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Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

Doctor, CEO mounts campaign for Sifton’s Senate seat, will face Rep. Doug Beck

March 2, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The race to replace term-limited Sen. Scott Sifton in the 1st District Missouri Senate seat is now competitive, with political outsider David Lenihan organizing a campaign to flip the recently Democratic seat Republican. Lenihan ...

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, prope...

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

November 1, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist from Kirkwood is looking to turn a historically red state Senate district blue in 2020. State Rep. Deb Lavender, a Democrat, announced in May that she is launching a 2020 bid for state Se...

Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right,
discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall
meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint town hall this summer to discuss the highs and lows of this year’s legislative session. Beck represents Affton and Concord Village in Jefferson...

South County senator wants to end some public newspaper notices

South County senator wants to end some public newspaper notices

April 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  One of South County’s senators is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate newspaper publication of some mandated public notices because, he said, newspapers are an “archaic” form of communication.                            ...

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 ...

Koenig bill one of two proposing new online state sales tax, income tax cuts

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 6, 2019

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Kathryn Palmer Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A proposed sales tax for out-of-state online purchases could lead to more income tax breaks for Missourians. That’s the crux of a pair of Senate bills h...

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

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018.

September 14, 2018

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 P...

All of south county’s lawmakers sign to hold session to impeach Greitens

Gov. Eric Greitens, left, talks to south county resident and former Rep. Earlene Judd in St. Louis County the day before he was inaugurated earlier this year. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

May 8, 2018

By Annika Merrilees Columbia Missourian A special session of the Missouri Legislature will begin later this month to decide whether to discipline Gov. Eric Greitens for the alleged misconduct detailed in reports released by the House Investigative Committee. Every south county legislator in the Missou...

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