ward24stl.comCan independent Scott Ogilvie defeat the Democratic political machine?Daily RFT caught up yesterday with Scott Ogilvie, the independent candidate running for alderman in the 24th Ward -- the southwest sliver of St. Louis that includes the Dogtown, Franz Park, Ellendale and Clifton H ... More >>
This message is for you residents of the even wards, especially wards 6, 16, 20 and 24.
According to the experts, you're too lazy to vote in today's aldermanic primaries. Geez, we just voted last November, and now we've gotta go to the ballot box again?
But voting today does matter. Why? ... More >>
kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>
Add to those bargains beer and wine.This blogger still recalls when Walgreens outlets in St. Louis had their own liquor departments separated from the main store with turnstiles to keep the kiddies out. Then suddenly, a decade or so ago, Walgreens abruptly stop selling booze. Rumor had it that th ... More >>
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen ended a three-and-a-half hour debate this afternoon and approved 20-7 a bill to ban smoking in most bars and restaurants in St. Louis. The amended bill excludes casinos and bars smaller than 2,000 square feet in size. Those voting against that ban were: Ken Ortmann - ... More >>
Today's meeting was a lesson in how sausage -- and cigarettes -- are made.As mentioned on this here blog earlier today, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved by a 20-7 vote a bill that would prohibit smoking in most bars and restaurants should voters in St. Louis County also approve a smoking ... More >>