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Better Together plans a city-county merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor From its start five years ago, the nonprofit organization Better Together said that despite its name, it didn’t necessarily support a city-county merger. But it did. And it is now apparently poised to mount a statewide campaign funded b...

Clean Missouri measure is back on ballot

Clean Missouri measure is back on ballot

October 4, 2018

The proposed Missouri constitutional amendment on ethics reform and redistricting, “Clean Missouri,” is back on the Nov. 6 ballot after a favorable appellate court ruling. The measure will appear as Amendment 1 on the ballot. Among other reforms, it will limit lobbyist gifts to legislators and campai...

Stenger and Mantovani face off in Democratic county executive primary

Stenger narrowly defeated challenger Mark Mantovani in the August 2018 Democratic primary.

July 17, 2018

By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call Incumbent County Executive Steve Stenger is running for re-election in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 7, and he is being challenged by Mark Mantovani, who has never held public office in the past. Mantovani, 64, 19 Dromara Road, Ladue, was CEO of Ansira,...

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