Nixon reaches out to Dooley over possible closure of county parks
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says his administration has begun discussions with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in hopes of helping to keep open some county parks slated for closure. Dooley announced last month that up to 23 county parks could be closed due to budget constraints.
Sen. Blunt: Obama's plan failed because it doesn't make economic sense
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says the Senate killed President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan because it "doesn’t make economic sense to raise taxes on job creators while Americans are looking for work and our nation is facing record debt."
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says that she wishes she could have attended President’s Barack Obama’s fundraisers in St. Louis Tuesday night, but she had a fundraiser of her own that had been scheduled long before the president’s visit.
Earlier this week, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and other Republican Party officials pointed out that McCaskill and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, both democrats, would not attend. Nixon did meet the President at the airport and appeared at the downtown fundraiser with Obama.
Following a speech in Dallas promoting his jobs bill, President Obama will attend two private fundraisers in St. Louis , one at a downtown hotel on behalf of the Democratic National Committee, and the other at the home of Tom Carnahan, the brother of Congressman Russ Carnahan and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
Not everyone is pleased with the President's plans. Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says the President seems to be more focused on campaigning than on solving the nation's problem.
It replaces an older building, which shares space with a post office, and where judges, jurors, lawyers and criminal defendants all shared the same elevator. Bond says the new facility is sorely needed.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says President Obama’s jobs plan sent to Capitol Hill this week would provide a shot at improving an economy that continues to languish.
Speaking to reporters this morning, McCaskill said that she is not optimistic the bill will pass the House, citing the current hyper partisan climate. The democratic Senator said she’s hopeful the pressure Obama is bringing through public appearances will have some impact.