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Politically Speaking
1:06 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Politically Speaking: Steve Tilley On His Time In The House, Becoming A Lobbyist And More

Steve Tilley on Politically Speaking.
Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon.

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

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Rush Limbaugh/Hall of Famous Missourians
2:05 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Mo. House spent $1,100 on security camera for Limbaugh bust

The bust of Rush Limbaugh on display in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Mo. Capitol.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri House has spent more than $1,100 on a security camera to keep watch over a new bronze bust of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.

House Clerk Adam Crumbliss said Thursday that he authorized the camera because of concerns that the Limbaugh bust might be vandalized.

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Rush Limbaugh/Hall of Famous Missourians
1:10 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Limbaugh bust displayed at Missouri Capitol

The bust of Rush Limbaugh on display in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Mo. Capitol.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The bust of radio host Rush Limbaugh is on display at the Missouri Capitol with fellow members of the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Limbaugh's bust was positioned Monday near the doors to the House chamber, across the corridor from the bust of a fellow southeastern Missourian, former Democratic Gov. Warren Hearnes.

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Hall of Famous Missourians
1:02 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Rush Limbaugh and Mo. House Speaker Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) pose beside the bust of Limbaugh after the ceremony.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians today, in a ceremony that was kept under wraps until less than an hour before it happened.

Word of the ceremony leaked out after various media members spotted Limbaugh inside the Missouri Capitol.  The ceremony was by invitation only, and the audience consisted of Republican lawmakers and family and friends.  Limbaugh told the audience that other members of his family were more deserving of the honor, but he also thanked House Speaker Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) for not rescinding it.

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Morning round-up
6:34 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Morning headlines - Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Police chief outlines plan to preserve patrol officers despite cuts

The St. Louis police chief says he’ll reduce the department’s command structure and turn some desk jobs currently held by officers over to civilians in an effort to blunt the impact of budget cuts.

Chief Dan Isom unveiled his budget plan to a Board of Aldermen committee yesterday.

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Rush Limbaugh / Mo. Capitol
3:36 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Location of Limbaugh bust unclear

A screen capture of a post on sculptor E. Spencer Schubert's website saying he was transporting a bust of Dred Scott to Jefferson City. This post was a changed version - the original said he was also carting the bust of Rush Limbaugh.
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Rumors swept the Missouri Capitol that the bust of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was being delivered today, along with the bust of former slave Dred Scott.

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Rush Limbaugh/Hall of Famous Missourians
5:23 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Rally at Mo. Capitol opposes Limbaugh induction into Hall of Famous Missourians

A protester holds a sign opposing Rush Limbaugh's planned induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol today to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute" on his nationally-syndicated radio program.  Fluke had testified in favor of President Obama’s birth control policies before Congressional Democrats.  Fellow Democrat and State House Member Jeanette Mott Oxford told the crowd in Jefferson City that it would be wrong for visitors to the State Capitol to see a bust of Limbaugh in the third floor Rotunda.

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Morning round-up
9:47 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks Jr., third from left, with city personnel.
Joseph Leahy, SLPR news

East St. Louis lays off more employees

A tight budget has forced East St. Louis to lay off seven more employees, leaving the city's police officers without a support staff.  

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the latest layoffs include Police Chief Michael Floore's secretary, the department's director of community programs and a records room employee responsible for logging all of the city's tows.

The city also cut employees in the mayor's office, the city clerk's office and the city treasurer's office.

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Hall of Famous Missourians
11:25 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Mo. House Dems propose rules for induction into Hall of Famous Missourians

An interior view of the dome of the Missouri State Capitol.
(via Flickr/jennlynndesign)

Missouri House Democrats are proposing new criteria and a requirement for bipartisan approval before people are inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians - a reaction to criticism of the selection of Rush Limbaugh for the honor.

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Hall of Famous Missourians
3:05 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. House Dems: don't allow installation of Limbaugh bust in state Capitol

An interior view of the dome of the Missouri State Capitol.
(via Flickr/jennlynndesign)

Updated 5:15 p.m. with information about Gov. Nixon's perspective.

After sending a letter Tuesday in opposition to the installation of a bust of radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians, Democrats in the Missouri House of Representatives have taken their opposition a step further.

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