Missouri Senate action on tax cuts spurs optimism and fear
The Missouri Senate will likely give final approval next week to phased-in tax cuts for individuals and businesses. State Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, says the tax measure will spur economic growth; state Sen. Jamillah Nasheed, D-St., fears it will force sharp cuts in state programs.
ACLU vows to keep fighting Missouri's prayer amendment
The American Civil Liberties Union says it will keep fighting against Missouri’s new constitutional amendment on prayer after a federal judge dismissed its initial lawsuit.
Missouri legislature considers dueling prescription drug monitoring bills
Two bills that would create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri received a hearing Thursday before a State Senate committee. One of the bills, though, is structured in a way that’s designed to block the proposal from ever becoming reality.
Keefe says he resigned as SLU law school interim dean to avoid being a lightning rod
Tom Keefe said he had been offered the chance to stay on and work with Michael Wolff, now the law school's new dean, but he wanted to end the controversy over his comments to faculty and students.
Earlier: Michael Wolff is named new dean of SLU law school. Wolff is a former chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court and current professor at the law school.
Unemployment edges lower in Missouri
Missouri’s unemployment rate edged lower in January while the state recorded a net loss of 4,700 jobs. Tuesday’s report from the Department of Economic Development says the state’s jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent in January, down one-tenth of a point from December.
Also: Home prices in St. Louis indicate signs of a recovery.
Politically Speaking: Analyzing the mayor's race and the Lt. Gov.'s lawsuit
Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio joins St. Louis Beacon political reporters Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to discuss the St. Louis mayoral primary and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's law suit regarding how state records are kept. Listen to the podcast.
The Beacon roundtable also ponders the implications of the mayor's race, plus the revolving door at Saint Louis University's law school. Listen to the podcast.
Don Marsh interviews White House correspondent Ari Shapiro
Shapiro, White House correspondent for National Public Radio, stopped into to discuss gridlock in Washington with Don Marsh, host ofSt. Louis On The Air.
Sorting facts from rumors in Saint Louis University controversy
Behind the story of Tom Keefe's departure as interim dean at Saint Louis University's law school lies an interesting backstory about the inner workings of academia and journalism.
Teen's armband protest led to landmark free speech case
A lawsuit involving Mary Beth Tinker's protest against the Vietnam War in 1965 went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in her favor. The University City High School graduate will talk about the impact of the ruling next week in St. Louis.