Steve Stenger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Stenger, Dooley Continue Neck-And-Neck Fundraising For Summer Contest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-dooley-continue-neck-and-neck-fundraising-summer-contest <p><em><strong>(Updated 1 p.m. Wed., April 16)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger and County Executive Charlie Dooley are continuing a close money-raising battle as the two prepare for their campaign showdown over Dooley’s job in the August primary.</p><p>Stenger, D-Affton, slightly outraised Dooley during the last three months, with Stenger collecting $262,814 to Dooley’s $243,540. Stenger also has a larger edge in bank accounts: $794,480 to Dooley’s $607,396.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:38:37 +0000 Jo Mannies 35328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger, Dooley Continue Neck-And-Neck Fundraising For Summer Contest Stenger's Tax Returns Show Dramatic Swings In Income http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stengers-tax-returns-show-dramatic-swings-income <p><em><strong>(Updated 10:30 p.m. Thurs., March 27)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger has released six years of his personal tax returns, although he views the matter as a “red herring’’ in his challenge of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in this summer’s Democratic primary.</p><p>Stenger provided copies of his federal tax returns from 2007 through 2012 <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-stenger-makes-his-case-change-st-louis-county">during his appearance on St. Louis Public Radio’s “Politically Speaking’’ podcast.</a></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:05:06 +0000 Jo Mannies 34786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger's Tax Returns Show Dramatic Swings In Income Stream Touted As Possible County Executive Candidate As Stenger Levels Attacks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stream-touted-possible-county-executive-candidate-stenger-levels-attacks <p><em><strong>(Update 4:50 p.m. Friday, March 21)</strong></em></p><p>The race for St. Louis County executive heated up on Friday, as Republicans began a final push for a high-profile candidate and Democrat Steve Stenger, a member of the County Council, has escalated his attacks against incumbent Charlie Dooley.</p><p>One particular Republican is attracting a lot of last-minute talk: state Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, who also chairs the state House Budget Committee.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:36:56 +0000 Jo Mannies 34630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stream Touted As Possible County Executive Candidate As Stenger Levels Attacks Dooley Releases Decade's Worth Of Tax Returns, Calls On Rivals To Do The Same http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-releases-decades-worth-tax-returns-calls-rivals-do-same <p><em><strong>(Updated 8:20 p.m. Wed., March 19)</strong></em></p><p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has released nine years of his tax returns – from 2003 to 2012 – and he is calling on his Democratic and Republican rivals to do the same.&nbsp;</p><p>“Nine years, open book, transparency,’’ Dooley said, as he handed over copies of his returns to St. Louis Public Radio<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-county-executive-dooley-makes-his-case-re-election"> during his appearance on the Politically Speaking podcast.</a></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:20:31 +0000 Jo Mannies 34565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Releases Decade's Worth Of Tax Returns, Calls On Rivals To Do The Same Politically Speaking: County Executive Dooley Makes His Case For Re-Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-county-executive-dooley-makes-his-case-re-election <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: You can&nbsp;</span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;now.</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:13:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies & Chris McDaniel 34562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: County Executive Dooley Makes His Case For Re-Election As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-and-stenger-duke-it-out-zimmerman-seeks-quieter-re-election-bid <p>In some strange, alternate universe, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman would be running for a third term on the St. Louis County Council.&nbsp;</p><p>Back in the mid-2000s, the Olivette Democrat seemed to be on a collision course with Barbara Fraser, a fellow Democrat, for the 5th District council seat. But the two agreed on a deal: Fraser would run for county council while Zimmerman would run for Fraser's spot in the Missouri House.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:24:05 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid Stenger Outraises Dooley As Koster Continues To Rake It In http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-outraises-dooley-koster-continues-rake-it <p><em><strong>Updated 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15</strong></em></p><p>The latest campaign-donation numbers are adding more intrigue to St. Louis area’s marquee contest this year between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and County Councilman Steve Stenger.</p><p>Stenger outraised fellow Democrat Dooley during the last quarter of 2013 -- $245,032 to $115,414. Their latest campaign reports, filed Wednesday, also show Stenger with more in the bank: $638,158 to $458,154.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:51:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 33030 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger Outraises Dooley As Koster Continues To Rake It In Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stenger-demands-earls-resignation-over-health-department-scheme <p>St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger wants the county’s second-in-command to resign.&nbsp;</p><p>Stenger, D-Affton, said on Tuesday that Chief Operating Officer Garry Earls <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-health-department-director-answers-questions-about-possible-misuse-funds">should be held accountable for, among other things, fraud in the county’s health department.</a></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 04:12:30 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stenger Demands Earls' Resignation Over Health Department Scheme Large Donors Provide Koster With Most Of His Campaign Money http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/large-donors-provide-koster-most-his-campaign-money <p>While Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Jason Kander and even some Republicans talk about restoring limits on campaign donations, the man considered the likely Democratic nominee for governor in 2016 is collecting large donations at a frenetic clip.</p><p>Just this year, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has raised more than $1.2 million from 68 donations larger than $5,000 apiece, according to the <a href="http://www.mec.mo.gov/">Missouri Ethics Commission</a>’s records. In fact, most of his large donations have been more than $10,000 each.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 05:14:41 +0000 Jo Mannies 32369 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Large Donors Provide Koster With Most Of His Campaign Money Judge Orders St. Louis County To Pay $5.9 Million To Trash Haulers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-orders-st-louis-county-pay-59-million-trash-haulers <p>A St. Louis County judge ordered St. Louis County to pay nearly $6 million to three trash haulers who lost contracts after the county established trash districts.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s administration indicated that the county may appeal the judge's order.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:28:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Orders St. Louis County To Pay $5.9 Million To Trash Haulers