Jason Rosenbaum

Since entering the enticing world of professional journalism in the mid-2000s, Jason Rosenbaum dove head first into the world of politics, policy and even rock and roll music. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Rosenbaum spent more than four years in the Missouri State Capitol writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri Lawyers Media and the St. Louis Beacon. Since moving to St. Louis in 2010, Rosenbaum's work appeared in Missouri Lawyers Media, the St. Louis Business Journal and in the Riverfront Times' music section. He also served on staff at the St. Louis Beacon as a politics reporter. Rosenbaum lives in St. Louis City with with his wife Lauren Todd, an engineering librarian at Washington University.

Politics
8:33 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings

Judge Ronnie White

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 12:02 pm

Nearly 15 years after the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ronnie White is getting a second chance. President Barack Obama has nominated him again for the same type of judgeship.

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District

Republican Jay Ashcroft fills out the necessary paperwork to run for the 24th District Senate seat. The son of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's first electoral bid won't be easy.
Courtesy of Jay Ashcroft

Originally published on Sun March 30, 2014 11:00 pm

While Jay Ashcroft, the son of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, was always interested in politics, he also said he didn’t consider it “the highest calling.”

“My highest calling in life is to be a good husband to my wife and to be a good father for my kids," said the attorney and engineer from unincorporated St. Louis County. “In the last couple of years when I’ve seen how government has been working at the state level and unfortunately not always working, I kept coming around to the conclusion that I need to be part of the solution.”

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Politics
3:58 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

For Election Junkies, 2014 Is A Great, Big Bust

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 3:55 pm

For all intents and purposes, the 2014 election season looks to be a great, big bust.

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NPR Story
3:55 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Schweich Casts Critical Eye Toward Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 6:44 am

(Updated 4 p.m., Tues., March 25)

State Auditor Tom Schweich issued a tough audit of the Missouri’s historic preservation tax credit, saying that the incentive that’s refurbished countless buildings throughout the state is too expensive and structurally inefficient. 

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NPR Story
5:50 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Schweich's Audit Questions Efficiency, Impact Of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Originally published on Tue March 11, 2014 5:08 pm

State Auditor Tom Schweich released an audit critical of Missouri’s low-income housing tax credit, saying that the widely used incentive is inefficient and has a “very low” return on investment. 

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Politics
8:07 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Washington State Machinists Narrowly Approve Contract To Build Boeing's 777X

Originally published on Sun January 5, 2014 11:50 pm

Updated at 12:30 a.m. on 1/4/14.

The nationwide chase for Boeing's 777X is over.

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Politics
10:43 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Amid Nationwide Scramble, Missouri Seeks To Stand Out To Nab Boeing's 777X

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 8:45 am

The opportunity was too good to pass up. 

When Boeing decided to move production of its 777X passenger plane out of Seattle, states across the country were eager to offer their services. Missouri's political and business leaders were no exception.  They simply couldn't miss out on the chance to cement thousands of high-paying jobs for decades to come.

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