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Politics
4:44 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Judge Permanently Blocks Ballot Vote On Anti-Peabody Initiative

Supporters of a ballot measure that would limit who can receive tax breaks in the city of St. Louis drop off signatures on July 31, 2014. A judge has permanently blocked a voted on the measure.
(Chris McDaniel/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 5:10 pm

Updated with additional comments from Take Back St. Louis, Mayor Francis Slay, and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

A St. Louis Circuit judge has permanently blocked a ballot measure that would have allowed voters to put restrictions on which companies could receive tax incentives.

Judge Robert Dierker ruled on Tuesday that the Take Back St. Louis initiative was "illegal and void on its face" because it conflicts with Missouri laws governing tax increment financing and special business districts. 

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Politics
8:28 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Miners rally, again, to protest Patriot Coal bankruptcy

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 3:34 pm

More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis on Monday, the latest in a series of protests against Peabody Energy and its handling of their  retirement and health care benefits.

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