30, 2011 - A smoldering feud between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and County Council Chairman Steve Stenger flared up Tuesday during a budgetary hearing.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 25, 2011 - The St. Charles County Council likely won't send an indoor smoking ban next week to county voters. But that doesn't mean the potentially precedent-setting debate is over.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 22, 2011 - A botched attempt at raising property taxes earlier this fall earned St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley an unprecedented amount of criticism. Then he presented the county's 2012 budget in early November. A proposal to close a number of parks and lay off employees touched an especially painful nerve.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 18, 2011 - Missouri House Majority Leader Tim Jones, R-Eureka, is questioning Gov. Jay Nixon's decision to intervene in a raging controversy in St. Louis County over a proposal to shut down some county parks.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 15, 2011 - State Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah, formally announced this afternoon that he's running for lieutenant governor. His announcement comes just days after he said he was pondering the idea -- and just hours after state Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, said he was as well.

Their interest stems from last week's decision by state House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, to drop out.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Sen. Jason Crowell may not be a household name to most Missourians.

But the Republican from Cape Girardeau is getting a lot of credit -- and blame -- for what passed and what didn't make it through the Missouri General Assembly's meandering seven-week special session, which ended today.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: When the Department of Homeland Security released a list in May of cities that qualified for the Urban Area Security Initiative program, Kansas City didn't make the cut -- even though it's been receiving funds since 2003.

This year, St. Louis was the only city in Missouri to receive part of the $662.6 million allocated toward preventing or responding to terrorism, and it will likely receive a smaller slice -- about $5.97 million -- than in the 2010 budget year.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: For Mike Eads, a federal grant program to help local fire departments forestall layoffs provided some extra firepower in a crisis situation.

Eads is the fire chief at the Neosho Fire Department in southwest Missouri. In February, it received $780,643 from a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant. SAFER is one of many grant programs under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's grant programs directorate -- part of the Department of Homeland Security -- that provides funds to local agencies.