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Legislature passes Gregory’s carjacking law

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 24, 2019

By Anna Lewis Missouri News Network The Missouri House passed a slew of legislation April 15, including bills that deal with carjacking, an emergency income tax extension and digital driver’s licenses. Lawmakers passed HB 966, sponsored by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, which would make veh...

Local lawmakers honor test success by Mehlville School District, Gaines

Pictured above: Rep. Michael O'Donnell, Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. David Gregory present Mehlville Superintendent Dr. Chris Gaines with a House resolution praising Mehlville's 2018 APR scores.

March 19, 2019

The Mehlville School District is receiving high praise from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE awarded the Mehlville School District an APR score of 99.6 percent on its 2018 Annual Performance Report, released publicly last month. From 2014 to 2017, Mehlville’s avera...

New carjacking law proposed by Gregory seeks to make it easier to prosecute

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

March 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Local and state officials hope to crack down on carjacking by making it a separate crime under Missouri statute, an initiative announced just as a brazen series of carjackings hit the south county area. Attorney General Eric Schmitt held a ...

Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 13, 2019

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune...

Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

January 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the Sunshine Law that mandates that governme...

Murphy’s first bill is check on Bell’s power

Wesley Bell is sworn in as the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney by Judge George W. Draper III on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, after defeating former Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch in an historic upset. Bell is the first Black prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County in its history. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 15, 2019

Newly elected Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, took office as the legislator for the 94th District Jan. 9, and he didn’t waste any time jumping into St. Louis County politics. Among his first acts in Jefferson City, Murphy introduced a bill aimed at curbing the powers of prosecutors like new St. Louis ...

‘Longest ballot in history’ awaits voters; early voting sites expand

'Longest ballot in history' awaits voters; early voting sites expand

October 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Voters casting ballots Nov. 6 will have to contend with the longest ballot in memory, with more than 50 issues and candidates to consider. Election officials are urging voters to show up early at one of three satellite voting centers opening...

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