Better Together

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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Green Park board opposes a city-county merger

Mayors and aldermen across south county are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which discussed it Jan. 22. “I know 15 years ago when I was talking about this, people would look at me like I was crazy, but…this is for real,” said

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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

Pictured above: The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of

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Trakas appears at ‘Half-Time’ town halls

Pictured above: Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is hosting what he is calling “Half-Time” town halls at the two-year mark of his four-year term starting this weekend. In a Facebook post, he said he will discuss various issues at the

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Stenger stops attending council meetings; says it’s become a ‘circus’

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive update: Stenger attended the County Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, which happened after this article went to press.  The St. Louis County Council is asking “Where’s Steve?” after County

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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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Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Missouri Legislature designs and governs Sunshine Law for every public official in the state. But ironically, the Legislature has historically exempted itself from that very law that it tells other government officials to follow. Emails to the governor, a school superintendent, a county executive or a city

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