St. Louis Merger

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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Better Together says it has withdrawn the petition to merge St. Louis city and St. Louis County, but plans to refile it.
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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
January 30, 2019 - 5:06 am
CLAYTON (KMOX) -- The man who would be 'Metro Mayor' is being criticized for skipping one of the most public parts of his current job. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has missed nine council meetings in a row, which has council members vowing action. "I think he needs to show up,"...
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January 28, 2019 - 10:15 am
Better Together is planning to have the City-County merger included as a statewide vote on the 2020 November ballot
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January 25, 2019 - 10:15 am
Better Together is expected to unveil its plan Monday, which will keep municipalities in St. Louis County, but gone would be individual police departments, municipal courts and city councils.
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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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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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