VIDEO: Blunt Signs MoHELA Bill

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt was on the campus of the University of Missouri in St. Louis this morning to sign into law Senate Bill 389, which includes his controversial plan to take $350 million from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MoHELA), which makes loans for college tuition, to pay for new construction projects on […]

Is Riverview Gardens Next?

There is a rumor that Riverview Gardens has been notified that the state is about to step in. Last week we asked Gov. Matt Blunt if state involvement in troubled districts was going to end with St. Louis Public Schools. UPDATE: Today DESE released the agenda for the State Board of Education’s April meeting. It […]


PUB DEF EXCLUSIVE — BREAKING NEWS Sources tell Pub Def that Ken Franklin will be named Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party later today. Franklin is currently an aide to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and a former state party staffer. He will be the first African-American to ever hold the influential position. Check […]