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Politics

Rep. Marsha Haefner Recognized for Her Efforts to Help Missouri Children

Haefner receives 2014 State Advocate of the Year Award from St. Louis Children’s Hospital

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Marsha Haefner was recognized for her ongoing efforts to help young people in Missouri. Haefner received the 2014 State Advocate of the Year Award from St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Established in 1994, the award recognizes state leaders […]

Oakville Rep Marsha Haefner Withdrawls from Senate Race

Oakville House Representative Marsha Haefner has withdrawn from her Missouri Senate campaign against incumbent Scott Sifton.

“After prayerful consideration and discussions with family, friends and supporters, I have decided that I can most effectively advocate for our community by continuing to serve in the Missouri House of Representatives” Haefner said in a statement released today.   “I […]

Missouri House District 94 Representative Cloria Brown Discusses Her Career & Upcoming Re-Election Campaign

District 94 Missouri House Representative Cloria Brown recently visited the St. Louis Public Radio Studios to discuss her career, current legislation and her 2016 re-election bid against Vicki Englund.

On this edition of the Politically Speaking podcast, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies continue their look into south St. Louis County politics by […]

Mehlville School Board Expected To Vote On Tax Increase Tonight

The Mehlville School Board is expected to vote this evening on whether to place a 50 cent tax increase on the November ballot.

The money is needed to offset nearly $4 million dollars which were cut from the budget this year.

Tonight’s meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Mehlville High School library.

Watch video coverage of […]

Vicki Englund Discusses Scott Sifton and her Upcoming 94th District Missouri House Campaign

St. Louis Public Radio recently interviewed Vicki Englund, who is running for the 94th District Missouri House, which encompasses parts of the 63129 zip code.
On this week’s edition of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies welcome (back) former state Rep. Vicki Englund, a Green Park Democrat who’s served two terms […]

Oakville State Sen. Sifton Ready To Fight Right To Work, Other Bills This September

Webster-Kirkwood Times article features Oakville State Senate Representative Scott Sifton’s position for the upcoming Sept. 16 veto session in Jefferson City and his pledge to represent working families.
When Republicans unexpectedly introduced a right-to-work bill in the tumultuous final days of this year’s state legislature, state Sen. Scott Sifton, D-Affton, readied for battle with harsh words […]

Mehlville School Board considers putting tax hike on November ballot

The Mehlville School Board heard a presentation from Superintendent Chris Gaines on Thursday about two proposed ballot measures, including one for a tax hike this fall.

For one measure, the board considered three increases in the district’s tax levy ranging between about 50 cents and about 85 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

The administrative team recommended […]

63129 State Sen. Rep. Sifton Talks About His Descision To Seek Another Term Instead of Atty. Gen.

63129 State Senate Representative Scott Sifton recently spoke on the St. Louis Public Radio program, Politically Speaking, to discuss why he changed his mind in his quest to seek the office of Attorney General.

Sifton’s decision has broader implications in the 63129 zip code.  Former state Rep. Vicki Englund, D-Green Park, had announced her state Senate bid, […]

Oakville Resident and State Senate Candidate Marsha Haefner Discusses Her Campaign on St. Louis Public Radio

First up is state Rep. Marsha Haefner, an Oakville Republican who burst onto the Missouri political scene in 2010 when she captured a House seat previously held by a Democrat. Rosenbaum and Mannies also interviewed the Democrat who had been expected to seek the post: former state Rep. Vicki Englund, D-Green Park. But her podcast […]

Mehlville officials outline how tax-hike funds would be used

Excerpt from the Call Newspaper story by Gloria Lloyd:
If Mehlville voters approve a tax-rate increase this November, the new revenue would advance the school district’s strategic plan and bring back student clubs and free buses, which were slashed in this year’s budget cuts.

No vote is expected from the Board of Education when it meets today […]