Colleen Wasinger

Wasinger weighs bid for county executive

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Republican councilwoman representing Sunset Hills on the County Council is weighing whether to run for county executive, after previously announcing she would not seek re-election to her council seat. Since 3rd District Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Huntleigh, is not running for re-election for her council seat this year, a

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County director of administration retires

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com County Council members may not agree on everything, but they unanimously agree they will miss county Director of Administration Pamela Reitz, who retired last week after decades on the job. Reitz was one of the department heads that County Executive Steve Stenger retained after he defeated former County Executive

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Wasinger won’t run again on County Council

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com One of the County Council members who represents part of south county is not running for re-election this year, opening up a potential battle for a seat that is rarely open. The legislator who represents Sunset Hills on the council, 3rd District Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Huntleigh, said last week

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Council moves to slash $31 million from Stenger’s 2018 budget

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Update: The County Council granted final approval to the 2018 budget with the $31 million in slashed spending at its meeting Dec. 19. The County Council took steps last week to slash $31 million from County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposed $696 million 2018 budget, although the move has more

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County Council majority sues Stenger

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Pictured: County Executive Steve Stenger, second from left, listens to Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton, address the council Oct. 17, left to right: 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby and 4th District Councilwoman Rochelle Walton Gray, D-Black Jack. Photo

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Council approves $100,000 for Magic House

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council approved $100,000 in tourism-tax money for the Magic House in Kirkwood last week, despite concerns from 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, that the money could go toward better uses than the children’s museum. The council voted 4-1-1 Aug. 1 to approve the funding for the

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