St. Louis County Council http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Dooley Aide Unloads On Stenger At Rancorous Council Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-aide-unloads-stenger-rancorous-council-meeting <p class="p1">A top aide to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley unleashed scathing criticism Tuesday at his boss’ Democratic rival for county executive.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was part of yet another highly charged county council meeting filled with arguments, insults, recriminations and heated confrontations.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:59:11 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Aide Unloads On Stenger At Rancorous Council Meeting Candidate Profile: Stenger Says St. Louis County Needs His Skills As CPA And Lawyer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/candidate-profile-stenger-says-st-louis-county-needs-his-skills-cpa-and-lawyer <p>Before he was a St. Louis County councilman, before he was an attorney and a certified public accountant, Steve Stenger was the lead singer in a rock and roll band that toured the area in the 1980s.</p><p>Now Stenger is traveling around St. Louis County again as a Democratic candidate for county executive in the Aug. 5 primary. And he believes that many county residents will sing along to his latest political tune:&nbsp; “It’s time for a change.”</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:57:12 +0000 Jo Mannies 37292 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Candidate Profile: Stenger Says St. Louis County Needs His Skills As CPA And Lawyer Election Year Tensions Boil Over During St. Louis County Council Meeting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/election-year-tensions-boil-over-during-st-louis-county-council-meeting <p>The St. Louis County Council melted down on Tuesday during consideration of minority participation legislation.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the latest sign of boiling election year tensions between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and members of the council aligned with Councilman Steve Stenger, a fellow Democrat vying for county executive.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 04:01:49 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Election Year Tensions Boil Over During St. Louis County Council Meeting Parties Choose Nominees To Fill Vacant Seat On St. Louis County Council http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parties-choose-nominees-fill-vacant-seat-st-louis-county-council <p>St. Louis County’s Democratic and Republican central committees have chosen their nominees for the Aug. 5 special election to fill the vacant seat on the County Council created by the death of Kathleen Burkett.&nbsp;</p><p>The Democratic nominee for the 2<sup>nd</sup> District post is a familiar one:&nbsp; Dr. Sam Page of Creve Coeur, a physician and former state representative who was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2008.&nbsp; He lost to incumbent Republican Peter Kinder.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 04:22:26 +0000 Jo Mannies 35845 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parties Choose Nominees To Fill Vacant Seat On St. Louis County Council St. Louis County Council Sets Aug. 5 Election For Burkett's Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-sets-aug-5-election-burketts-seat <p>Voters will go to the polls in August to fill a vacant seat on the St. Louis County Council.&nbsp;</p><p>The county council gave final approval Tuesday night to setting an&nbsp;Aug. 5 election date to fill the 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;District seat. That slot on the seven-person council became&nbsp; vacant after the death of Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett.</p><p>“That’s 150,000 people without representation,” said St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. “And that needs to be addressed.”</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:24:47 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35710 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Sets Aug. 5 Election For Burkett's Seat St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-councilwoman-kathleen-burkett-dies <p>St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett has died at the age of 68.&nbsp;</p><p>Burkett, D-Overland, was diagnosed with cancer last year while serving as chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council. She continued to serve as a councilwoman while undergoing chemotherapy, but she had been absent from meetings the past few weeks.</p><p>In a statement Sunday, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who “took care of her constituents like they were her own family.”</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:17:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies 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 St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-complete-streets-bill-remains-limbo <p>The "Complete Streets" legislation under consideration on the St. Louis County Council still faces plenty of roadblocks to final passage. One of the sponsors, Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, held up the bill again last week, which he’s done since late November, and announced he wants to rewrite parts of it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dolan also said that he’s going to meet with groups affected by the bill and come back to the matter early next year. </span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:02:28 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Complete Streets Bill Remains In Limbo As St. Louis County Finalizes 2014 Budget, McCulloch's Office Gets Funding Boost http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-finalizes-2014-budget-mccullochs-office-gets-funding-boost <p>The St. Louis County Council gave final approval to its 2014 budget, keeping most of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley’s recommendations.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the council did make funding changes at the request of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Some money will go to adding staffers for a diversion program aimed at keeping first-time offenders out of prison.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:20:06 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32368 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As St. Louis County Finalizes 2014 Budget, McCulloch's Office Gets Funding Boost St. Louis County Council Exempts School Events From Permits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-exempts-school-events-permits <p>It may be fair to call legislation that the St. Louis County Council approved Tuesday the “School Picnic Protection Act.”&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OK, that may be a bit of an oversimplification. But proponents of the move to exempt some school events from county permits say the measure is just common sense.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:38:41 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32352 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Exempts School Events From Permits