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Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

Our Call: Sunshine Law should be enforced, not threatened

February 15, 2019

Editorial This newspaper will never compromise on the Sunshine Law. We don’t think our state legislators should either. It’s that simple. The Sunshine Law is basic — public records belong to the public, whether government officials like that or not. Yet last week saw a rollback in the Missou...

Our Call: Legislators need to follow their own Sunshine Laws

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City.

February 1, 2019

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. Em...

Our Call: Crestwood takes some steps toward the sunshine

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January 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd Editorial This column is going to do something that hasn’t happened in a long time: Applaud an effort by Crestwood in regards to the Sunshine Law. Yes, you read that right. The Board of Aldermen met in a closed session Jan. 10 to “lawyer up,” as they say, for the city’s lawsuit...

Our Call: Step up and run for office for you and south county

Gloria Lloyd

January 10, 2019

Editorial Interest in elections in various government entities ebbs and flows based on the year and the issue, but this year might be a first: The year when there are zero competitive races in municipal/school board/fire board elections in south county. We can’t ever recall that happening. But b...

Our Call: Little ones have dreams on Christmas. We do too.

Gloria Lloyd

December 19, 2018

Editorial ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through South County, Not a Stenger was stirring, not even a Trakas; The budgets were passed by all aldermen with care, In hopes that sales-tax revenues soon would be there. The residents were nestled all snug in our heated recliners at R...

Our Call: Council members need to provide their budget ideas

Gloria Lloyd

December 12, 2018

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Call readers are familiar with the ongoing saga of the St. Louis County budget, which it appears will be the latest clash in a long string of them between the County Council and County Executive Steve Stenger. The county budget currently has a $10 million operational deficit tha...

Editorial: Perhaps bipartisan divide will be a thing of the past

St Louis Call Newspapers

October 24, 2018

It’s hard to escape the reality that, especially nationally, politics is becoming ever more divided along partisan lines. But if this south county election cycle is any indication, bipartisanship might just be making a comeback. First, we were pleasantly surprised that most questionnaires from local Mis...

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