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Kevin Killeen
August 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Organizers of a new effort to consider merging St. Louis city and county government are getting their act together. The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis — a group of county towns plus the city of St. Louis — almost has enough petition signatures to form a regional Board of...
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April 19, 2019 - 10:16 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County NAACP President John Gaskin is being called on to resign, after announcing the organization's support for the Better Together merger plan, and admitting he is working for the group pushing the plan. In a statement, Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones accuses Gaskin of...
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Michael Calhoun
February 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
RelatST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Big business comes out in support of merging St. Louis city and county. Civic Progress and the Regional Chamber, in a joint statement, promise "energy and resources" to support the campaign that would create a new "Metro City" with 1.3 million people. Civic Progress...
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Michael Calhoun
February 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
RelatST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Big business comes out in support of merging St. Louis city and county. Civic Progress and the Regional Chamber, in a joint statement, promise "energy and resources" to support the campaign that would create a new "Metro City" with 1.3 million people. Civic Progress...
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Mark Reardon
January 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Out of respect for the off-the-record briefing I can’t offer specifics, but I can say there’s a lot in this plan that I love. A lot.
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January 10, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Councilman Mark Harder told KMOX's Mark Reardon he thinks most people in the region don't want a merger -- though there are some efficiencies to be found.
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Tom Franklin
January 10, 2019 - 1:25 pm
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A Kansas City Star columnist feels people in St. Louis should solve their own problems. Dave Helling spoke to Charlie Brennan this (Thurs.) morning about the statewide proposal to merge St. Louis City and County by the vote of Missouri residents. He blasted the proposal in a...
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Michael Calhoun
January 04, 2019 - 7:11 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — While we've been hearing about plans firming up for a city-county merger, police in St. Louis County apparently have been plotting a merger of their own. The Post-Dispatch and Business Journal both report County Police Chief Jon Belmar asked for the drafting of a "concept...
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Alex Degman
January 03, 2019 - 8:15 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger isn't necessarily endorsing a plan to merge the county with St. Louis City, but he's encouraged. "We're talking about savings in the neighborhood of $700 million to $1 billion in savings by eliminating duplicative services in...
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January 02, 2019 - 11:07 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A rumored proposal to unite St. Louis city and county is raising some eyebrows locally. "A very sweeping change that has all sorts of unintended consequences that I would think need to be answered before jumping off a cliff," noted UMSL Professor Terry Jones in a roundtable...
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