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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 Richmond Heights 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, Jan. 13, 2012 - With billions of dollars of projects on the horizon, the Metropolitan Sewer District is facing pressure to change its contracting policies toward minorities and women.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 13, 2012 - State Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City, is reporting more than $442,000 in the bank for his bid for Missouri secretary of state, a haul that comes as his only announced Democratic rival dropped out of the contest.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 12, 2012 - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney added to his high-level Missouri support today, announcing the endorsement of a congressman from southwest Missouri as well as more backing from state lawmakers.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 11, 2012 - In the first formal debate featuring candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Missouri, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Wildwood and former Treasurer Sarah Steelman of Rolla clashed over earmarks and a 2003 bill expanding prescription drug coverage.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 4, 2012 - After a contentious and at times unproductive 2011 session, the Missouri General Assembly officially returned Wednesday to tackle familiar issues -- and new challenges. The session runs until mid-May

The opening day was largely symbolic. Both House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, and Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, addressed their chambers. Then members of the House spent the early afternoon reading portions of the U.S. and Missouri constitutions.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 4, 2012 - The St. Louis County Council voted without opposition to elect Councilman Mike O'Mara, D-Florissant, as its chairman, replacing Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton.

Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett, D-Overland, becomes vice chairman.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 29, 2011 - State legislators are promising more than just a busy agenda this coming legislative session, which opens Jan. 4. After the failure of this year's regular and special sessions to pass a major economic development bill, legislators are now talking about more cooperation across the two GOP-controlled chambers as well as reform of the legislature itself.

As is common in election years, lawmakers say they want to police themselves better -- as well as change the structure of state government.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 28, 2011 - After Missouri's General Assembly failed to accomplish many of its goals this year in regular and special session, lawmakers are looking to next year to complete unfinished business -- and tackle complex issues.

The session starts Jan. 4.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 27, 2011 - As expected, seven candidates have filed by Tuesday's Illinois deadline to run for a soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat encompassing portions of the Metro East.

Three Democrats and four Republicans signed up with the Illinois Board of Elections to compete in the March 20th primary for the state's 12th congressional district seat. The deadline to file was Tuesday afternoon.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 21, 2011 - Federal and local political figures were jubilant about a $20 million federal grant for improving access to the Gateway Arch in time for the monument's 50th birthday.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 20, 2011 - Some Missouri lawmakers are expressing cautious optimism about the prospects of expanding the state's limited ban on texting while driving -- after a national agency suggested the move for all 50 states. Since early December, several Missouri lawmakers have pre-filed legislation to expand the texting-while-driving ban.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 20, 2011 - The St. Louis County Council quietly passed its 2012 budget Tuesday, bringing an end to an, at times, contentious process that showcased a rift between the council and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 20, 2011 - Kelvin Simmons, the commissioner of the state's Office of Administration, will leave his post next year.

Gov. Jay Nixon's office sent out a press release Tuesday morning saying that Simmons would leave his post Feb. 1. Simmons has been commissioner of the state agency since Nixon took office in 2009.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 16, 2011 - When St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and members of the St. Louis County Council forged a budgetary agreement earlier this month, it ended five weeks of bickering and contentiousness.

Still, the accord didn't end the process. On Tuesday, the council initially approved several bills making up the 2012 budget. And while some aspects of the budget are different from the one that sparked the firestorm earlier this fall, some prominent cuts -- especially to the county's parks department -- remain.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 14, 2011 - Leaders of the successful effort to disincorporate St. George denounced the St. Louis County Council's choice for a trustee to facilitate the final stages of dissolving the tiny municipality.

The reason? The trustee was among the leaders of the drive: Bob Burns.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 13, 2011 - St. Clair County's former regional superintendent officially kicked off his congressional bid, pledging to continue Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello's legacy of securing federal funds for projects across southern Illinois.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 12, 2011 - A Carbondale native who appeared in a memorable series of pro-veteran ads during the 2010 election cycle is trying his hand at electoral politics.

Chris Miller, a 31-year-old Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq, is running as a Democrat in Illinois' 12th Congressional District. The race for that seat is garnering lots of attention because U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, is retiring.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 11, 2011 - A former aide to U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Lexington, is joining the race to replace Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. Rolla native Ryan Dillon has filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to raise money for the 2012 contest for secretary of state.

The 27-year-old Democrat also released a YouTube video laying out the key points of his candidacy.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 7, 2011 - St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and members of the St. Louis County Council have declared an end to a contentious budget battle, forging a deal keeping nearly two dozen county parks open.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 7, 2011 - Even though he publicly ended hostilities with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Council Chairman Steve Stenger still had to combat lingering effects of the war of words with the Democratic chief executive.

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