Rick Stream http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Labor's Love For Stenger Could Spell Trouble For Dooley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/labors-love-stenger-could-spell-trouble-dooley <p>Less than two weeks to go before the Aug. 5 primary election, a key question in the St. Louis County executive contest centers on how much muscle area unions will exert in their effort to oust incumbent Democrat Charlie Dooley.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 38268 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Labor's Love For Stenger Could Spell Trouble For Dooley Video: St. Louis County Executive Candidates Talk About Themselves — And The Issues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/video-st-louis-county-executive-candidates-talk-about-themselves-and-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race for St. Louis County executive just may be the marquee in the August primary. We've </span><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/charlie-dooley" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">extensively covered</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the candidates and the issues, but to listen to the candidates in their own words, click on the questions below.</span></p><p><a href="#achievement">What’s your strongest achievement while in office?</a></p><p><a href="#parks">How would you improve the St. Louis County parks system?</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:50:54 +0000 Chris McDaniel 38259 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Video: St. Louis County Executive Candidates Talk About Themselves — And The Issues St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-candidates-agree-appear-st-louis-air <p>What issues are most important to you, ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election? What might prompt you to vote for a particular candidate?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"St. Louis on the Air" host Don Marsh is preparing to interview the candidates who are running for St. Louis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">County executive, in the contested races in the Democratic and Republican primaries, and we invite you to share questions you would like Marsh ask the them.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:36:55 +0000 Linda Lockhart 38228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Candidates Agree To Appear On 'St. Louis On The Air' St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-contenders-embrace-mantra-jobs-jobs-jobs <p>According to the<a href="http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29189.html"> latest U.S. census figures</a>, St. Louis County is home to close to 30,000 non-farm-related businesses – about one-fifth of Missouri’s total -- that employ at least 546,000 people.</p><p>Add in one-person firms, such as real estate agents or solo-practice lawyers, and the number of county businesses swells to roughly 80,000.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:20:42 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 38072 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Contenders Embrace Mantra Of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs St. Louis County Executive Candidates Shy Away From Backing City-County Union http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-executive-candidates-shy-away-backing-city-county-union <p>Talk about ending the "Great Divorce" between St. Louis and St. Louis County has churned on for years. But discussions have heated up in recent months.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:09:36 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Executive Candidates Shy Away From Backing City-County Union On The Issues: Stream And Pousosa Share Vision For St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/issues-stream-and-pousosa-share-vision-st-louis-county <p>As St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and Councilman Steve&nbsp;Stenger,&nbsp;D-Affton, duke it out in the Democratic primary for county executive, two Republicans are engaged in a relatively low-profile primary for the post.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:19:53 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37514 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On The Issues: Stream And Pousosa Share Vision For St. Louis County Stream And Pousosa Engage In Low-Velocity County Executive Primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stream-and-pousosa-engage-low-velocity-county-executive-primary <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and Councilman Steve </span>Stenger, D-Affton,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> duke it out in a very public fashion, a lower-key primary is transpiring on the Republican side. Missouri House Budget Chairman Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, and Green Park Alderman Tony </span>Pousosa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are angling to reach the November election, with both emphasizing their professional experience and personal styles.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:16:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37507 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stream And Pousosa Engage In Low-Velocity County Executive Primary Compromise On Private School Transfers May Be Out Of Reach, Lawmakers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/compromise-private-school-transfers-may-be-out-reach-lawmakers-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With a veto of the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=27723589">school transfer bill</a> all but certain, Missouri lawmakers who worked on the wide-ranging legislation say they hoped a compromise could still be reached on the question of using public money to pay tuition at nonsectarian private schools.</span></p><p>But they acknowledged that it won’t be easy coming up with terms that will please Republicans and Democrats, urban, suburban and rural lawmakers — and Gov. Jay Nixon.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:29:42 +0000 Dale Singer 36685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Compromise On Private School Transfers May Be Out Of Reach, Lawmakers Say Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-student-transfer-bill-nixon-private-option-intact <p><em><strong>(Updated 10 a.m. Friday, May 16)</strong></em></p><p>The Missouri House has passed the so-called student transfer fix, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon one day before the end of the 2014 legislative session.</p><p>Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited instead of the district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee student transfers.</p><p>Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, praised the bill late Thursday as "the most far-reaching education reform measure in decades."</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:58:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Jo Mannies 36180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Student Transfer Bill To Nixon With 'Private Option' Intact Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/negotiations-completed-over-student-transfer-bill-includes-private-option <p><em><strong>(Updated at 6:12 p.m.)</strong></em></p><p>House and Senate negotiators have wrapped up work on a final version of a bill to ease the burden of Missouri’s student transfer law.</p><p>Senate Bill 493 would allow for individual school buildings to be accredited, instead of the school district as a whole, and it would create regional authorities to oversee transfers.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:53:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36080 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Negotiations Completed Over Student Transfer Bill That Includes Private Option