Saturday, April 21, 2012
Such a ban could occur in most classroom settings if a local lawmaker's bill is approved in the Missouri General Assembly.
A bill forbidding the discussion of sexual orientation in most classroom settings has continued to advance in the Missouri legislature. House Bill 2051, which was introduced to the House in March 29, is sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, and co-sponsored by 19 other members of the House, including Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country, who represents the 87th district in St. Louis County. The text of the bill reads, “Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in scientific instruction concerning human reproduction shall be provided in any public school.” The bill hasn't been scheduled for a vote, …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Freshman State Senator John Lamping took on domestic violence legislation while House Republican John Diehl chaired the House Rules Committee.
JEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers who represent portions of Brentwood and Maplewood played a major role in shaping this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. The legislature ended its roughly five-month session on Friday, most notably adjourning without deals on sweeping changes to tax credit programs, local control of the St. Louis Police Department or a measure aimed at getting the process started in building a nuclear power plant in Callaway County. The legislature did have a list of successful ventures, from ending the “franchise tax” on corporate assets to extending a prescription drug program to seniors. House Speaker Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, said at a post-session press conference that the Republican caucus …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Late Friday night, a temporary budget deal was reached to avoid a shutdown of the federal government. Here's what Maplewood-Brentwood Patch readers should know about the possible government shutdown.
Late Friday night CNN reported that Democratic and Republican negotiators reached a budget deal that will avoid a government shutdown. According to a CNN breaking news alert, House Speaker John Boehner said the House will pass a short-term measure that will keep the government funded through the middle of next week, when a longer-term package is expected to be enacted. However, U.S. Congressman Todd Akin's camp tells Patch that a short term solution is not the answer to solving the bigger issue of government overspending. READ PREVIOUS STORY: The federal government is in danger of a shutdown if the legislature does not pass a budget by midnight Friday. U.S. Congressman Todd Akin (R-Town and Country) represents Missouri's second district, …
Despite new districts just being drawn in the St. Louis area, puppy mills dominated the dialogue as State Rep. John Diehl talked to constituents Thursday night.
Missouri State Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country, held a town hall meeting at the Brentwood Recreation Center Thursday night. The Republican represents Missouri’s 87th district in the State House of Representatives. The district includes Town and Country, Brentwood, Frontenac, Ladue, Rock Hill, Crystal Lake Park and Webster Groves, among other municipalities. With all of the changes to St. Louis area congressional districts taking place, one might think that redistricting would dominate the meeting. However, the subject matter of the town hall was largely decided by his constituents, and they wanted to discuss puppy mills. The meeting lasted about one hour and 20 minutes. Roughly half that time was dedicated to a back and forth between …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Maplewood-Brentwood Patch will bring you updated results as we hear them.
Here are the final election results for the local races in Brentwood and Maplewood, reported by the St. Louis County Board of Elections Commissioners. Last updated: 1:34 a.m.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Although no Democratic opponent is running against him, Diehl has been busy helping other Republican candidates around the state.
CLAYTON — Running an election without an opponent may seem liberating, but Rep. John Diehl (R-Town and Country) has been using this opportunity to fund Republican campaign efforts around the state. Diehl's phone seems to ring almost continuously with the busy work of helping other Republican candidates with their own races. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Diehl has contributed more than $90,000 to the House Republican Campaign Committee. "I did a pretty good job in fundraising, and I'm just going around and helping other folks raise some money," Diehl said. Diehl, a former aldermen from Town and Country, is able to financially help his Republican cohorts because no Democratic candidate stepped forward as a challenger in Missouri's…