Salazar http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-december-21-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis County goes on holiday recess with approved budget</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyCouncil">The St. Louis County Council </a>has approved a 2012 budget after a contentious season of fiscal wrangling with County Executive Charlie Dooley. Early this fall Dooley&#39;s county budget estimates convinced him to propose drastic cuts. Dooley drew sharp criticism for his proposal to shut down 23 county parks and lay off almost 200 county employees.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:35:39 +0000 Julie Bierach, Joseph Leahy & The Associated Press 2718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Salazar, LaHood, McCaskill talk funding for Arch revamp http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/salazar-lahood-mccaskill-talk-funding-arch-revamp <p>The <a href="http://www.doi.gov/whoweare/secretarysalazar.cfm">U.S. Secretary of the Interior</a> and the <a href="http://www.dot.gov/bios/lahood.htm">Transportation Secretary</a> were in East St. Louis today to talk about improvements to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a.k.a. the grounds of the Gateway Arch. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 23:51:46 +0000 Maria Altman & Kelsey Proud 105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Salazar, LaHood, McCaskill talk funding for Arch revamp