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Business
7:40 am
Tue May 28, 2013

St. Louis officials consider merging city/county economic strategies

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St. Louis aldermen have taken a step toward merging economic strategies with surrounding St. Louis County, a move that would pave the way for more cooperation between the two governments.

The Board of Aldermen last week endorsed a merger of economic development agencies. And the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the board is expected to take a final vote in early June.

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Politics
10:04 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Home foreclosure legislation puts city, state governments at odds

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The Missouri senate passed legislation Monday that would prevent local municipalities from making laws regarding mediation in home foreclosures.

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Politics
8:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Over 200 Local Mo. Governments Trying To Raise Taxes, Group Says

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:52 pm

A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes.  The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April.  Patrick Werner heads the Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.

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Politics
8:43 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Creve Coeur passes anti-discrimination law

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Discrimination because of gender identity and sexual orientation is now illegal in the St. Louis County town of Creve Coeur.

The town's city council voted unanimously Monday to update a non-discrimination ordinance. The amendment prohibits discrimination in matters such as housing, employment and use of public spaces.

Five other St. Louis-area cities have passed similar measures. They are St. Louis, University City, Olivette, Richmond Heights and Clayton.

Crime
6:57 am
Thu July 19, 2012

St. Louis Co. crime down in first 6 months

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Crime is on the decline in St. Louis County.

County police on Wednesday announced that the overall crime rate is down 12.5 percent for the first six months of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011. Violent crime is down 7.2 percent.

The county had 12 homicides in the first half of 2011, compared to two through June of this year. Forcible rapes are down 25 percent, arson 22.2 percent, burglary 28.1 percent, robbery 11.5 percent and aggravated assault 1.1 percent.