Wednesday, April 18, 2012
On Monday, residents called and emailed 'Hazelwood Patch' with concerns about the water being cut off. Property management cites a water pressure valve issue.
Residents at Knollwood Apartments lost their water on Sunday. When they didn't get a letter or word from management about what was going on, many were immediately concerned the water bill had not been paid. Some residents reached out to Hazelwood Patch to find out what was going on. An excerpt from one concerned resident is as follows: "The water at three Knollwood Apartments buildings, according to residents and the on call maintenance personnel, has been off since about 6pm on Sunday, April 15th. Missouri American Water says its not their problem and Knollwood says its American Water's fault. Meanwhile, residents are without drinking water and the ability to flush toilets...Please look into this if you can." The Problem Miguel Ramirez, …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
As the primary battle between two incumbents looms, Clay begins to rack up big endorsements.
With U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay embroiled in an 1st Congressional primary battle, it appears that Clay has begun to take the upper hand. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that the longtime legislator received endorsements from the Missouri AFL-CIO and the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, two big labor groups in the area. "Organized labor is standing with Congressman Clay because he has always stood with us," state AFL-CIO president Hugh McVey said in a statement in the article. Rep. Carnahan, who currently represents the 3rd Congressional District, filed to run in the 1st District as his current district no longer exists under state maps. The legislative maps redrawn following the 2010 Census eliminated the…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The congressman, whose congressional district includes Hazelwood, explains his position on the agreement.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
NOTE: The following, in its entirety, is a first-person statement from Congressman William Lacy Clay (D) Missouri No one likes everything in this bill, but the country needed to raise the debt limit…that’s why I voted for it. It avoids default, maintains the AAA credit rating, and makes responsible spending cuts to both domestic programs and the defense department. The deal also creates a firewall that protects Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits, which is absolutely necessary. I would have much preferred a larger package of spending cuts, new revenues and real tax fairness. The process of getting to this point with the legislation was messy, but I think it was necessary as a first-step. But the second part of this compromise…
Monday, July 18, 2011
"Getting real on deficit reduction & raising the debt limit means putting everything on the table."
Monday, July 18, 2011
NOTE: The following, in its entirety, is a first-person statement from Congressman William Lacy Clay (D) Missouri As Congress and the nation continue to hurdle towards the critical August 2nd deadline for raising the debt limit, I am amazed that while the clock is ticking on America's AAA credit rating and the viability of our entire economy, some of my colleagues continue to cling to an alternative reality that is not burdened by mathematics or other inescapable facts. As the Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, let me simply state the hard truth: In order to get deficit spending and our national debt under control, we need to do three things simultaneously...cut spending, increase …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
He could not be reached to react to Cunningham's decision against running for Congress, but the representative, whose third district is being swallowed up as part of a redistricting, cannot run for reelection to his existing seat.
U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan—who said he was taking a serious look at running for the 2nd District seat earlier this year—is biding his time before making a decision. Carnahan, whose third district is being swallowed up as part of a redistricting, cannot run for reelection to his existing seat. At an event at an Oakville senior center in late June, Carnahan was asked by an audience member how his 2012 intentions would be affect by redistricting. “Right now, (South County) is in with a new 2nd Congressional District. Part of my district is in the new 2nd, part of it is in the new 1st,” Carnahan said. “But also, we hear that there may be some court challenge to the maps. And so we’re going to be watching, obviously with great interest, to see …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hazelwood watch as people begin to come out as the 2012 election takes shape. Conservative Phyllis Schlafly gives nod over former RNC Co-Chair.
Tuesday, Republican Ed Martin announced what could be a key endorsement in his bid to win a seat in Congress. His campaign issued a statement stating Phyllis Schlafly, a longtime, influential member of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, is backing him in the race for Todd Akin's 2nd district House seat. Akin announced in May that he would be running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. In the statement released by the Martin campaign, Schlafly said in part, "Whether fighting for lower taxes for families and businesses, taking on ACORN and voter fraud at the St. Louis Election Board, or fighting to stop Jay Nixon's pro-illegal immigration appointments, Ed has shown himself a fearless and courageous conservative." Former Republican …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The shooting in Tucson, AZ will do little to alter Hazelwood residents' ability to meet their elected officials face-to-face.
In the aftermath of Saturday's deadly shooting at a congressional town hall meeting in Arizona, the business of governing continued in both Washington and Jefferson City this week. Even if it wasn't "business a usual," it was "business nonetheless." The U.S. House of Representatives suspended its activity for the week, except Wednesday, where the only item on the legislative calendar was approval of a bipartisan resolution honoring the victims of the shooting, praising the bystanders who assisted in the aftermath and condemning the act itself, in the strongest possible terms. As his colleague, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) lay in critical condition in a Tucson hospital, Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Missouri) rose in support of the …