Joan Bray

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Large rate increases for health insurance may be in the works for some Missourians this year, but we won’t know the final prices for a few months.  

Jeremy Scahill
Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - Jeremy Scahill has made a career out of shattering conventional wisdom – whether it is the “official” version of what's happened in a warzone or the presiding opinion among journalists in Washington, D.C.

As the keynote speaker at “Ethics of Politics and the Press,” a conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Scahill had one crucial piece of advice: Being there is essential to good journalism.

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - During almost two decades together in the Missouri General Assembly, Republican Mike Gibbons and Democrat Joan Bray agreed on little.

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Numerous proposals to redraw Missouri’s State House and Senate district maps were delivered today to a six-judge panel in Jefferson City.

The interested parties include several current and former lawmakers from both political parties.  A coalition of St. Louis-area senators pitched a map that's designed to prevent the region from losing a State Senate seat.  Republican Eric Schmitt of Glendale says the metro area has not lost enough population to justify losing a Senate district.