Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits

Nov 13, 2012

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a state law aimed at allowing veteran St. Louis firefighters to live outside the city limits.

St. Louis requires municipal employees to live within the city. But a 2010 Missouri law exempts firefighters with seven years on the job from residency requirements if the local school district is not fully accredited.

The St. Louis district has provisional accreditation, although it was unaccredited when the law passed.

St. Louis officials filed suit, arguing the state law infringed on the city's authority to set its own work policies.