Sunday, February 24, 2013
Countless publications have pointed at legislation filed by pro-gun-ownership state Rep. Mike Leara as an example of how polarized the debate is.
Republican Missouri state Rep. Mike Leara of Sunset Hills launched a wave of blog posts and news articles this week (including an earlier article on Patch) when he introduced legislation that, if passed, would criminalize the act of introducing anti-gun legislation. That's right: Proposing a law could get a member of the General Assembly thrown in the slammer. Of course, it won't pass. Even he says so, in a statement widely repeated around the Internet in which he calls the proposed law a "statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians." His proposal would make it a class D felony, punishable by up to four years in prison, to introduce legislation that restricts gun ownership. That has made a list by Politico of …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Missourians will vote Aug. 7 on a constitutional amendment affirming the right to pray in public places.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced that voters will decide on Aug. 7 on a constitutional amendment affirming the right to pray in public places. The summary of the measure on the Missouri House of Representatives website says it "proposes a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion." In its summary of the story, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its Political Fix blog that the timing has interesting political ramifications. As reporter Virginia Young wrote: The measure is likely to draw social conservatives to the polls. So from a political standpoint, it stands to reason that Nixon, a Democrat, would want to get it out of the …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The speech at the Danforth Plant Science Center is expected to focus on job creation, high-tech growth.
Governor Jay Nixon will be at the Danforth Plant Science Center Thursday morning to make what his office is calling a major address regarding "business development strategies and initiatives to help create jobs, promote growth in the high-tech sector, and leverage Missouri’s competitive advantages in a global economy." That broad statement comes amid continuing speculation over a special legislative session to handle the so-called "Aerotropolis" bill to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a Chinese cargo hub, according to a report by KMOX Radio Tuesday. Creve Coeur area state legislators told Creve Coeur Patch said they had no advance notice of Thursday's event. State Senator John Lamping has previously said he expected a veto …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Retail news, graduation season and the legislative session will be in the news Friday and through the weekend.
We have a packed day of news to follow today and into the weekend: One week from now, we'll be into Day 2 of Creve Coeur Days. Patch will have a booth at the event, giving away free stuff, enjoying the music and the carnival. Be sure to come see us!