city-county merger

Snow mud on street background
Michael Calhoun
January 14, 2019 - 5:06 am
BALLWIN (KMOX) -- Is this West County town making a point about local control by throwing shade at the way others plow snow? Talk is heating up about a potential city-county merger. Leaks about the group Better Together's plan indicate it may aim for local municipal governments, like Ballwin, to...
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St. Louis Gateway Arch in Missouri at twilight
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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St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar
Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
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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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
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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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