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March 14, 2019 - 2:06 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A lawyer representing a mystery Better Together supporter is sending threatening letters to St. Louis County municipalities. The letters are warning cities and villages not to use taxpayer dollars to oppose the proposed St. Louis city-county merger. DOWNLOAD: Warning letter sent...
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Alex Degman
March 07, 2019 - 5:36 am
NORTH COUNTY (KMOX) — The public is starting to take their questions about a city-county merger directly to the people responsible for the plan. The group Better Together held the first of several town halls in North County Wednesday -- more than 100 people attended. Better Together's MariuS...
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Michael Calhoun
February 26, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) — Two more municipalities have put their opposition to the Better Together statewide vote in writing. Last night, the councils of Florissant and University City unanimously passed resolutions saying they don't like it. "The safe, historic, patriotic, and faith-based...
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Kevin Killeen
February 26, 2019 - 1:56 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Two St. Louis aldermen are fighting back against the "Better Together" city-county merger plan -- they want to recall the mayor of St. Louis. Two north St. Louis aldermen, John Collins-Muhammad and Brandon Bosley, say Mayor Lyda Krewson has "betrayed local voters." Related:...
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Brian Kelly
February 25, 2019 - 8:11 am
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — It looks like University City is going to be the next municipality to officially register its opposition to the Better Together plan to merge St. Louis City and County. The city council is scheduled to take up a resolution on the issue Monday night. Resolution 2019.3...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:01 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit behind an effort to merge the city of St. Louis with St. Louis County says the consolidation would save the region's taxpayers nearly $5 billion in the first 10 years, but some local leaders are questioning the numbers. Better Together released its fiscal analysis...
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Michael Calhoun
February 19, 2019 - 7:27 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Would city and county residents be left with an "illegitimate" government, should Better Together get its way? That's the scenario UMSL public policy professor emeritus Terry Jones sees happening if the state approves a merger, but city and county residents vote against it. Jones...
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Michael Calhoun
February 11, 2019 - 1:57 pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Some St. Louis County police chiefs say their communities will see longer response times and won't know their police officers, should there be a merged city-county police department. Ellisville Chief Steve Lewis is one of them. "The type of policing we do and the...
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February 08, 2019 - 6:29 pm
Better Together says it has withdrawn the petition to merge St. Louis city and St. Louis County, but plans to refile it.
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Brett Blume
February 05, 2019 - 1:19 pm
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — There's a new effort underway to circumvent the process of implementing a St. Louis city-county merger. Municipal League executive director Pat Kelly says Better Together's plan to hold a statewide vote on the proposed merger is "un-American". "To take a local issue, the...
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