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Posted in Issues, Press Releases

Missouri Senate’s First-Found Approval Of Tax Cuts Touches Off Optimism And Fear

The Missouri Senate will likely give final approval next week to phased-in tax cuts for individuals and businesses. Some say the measure will spur economic growth; others fear it will force sharp cuts in state programs.

Read Jo Mannies’ report in the St. Louis Beacon.

Posted in Economy, Issues

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.

Read St. Louis Beacon editor Margaret Freivogel’s commentary.

Posted in Commentary, Editor's Desk, Issues

Terrorism Threat Conviction Of SIU-E Student Thrown Out

An Illinois appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville student charged with planning to threaten a mass shooting at the campus. Read Rachel Lippmann’s report at St. Louis Public Radio.

Posted in Issues

Politically Speaking: Analyzing Election Returns 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.

Posted in Campaign Coverage, Issues, Podcasts

ACLU Vows To Keep Fighting Missouri 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.

Read the Associated Press report at St. Louis Public Radio.

Posted in Church/State, Issues

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 in St. Louis next week.

Read Dale Singer’s report at the St. Louis Beacon.

Posted in Issues

Beacon Roundtable: A Big Win For Slay; Upheaval At SLU Law

On the Beacon Roundtable, Beacon staffers Dick Weiss, Dale Singer, Mary Leonard and Jason Rosenbaum discuss  the upheaval at Saint Louis University’s law school, Mayor Francis Slay’s win in the Democratic primary and the fate of a historic town in southeast Missouri. Listen to the podcast. 

Posted in Campaign Coverage, Issues, Podcasts

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 of St. Louis On The Air.

Listen to the interview. 

Posted in Issues, Podcasts

Missouri House Republicans To ‘Fast-Track’ Anti-Copying Legislation

Republican leaders in the Missouri House are promising to fast track legislation that would forbid the state from scanning and storing documents of residents who apply for conceal-carry endorsements.

Read Marshall Griffin’s report at St. Louis Public Radio.

Posted in Guns & Safety, Issues