Proposition E http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Next Steps For ACA After Mo. Voters Reject Health Insurance Exchanges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/next-steps-aca-after-mo-voters-reject-health-insurance-exchanges <p>On November 6, 2012, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition E, which prohibited the Governor or any state agency from establishing or operating a state-based health insurance exchange without legislative or citizen approval.</p><p>The Affordable Care Act, however, moves on toward full implementation in 2014.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with Sidney Watson, Professor of Law at Saint Louis University’s Health Law Policy Center, and Ryan Barker, Director of Health Policy for the Missouri Foundation for Health.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:26:18 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Next Steps For ACA After Mo. Voters Reject Health Insurance Exchanges Proposition E - Health Insurance Exchange http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-health-insurance-exchange <p>In the second of four discussions as part of our town hall meeting about statewide ballot issues we take a look at Proposition E, concerning the implementation of health insurance exchanges.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with Republican state Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County and Jennifer Bersdale, Board Member for Missouri Healthcare for All.&nbsp; Lembke supports Proposition E while Bersdale opposes it.</p><p><strong><em>Official Ballot Title: </em></strong><em>(source: Missouri Secretary of State website)</em></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:56:21 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposition E - Health Insurance Exchange Motorola gets contract for County emergency radio system http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/motorola-gets-contract-county-emergency-radio-system <p>Motorola Solutions has been awarded a $75 million contract to design a radio system for first responders in St. Louis County.</p><p>The system will allow more than 150 police departments, fire departments, paramedics and other public safety agencies to communicate directly with each other by radio. Officials say their inability to do that makes it difficult to respond to disasters effectively.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:40:18 +0000 Bill Raack 2693 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Motorola gets contract for County emergency radio system Another incumbent out at City Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-incumbent-out-city-hall <p>Another incumbent alderman has lost his seat at City Hall.</p><p><a href="http://www.fredheitert.com/bio.htm">Fred Heitert</a>, a 32-year members of the Board of Aldermen and for many years its only Republican, lost his re-election bid by 48 votes to Democrat <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_f3945f74-2a33-11e0-b60b-00127992bc8b.html">Larry Arnowitz</a>,&nbsp;a longtime city employee.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 04:59:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another incumbent out at City Hall To tax or not to tax? A discussion of Proposition E in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-or-not-tax-discussion-proposition-e-st-louis <p>Next Tuesday, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-examining-earnings-tax-st-louis-and-kansas-city">St. Louis City voters will vote on Proposition E</a>.&nbsp; If the proposition passes, the city will retain its 1 percent earnings tax.&nbsp; If the proposition fails, the tax will be phased out over the next ten years.&nbsp; Supporters and critics of the earnings tax disagree on many things, including how the tax affects the economic vitality of the city and how prominently the tax figures into people&rsquo;s decisions to live or work in St. Louis.&nbsp; But many agree on this: no replacement for the earnings tax is in place and a transition to any combination of alternatives could prove painful.</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:57:54 +0000 Libby Franklin 852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org To tax or not to tax? A discussion of Proposition E in St. Louis Proposition E: examining the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-examining-earnings-tax-st-louis-and-kansas-city <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-960348.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-960348.mp3</a></p><p>On Tuesday, voters in St. Louis and Kansas City will have their first change to determine the future of their cities&rsquo; 1 percent earnings taxes, which are imposed on the wages of everyone who lives or works in the cities.</p><p>It&rsquo;s on the ballot following statewide approval last November of Proposition A.</p><p>The lead-up to the vote has been very different in the two cities.</p><p>Today, we have two reports.</p><p>Maria Altman will look at how quiet the campaign has been in St. Louis.</p><p>But first, Maria Carter of KCUR reports that things have been much more heated in Kansas City.</p><p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:40:17 +0000 Maria Altman & KCUR 834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposition E: examining the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City