Thursday, February 14, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. In terms of infrastructure, he proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect Manchester.
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night what he called a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. "I propose a 'Fix-It-First' program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country," he said during the State of the Union Address. "And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most—modern ports to move goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A group of 80 students from the district's five high schools were among the crowd gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this morning.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
From gun control to expanding Medicaid, here are the top political and policy stories from Beyond November, a collaboration of the St. Louis Beacon, Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
"Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution," The NRA said.
(Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The National Rife Association has released a statement following the announcement of President's Obama's gun control plan, which includes 23 executive actions that do not require the approval of Congress. The President is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass measures such as universal background checks on gun sales, a ban on military-style assault rifles and limiting the capacity of ammunition magazines. (READ RELATED ARTICLE: President Obama's Gun Control Plan Released Wednesday) The NRA's press release states that "attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation." The entire text of the press release …
The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to pressure Congress to pass universal background checks on gun sales, ban military-style assault rifles and limit ammunition magazines. Share your thoughts here.
University City Mayor Shelley Welsch joined the ranks of several U.S. mayors Wednesday when she voiced support for President Barack Obama's gun control plan in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT. The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass his proposed changes, including universal background checks on gun sales, a ban military-style assault rifles and limited ammunition magazines. Welsch, a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, issued a statement through the organization shortly after Obama spoke. "There are 33 Americans murdered with guns every day, and there's something we can do to stop the bloodshed. So why in the world would we …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. Of those who represent the greater St. Louis region, Democrats William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, along with Republicans Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson voted yes, while Todd Akin voted no. Kansas City area Congressman Sam Graves was one of six House members who did not vote. The …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Conservative ideas defeated again.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch spoke with voters as they made their ways to the polls in Tuesday's general election. Here's what they said is important about voting Tuesday.
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. Tuesday- Voters in Town and Country and Manchester were out early to cast their ballots in Tuesday's general election. (READ RELATED ARTICLE: Election Day 2012: Town and Country, Manchester Voter's Guide) Although there aren't many contested races locally, there is a lot a stake in this election including determining the U.S. president for the next four years. "This race is so close, every vote counts," Kathy Schuchandt of Town and Country tells Patch. "My vote has meaning." "I'm here to hopefully have a change in the country. The economy. No jobs. Tax increases on things that aren't necessary. Just the whole mood of the economy," Jack Cusamano of Town and Country said. "I just want to see a leader do what they say they'…
With the election finally here, it's time to fess up: Whether it's Akin, McCaskill, Spence, Nixon or someone else, which political ad will you be happy to see go?
You know the drill. The somber music plays in the background while a deep voice shares a fearful message about a candidate seeking election. Occasionally, a few seconds might be reserved afterward for an inspiring message from that candidate's challenger. These so-called attack ads grew more prevalent as we've moved closer to the Nov. 6 election. (READ RELATED ARTICLE: Election Day 2012: Town and Country, Manchester Voter's Guide) In the U.S. Senate race, an ad from Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) contains a voice that connects Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to President Barack Obama. The voice references McCaskill's support of the Affordable Care Act and her endorsement of the president in 2008. An ad from McCaskill takes a similar approach…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find your national, state, regional and local election results and race details from the Nov. 6 election.
(Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) **TOP ELECTION STORIES** View National, State and Regional Election Results Barack Obama Re-Elected President Mitt Romney Wins Missouri Election Results: Todd Akin Concedes to Claire McCaskill in Missouri Senate Race Peter Kinder Wins Third Term As Missouri Lieutenant Governor Nixon Wins Re-Election; Spence Concedes Governor's Race -------------------------------------------------------------------- ARTICLE UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. Tuesday- (READ UPDATED ARTICLE: Presidential Race, Right to Vote Brings Out West County Voters on Election Day 2012) Are you heading the polls to cast your vote in Tuesday's election? They're open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. West County poll …