Missouri Legislature

Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018. Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road.

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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 Chris Gaines with a Missouri House resolution praising Mehlville’s APR of 99.6. 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

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Bird is challenging Unsicker in the 91st District

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Gravois Township Committeewoman, Jennifer Bird, Republican, will take on incumbent Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, for the 91st District House seat on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Bird, 50, 9244 Laurel Hill Drive, is the mother of a young family as well as being an officer manager and working with sales for

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Walter, O’Donnell hope to succeed Haefner as legislator from Oakville

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Democrat Mike Walter, a newcomer to public office, will square off on Tuesday, Nov. 6 against former Oakville Republican Committeeman Michael O’Donnell to succeed Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-Oakville, and represent Oakville’s 95th House District in the Missouri Legislature. O’Donnell, 50, 7043 Chalkstone Road, Oakville, and his wife, Lisa, have

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South county legislators’ views on education span all sides of spectrum

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the topics that Missouri legislators focused on in this week’s special session is education. Gov. Mike Parson called legislators back to expand access to STEM education, or education that focuses more

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Governor calls Legislature back for special session

Gov. Mike Parson is calling the Missouri General Assembly back for a special session concurrent with next week’s veto session to focus on approving computer-science courses for K-12 education in the state.  The governor also wants legislators to expand treatment courts.  Both sessions will happen the week of Sept. 10 through Sept. 14. The education legislation

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