Missouri Sunshine Law

‘Sunshine Law’ leaves new editor in the dark

Editor’s note: As part of our “Blast from South County’s Past” series, here’s a look at how difficult getting basic public records was in St. Louis County in 1994. Sometimes it’s just as difficult now. Some things never change.  Call the Tune By Mike Anthony Originally published Dec. 8, 1994  I’m new at the Call.

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Preventing abusive teachers from getting new jobs is goal of proposed law

Pictured above: Legislative candidate Mary Elizabeth Coleman during her 2018 campaign. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Christina Mascarenas Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — School districts and charter schools would be required under proposed legislation to disclose information on former employees’ abusive behavior toward students to any school that contacts them regarding an employee. Rep. Rocky

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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley subpoenaed in Sunshine Law case

By Brennan John Columbia Missourian Missouri’s U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has been subpoenaed in a case involving possible violations of the state’s public records law when he served as Missouri attorney general. The subpoena came from Missouri’s 19th Circuit Court in Cole County. Hawley is ordered to give depositions and bring all documents and notes

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Legislator faces lawsuit for blocking member of public on Twitter

By Yue Yu Columbia Missourian A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch for blocking someone on Twitter. The representative now faces a trial March 29 in Kansas City, according to a news release. Columbia lawyer Mike Campbell, who filed the lawsuit, accused Reisch of blocking him on Twitter

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Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Emails to the governor, a school superintendent, a county executive or a city

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Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

Pictured above: St. Louis County police and first responders from the Affton Fire Protection District gather outside an apartment complex  in October after it was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a

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Gathering turns a little ‘hairy’ for 3 school board members

This is a “blast from South County’s past” from the past 30 years of the Call’s archives. Originally published on: Thursday, March 7, 1996. Stay tuned throughout the year for more glimpses into the area’s history. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor  Blondes have more fun, the saying goes, but three Mehlville Board of Education members

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Toughening of the Sunshine Law would be first revamp in decades

Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A pair of identical bills that would fortify the state’s Sunshine Law and expand its enforcement passed the Missouri House last week, in what could prove to be the first major change to the law. The bills, sponsored by Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, and Rep. Jean Evans, R-Manchester, create a

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Stenger, council both accused of violating Sunshine Law

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger and the County Council have been at odds for most of the last year on everything except routine county business, but now they have something in common: They are both accused of violating the Sunshine Law. The council is taking Attorney General Josh Hawley’s lawsuit

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