It shouldn’t have taken a Republican, let alone Hawley of all Republicans to clean up the mess Democrats made in St. Louis and urban cities across the country turning a blind eye to slumlords like TEH Realty and derelict property owners like Paul McKee to operate with impunity. Former Sen Dem Claire McCaskill did nothing to hold bad landlords/slumlords accountable. Dem mayor, Board of Aldermen, County Exec and County Council not only turned a blind eye, they often gifted them with tax incentives. It takes a whole act in the US Senate to do what Democrats should be doing in Democrat run cities from coast to coast. When Democrats fail to take action, Republicans will and 99.9% of the time we don’t like the result.
Senator Hawley introduces Bad Landlord Act amid several complaints at troubled T.E.H Realty properties
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a legislation Monday aimed to crack down on landlords who don’t uphold basic living standards for their tenants.