Missouri News

Better Together resubmits plan to state after withdrawing it last week; no major changes

Pictured above: St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson addresses the crowd at the Better Together rollout, as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger looks on. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Better Together refiled its petition Monday with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office for a proposed Constitutional amendment that would merge

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Bayless teacher one of 33 nationwide to receive $25,000 Milken Award

Pictured above, Therese Shain, a special-education teacher at Bayless Elementary, smiles for photos after receiving a $25,000 Milken Educator Award Wednesday morning. Shain is one of 33 educators nationwide to receive the award in 2018-2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A Bayless Elementary School teacher was awarded one of education’s

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Pictured above: Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Jan. 1. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has

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Legislation adding money to foundation formula takes it away from south county

Pictured above: Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in August 2018. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Legislation that would add money to Missouri’s foundation formula for public schools is being considered by the Legislature, but even with extra money spent

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Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the

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Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout Monday at the Cheshire Inn, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda

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