Jason Rosenbaum is back this week. He joins fellow St. Louis Beacon reporter Jo Mannies and Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the week in politics.
On this week's show: the state of the State of the State, the realities of campaign finance in Missouri -- and the likelihood of an attempt to change it, and finally, the mayoral debate and Slay's spending spree.
Updated 2/1/13 9:44 with news that Senator Blunt will be voting "No" on former Senator Hagel. Updated 2/1/13 3:03 with additions throughout.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says it was a bad day for former Senator Chuck Hagel, as he appeared before the committee that will consider his nomination to be defense secretary. Bad enough that he will be voting against Hagel's nomination.
At a mayoral debate showcasing the three Democrats vying for the position in the March 5 primary, challenger and Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed wasted no time before going after his opponent.
Crime was by far the most contentious issue in the forum that filled two overflow rooms and was standing room only. Several times at the debate, Reed interrupted incumbent Mayor Francis Slay when he was talking about the city's lowering crime rate.