Politics

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Kevin Killeen
May 15, 2019 - 5:52 pm
ST. LOUIS--(KMOX) --Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger would lose his county pension, under a plan before the county council. The sponsor, Councilman Tim Fitch, says people don't like the idea of Stenger getting out of prison some day and getting mailbox money from county taxpayers. "...
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St. Louis alderwoman Megan Green
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Kevin Killeen
May 15, 2019 - 12:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A city alderwoman wants to prevent the kind of public corruption that has rocked St. Louis County government. Megan Green is proposing a ballot issue that would let voters enact reforms to prevent a Steve Stenger-style fiasco in the city. "I hope that it provides a wake-up call...
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GM plant in Wentzville
via General Motors
May 15, 2019 - 11:58 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a package of new business tax breaks and scholarships backed by Gov. Mike Parson after a group of fellow Republicans opposed to parts of the bill ended a more than 27-hour filibuster in the Senate. At issue was legislation passed last...
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Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway
via Nicole Galloway
May 15, 2019 - 11:48 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A state audit is planned for St. Louis County and its economic development agency in the fallout from former County Executive Steve Stenger 's federal guilty plea on corruption charges. Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, said at a news conference Wednesday that she...
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
(Kevin Killeen, KMOX)
Kevin Killeen
May 15, 2019 - 11:37 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner would get permission to shift $244,000 more in taxpayer money to cover her legal bills in the perjury probe, under a plan before the city's top fiscal body. The three-member panel includes Comptroller Darlene Green, who says those who criticize...
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(Illinois State Police)
Alex Degman
May 15, 2019 - 11:03 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — Drivers who ignore Illinois' Move Over Law may soon face tougher penalties. New legislation raises the fines for not switching lanes when a vehicle with flashing lights is on the side of the road. State Senator Tony Muñoz, a former police officer, says with 16 state...
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St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas
via Michael Calhoun
Alex Degman
May 15, 2019 - 10:50 am
CLAYTON (KMOX) — The St. Louis County Council is slowly putting itself back together. Tuesday night, Ernie Trakas was selected presiding officer until at least January, when the council selects a chair and vice chair. "Some sense of normalcy and business sense will be undoubtedly obtained with...
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St. Louis County Executive Sam Page (center)
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Michael Calhoun
May 03, 2019 - 9:25 pm
CLAYTON (KMOX) -- New St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sent an email to every county employee on Friday afternoon, asking them to speak up and report any corruption they see. KMOX News obtained the e-mail, which you can read in its entirety below. Page says that if employees are aware of someone...
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(Sam Masterson, KMOX)
May 02, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty today in court on three counts of honest services bribery and mail fraud. In exchange for his guilty plea, there will be no further federal prosecution, according to the plea deal. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:26 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Gas station and convenience store clerks may want to start checking customers' I.D. more often when selling vape products because St. Louis County wants to crack down hard on sales to underage vapers. St. Louis County Council originally wanted to ban the use of the trending...
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