Representative Rory Ellinger, one of Missouri's most progressive Democratic voices, died Wednesday morning after battling aggressive liver cancer. Ellinger made national headlines earlier this month when Governor Jay Nixon flew to Ellinger's University City district to sign his final bill -- vital ... More >>
Rory Ellinger, one of the most progressive Democrats in Missouri's house of representatives, has formally announced he will not run for re-election in 2015 owing to health issues. The announcement comes less than a week after he announced that he had filed for re-election. But the 72-year-old U. Ci ... More >>
The effort to legalize marijuana in Missouri has suffered a setback as the state's leading legalization group, Show Me Cannabis, has decided to postpone its ballot initiative efforts until the 2016 elections instead of going for it this year. The decision comes after weeks of phone polling indicate ... More >>
Man Serving Life Without parole for Marijuana Asks Gov for Clemency
Update: Following reports of arrest for marijuana possession, Representative Jeremy LaFaver resigned this morning as chair of the House Democratic Victory Committee, the campaign committee for the Democratic Caucus. His staff just sent out the following statement from LaFaver: "The goal of electin ... More >>
viaMissouri is one step closer to legalizing marijuana. State Rep. Rory Ellinger, a Democrat from University City, plans to introduce legislation next session to legalize pot in the state, modeled after the successful reform effort in Colorado. It will definitely be a long shot here, but this will ... More >>
A proposal to decriminalize marijuana across the state will have a hearing this morning at the Missouri House of Representatives -- which appears to be the farthest this effort has ever gone in the legislature. It will not, however, make it much farther this time around given that today is the las ... More >>
In the heat of legislative debates at the Capitol, Missouri lawmakers can sometimes get quite silly, but a joke about firearms yesterday was not received so warmly by some Democrats that favor gun control. At the closing of a debate around a bill regarding sheriffs, Caleb Jones, a Republican repre ... More >>
The gun control debate in Missouri has gotten really heated. Like, violent. In response to Democratic Representative Rory Ellinger's recently introduced assault weapon ban bill, Representative Eric Burlison, a Republican, published a video on YouTube yesterday with the title "2nd Amendment puts ho ... More >>
Representative Rory Ellinger (D-University City) is poised to make good on his promise to introduce two bills relating to the way law enforcement deals with marijuana. "Our justice system needs to be designed such that non-violent offenders are able to learn from their mistakes, rehabilitate themse ... More >>
Last week, we introduced the two state legislators who have publicly expressed interest in either marijuana legalization or decriminalization bills. Rep. Rory Ellinger hopes to introduce bills that would make possession of 35 grams or fewer a municipal infraction and a second bill that would make ... More >>
Dan Green, owner of the home, called "Bolozone", where many of the protesters were rounded up by police.The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has reached a settlement with four would-be protesters arrested prior to the 2003 World Agriculture Forum held in St. Louis. The demonstrators -- wh ... More >>
Vandalism isn't a crime in St. Louis. Just ask the police.
The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.