Jason Rosenbaum

Political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio

Jason Rosenbaum appears in the following:

An Old Redistricting Pact Between Missouri's Black Dems And White GOP May Be Tested

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Since the 1960s, an unusual alliance in redistricting has brought Black and white lawmakers together to draw Missouri's 1st District to ensure Black voters can elect Black Democrats to congress.


After Court Ruling, Missouri Begins Implementing Changes To Expand Medicaid

Friday, July 30, 2021

After many attempts, Missouri has expanded Medicaid coverage to an additional 275,000 people. That means big changes for those individuals, hospitals and the politics around Medicaid in the state.


Voters Prevail In Missouri: 275,000 To Gain Access To Health Care

Thursday, July 22, 2021

After Republican lawmakers in Missouri refused to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state, state Supreme Court justices say low-income individuals must have access to care.


Battle To Expand Medicaid In Missouri Heads To Court

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Missourians voted to expand access to health care to roughly 275,000 people in the state via Medicaid. The issue is now in court with state Republicans saying it's not up to voters to decide.


Republican Missouri Legislators Aim To Curb Voter Initiatives

Monday, May 03, 2021

As some Missouri activists use ballot initiatives to circumvent the legislature, GOP lawmakers are working to dismantle them, and make it more difficult to put issues up for a statewide vote.


Sen. Roy Blunt Says He Won't Run For Reelection

Monday, March 08, 2021

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he won't run for reelection. This follows him being criticized by some in his base for not challenging the presidential election results.


In An Expensive And Partisan Missouri Redistricting Fight, Voters Get The Final Say

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A first of its kind in the nation redistricting system is being second-guessed on this year's ballot in Missouri and may be replaced with a second unprecedented system.


Missouri Faces Redistricting System Showdown In Upcoming Election

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A first of its kind in the nation redistricting system is being second guessed on this year's ballot in Missouri.


Activist Cori Bush Ousts Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. In Missouri Primary Upset

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr, a 20-year House veteran, is projected by the AP to lose in the Missouri Democratic primary to progressive activist Cori Bush.


Missouri Budget Slashed Due To COVID-19, Education Hit The Hardest

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Missouri.


Before George Floyd In Minnesota, There Was Michael Brown In Missouri

Thursday, June 04, 2020

The nationwide unrest over George Floyd's killing is being felt deeply in Ferguson, Missouri, where widespread protests over police accountability 2014 made international news.


St. Louis Prosecutor Sues City And Police Union, Citing Racist Conspiracy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is suing the city, saying there's a racist conspiracy to stop her from enacting reforms. But others point to her controversial conduct in an investigation.


Missouri Jury Award Sparks Questions About Police Culture

Monday, November 04, 2019

The St. Louis County Police Department's leadership is in turmoil after a jury awarded an officer nearly $20 million who said he was told to "tone down his gayness."


5 Years After Michael Brown Shooting, Slow Signs Of Progress

Friday, August 09, 2019

Missouri's St. Louis County has a new prosecutor and some new policies. But residents say that while there are some positive political signs, much more needs to be done.


City And County Merger Effort Roils St. Louis

Monday, February 18, 2019

A group is trying to merge the St. Louis city and county governments to try to boost development and pare down police departments. But the black community sees it as a challenge to political gains.


Missouri Voters Backed An Anti-Gerrymandering Measure; Lawmakers Want To Undo It

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Like voters in Colorado, Utah and Michigan last year, Missouri's voters decided to alter the redistricting process. But lawmakers argue it could create bizarre districts that are hard to represent.


Missouri Lawmakers Want To Scrap New Redistricting System Before It Even Launches

Monday, January 07, 2019

Voters overwhelmingly supported an anti-gerrymandering amendment in Missouri last November. But both parties want to scrap or alter the measure, leaving more political influence in the process.


Untangling Missouri's Competing Medical Marijuana Initiatives

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Show-Me state residents will vote on three different measures on medical marijuana next week; all of them are polling above 60 percent. 


Missouri Examines How Clergy Sex Abuse Allegations Were Handled

Friday, August 24, 2018

The state's attorney general is launching what he calls a "thorough and robust investigation" of clergy sex abuse in the archdiocese of St. Louis. The church says it will cooperate.


Missouri Voters Reject Right-To-Work Law

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Voters in Missouri resoundingly struck down that state's right-to-work law after labor unions in Missouri organized a strong signature campaign to get a referendum on the ballot.