St. Louis County Parks http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Dooley Once Again Embroiled In Debate Over County Parks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dooley-once-again-embroiled-debate-over-county-parks <p>St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has claimed in recent weeks that he never proposed shutting down county parks in 2011. But now, as the issue begins to heat up again, Dooley is, in his own words, "walking back" from his comments.</p><p>Dooley told St. Louis Public Radio that he “never proposed shutting down anything,” adding that “people will be saying things every election cycle about Charlie Dooley. Just because they say it doesn’t make it so.”</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:03:45 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 36916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dooley Once Again Embroiled In Debate Over County Parks 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 You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/you-decide-proposition-p-arch-tax <p>On April 2nd voters in St. Louis City and St. Louis County will go to the polls, to among other things, vote on whether to pass Proposition P – a 3/16th of one-cent sales tax increase which would benefit the Gateway Arch grounds, regional trails and greenways through Great Rivers Greenway, and city and county parks.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with people on both sides of the issue.&nbsp; Peter Sortino is the chairman of the pro Proposition P campaign and Jennifer Bird, a Republican Committeewoman in St. Louis County, is opposed to the measure.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:40:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 24936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breaking-down-arch-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday, you’ll have a chance to decide on Proposition P: a 3/</span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of a cent sales tax increase which amounts to about two cents on a $10 purchase. The measure is often referred to as “the Arch Tax,” but the nickname doesn’t tell the whole story.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' Why The 'Arch Tax' Is A Bit Of A Misnomer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-arch-tax-bit-misnomer <p>It's known as the Arch tax, but if St. Louis city and St. Louis County voters approve the measure next month, the biggest chunk of money goes to parks in the region.<br>&nbsp;<br>The sales tax would add about 2 cents to a $10 purchase in the city and county. <a href="http://bit.ly/YPgPvl">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that it could raise an estimated $780 million over the next 20 years.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:40:19 +0000 The Associated Press 9848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why The 'Arch Tax' Is A Bit Of A Misnomer