jamilah nasheed

9:03 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Why some of Missouri's black politicians are reacting to Nixon's handling of student-transfer bill

Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal says "minorities have been grossly disappointed" by the impact some of Gov. Jay Nixon's past actions.
Credit Missouri Senate

A long-simmering feud between Gov. Jay Nixon and some black politicians, going back to his days as Missouri’s attorney general, flared up again in Jefferson City this week, fanned by the debate over school transfer legislation.

But not all African-American officials are taking sides against the governor. Some, especially in the state House, are urging Nixon to veto the student transfer bill, because they consider its changes in the transfer law harmful to black students.

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8:31 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri

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A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that could raise Missouri's minimum wage to $10 an hour.

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8:49 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 10:03 am

The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.

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8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill

(l-r) Mo. Senators Jamilah Nasheed, D-STL, and Brian Nieves, R-Washington, Mo., discuss NRA opposition to SB 613.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 5:25 pm

The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.

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4:48 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane

Governor Jay Nixon
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Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials. 

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8:14 am
Tue January 22, 2013

GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill

Credit Kathleen Masterson / Harvest Public Media

All genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri would have to be labeled as such, under legislation filed in the State Senate.  It’s sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis. 

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5:21 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots

Originally published on Tue June 19, 2012 4:40 pm

Updated 4:34 p.m. with comments from Rep. Sylvester Taylor. 

Usually, the residency requirement for political candidates is just another box to check, but two cases involving St. Louis-area office-seekers have not been so clearly defined - until today.

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5:11 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal

Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending. 

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