President Chris Molitor and other union members after the committee hearing.St. Louis firefighters won a small victory at City Hall yesterday when union leaders forced a committee of aldermen to hold off on voting for a bill specifying that reimbursement for retirees' unused sick days must co ... 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 >>
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 >>
A south St. Louis neighborhood raises a ruckus over plans to demolish homes for a shopping center
Week of April 16, 2003
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.