Travis Brown

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Burned by Former Donors

    Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder lost two big donors last week to his challenger in the Republican primary, Brad Lager. David Humphreys, owner of the Joplin-based Tamko Building Products, cut a check for $250,000 to Lager's campaign last week in what is only the latest slap in the face to Kinder from a forme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Sinquefield Donates $1.3 Million to Let Voters Decide; Files Lawsuit Against State Officials

    ​Rex Sinquefield has done it again. On Monday the St. Louis financier opened up his wallet and donated $1.3 million to Let Voters Decide, the campaign committee he's bankrolling that seeks to repeal Missouri's state income tax. Such gifts are not uncommon for Sinquefield. Last October he cut a sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    How Much Are Lobbyists Spending on Your St. Louis Alderman?

    kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.​Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Judgment at Hookyville

    The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Speaking Out of Class

    Stephen Morrisette has left Beaumont High, but he's not done teaching