Medicaid expansion supporters gear up to force legislative action
A parade of speakers spoke passionately Wednesday in Kirkwood of the need to expand Missouri's Medicaid program. The event helped launch a campaign to persuade the Republican-dominated General Assembly to support the expansion.
St. Louis area lawmakers differ markedly on President's gun proposals
President Barack Obama’s ambitious proposals to curb gun violence were met Wednesday by praise from liberal Democrats, sharp GOP criticism – and indications of a pitched battle on Capitol Hill.
St. Louis County will vote on the Arch Tax on April 2
St. Louis County voters will decide the fate of a sales tax increase aimed at sprucing up the Gateway Arch grounds and bolstering local trails and parks. The St. Louis County Council voted unanimiously on Tuesday to place the 3/16th of one cent sales tax increase on the April 2 ballot.
Circuit attorney will probe History Museum
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce will look into some of the governance and oversight issues plaguing the Missouri History Museum. John Roberts, president of the Missouri History Museum's Board of Trustees, said he supported the decision to get Joyce involved.
The Carnahans pause for reflection with Don Marsh
For the first time in a long time, no member of the Carnahan family is holding public office in Missouri. Don Marsh, host of St. Louis On The Air, talked with Robin and Russ Carnahan in a wide ranging discussion about their past and their future. The two addressed their childhoods growing up in a political family, their time in office, the state of politics, and some of the major issues of the day.
Power Players: A by-the-numbers look at Missouri's top political donors
Former U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill., is frequently credited with the phrase "a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." While Missouri’s campaign finance system hasn’t ventured into 10-figure territory, the state is home to some particularly active -- and generous donors. Read Jason Rosenbaum's report.
Awesome field trip: 26 University City students will attend inauguration
The students who are making the journey had to write an essay about how the 2012 election affected their lives. The $30,000 cost of the extended field trip will be covered almost entirely by donations.
Beyond November, Beacon on RFT short list for best political blog
The Riverfront Times has listed the St. Louis Beacon and Beyond November as finalists for best political blog. Here's the list of nominees in all categories.