Election

Former Rep. Walt Bivins wants Jim Murphy as his state legislator

To the editor: After months of endless political ads and polarized politics, voters will finally make important choices regarding their elected officials. I am pleased to support and endorse Jim Murphy to be my state representative. Many in District 94 are concerned about keeping well-paying job opportunities in their community. Closed storefronts and a floundering

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Fenton Fire residents eye an 18-cent hike

Image courtesy of Fenton Fire Protection District Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents in the Fenton Fire Protection District will vote Tuesday, Nov. 6 on whether to pass Proposition F, an 18-cent tax-increase that residents were able to ask questions and learn more about at an open house last week. Proposition F would pay back

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Prop D gas tax supported by surprising bipartisan alliance

Pictured above: Gov. Mike Parson speaks with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel to kick-off “Infrastructure Week” on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Parson, along with other bipartisan members of the Missouri Legislature, is encouraging voters to vote yes on Proposition D, which would raise the fuel tax to provide revenue

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Don’t be fooled by Prop D, Crestwood writer says

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Listening to the ads leads voters to believe that the revenue generated from the gas tax will be used to fix roads, bridges, et cetera. While this is true in part, the vast majority — 70 percent — will not go for fixing the roads. Read the wording

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Beck, Heisse talk abortion and education at 92nd District Forum

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Incumbent Rep. Doug Beck, D-St. Louis, debated the issues last week with Republican rival Bill Heisse for the 92nd Missouri House seat in a forum hosted by the the Affton Community Improvement Association. Beck, a former member of the Affton Board of Education, is the current representative of the 92nd

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Reader: St. Louis Zoo does not need any tax hike

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Proposition Z is the one-eighth-cent sales-tax increase for the St. Louis Zoo that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot in St. Louis County only. The zoo mainly wants the increase to operate a huge breeding farm it plans to build in north county. The proposal is completely

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