We reported last week that State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a University City Democrat, is continuing her push to mandate that parents notify schools if they own guns. That proposal is facing strong opposition -- and a Republican bill getting attention this week would put in place a virtually op ... More >>
While St. Louis County officials consider putting in place a stricter smoking ban policy, a bill at the state legislature to ban smoking across the entire state has gotten little attention this legislative session.
That's partly because opposition is so strong, it's not likely to get far in the pr ... More >>
The gun debates in Missouri reached explosive levels this week with the introduction of a GOP bill that would make it illegal to even propose gun control measures and a bizarre stunt in which a Republican rep literally opened fire on a piece of legislation he doesn't like.
Meanwhile, Democratic St ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported that State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, is pushing gun legislation that would force parents to notify school officials if they own firearms. It's one of many proposals that is sparking controversy at the state level as federal officials continue to debate what ki ... More >>
Instead of having legislators force law enforcement agencies around Missouri to adopt half-assed school safety policies, knowledgeable officers on the frontline should be crafting and implementing proposals to increase security in the state's classrooms.
At least this is the thinking of Christian ... More >>
Missouri made headlines last month when Colonel Tim Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department proposed arming local school officials in the wake of the devastating elementary school shooting in Connecticut. But State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat who represents University City, is ... More >>
State Senator Brad LagerUpdated 1:15 p.m. with comments from State Senator Lager.
This week Missouri Senate Republicans are pushing a bill that would dull workplace discrimination laws. Most notably, the legislation states that a person who files a discrimination lawsuit against an employer must ... More >>
The local control bill's passage seems like a sure bet... but then again, so was Tyson over Douglas. Its fate lies in the hands of the State Senate. On Friday the Missouri House of Representatives passed the bill that would return control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department back to th ... More >>
Will Governor Nixon throw St. Louis a bone this September?On Wednesday, Mayor Francis Slay wrote on his blog and the Post-Dispatch reported that a bill to bring local control to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department would be included in the special session now being planned for Septemb ... More >>