Charlie Dooley 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 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 Westfall's Approval Brings End To Squabbles Over Police Board Nominations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/westfalls-approval-brings-end-squabbles-over-police-board-nominations <p>The long-running saga to fill the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners ended Tuesday when the St. Louis County Council approved Laurie Westfall’s nomination to the board that oversees the St. Louis County Police Department. She is the widow of former St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:24:06 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34945 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Westfall's Approval Brings End To Squabbles Over Police Board Nominations Politically Speaking: Stenger Makes His Case For A Change In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-stenger-makes-his-case-change-st-louis-county <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. On this show, our guest is St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger, a Democrat from Affton who is challenging County Executive Charlie Dooley in this summer’s primary.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:50:17 +0000 Jo Mannies, Jason Rosenbaum & Chris McDaniel 34794 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Stenger Makes His Case For A Change In St. Louis County 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 Cunningham Not Running For County Executive, Says GOP Backing Someone Else http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cunningham-not-running-county-executive-says-gop-backing-someone-else <p>Former state Sen. Jane Cunningham, a Republican from Chesterfield, announced Wednesday that she’s not going to run for St. Louis County Executive – ending several weeks of speculation.</p><p>Cunningham said she was doing so because the county GOP is “unifying around our best candidate” who she declined to identify.</p><p>“I don’t want him to feel like he has to run against me in order to be the Republican candidate,” Cunningham added.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:18:42 +0000 Jo Mannies 34581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cunningham Not Running For County Executive, Says GOP Backing Someone Else 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 Change Rejected In Dispatching For Fire, Ambulance Districts In St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/change-rejected-dispatching-fire-ambulance-districts-st-louis-county <p><em><strong>(Updated 9:55 p.m. Wed., March 12)</strong></em></p><p>The commission currently overseeing fire dispatching for most of St. Louis County has rejected a move by some fire districts to shift operations to St. Louis County's new emergency center.</p><p>Three protection or ambulance districts on the commission for the Central County Emergency 911 had sought the change. But the districts' request appears to be dead, for now, because four votes were needed on the panel before any talks with the county could move forward.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:10:51 +0000 Jo Mannies 34344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Change Rejected In Dispatching For Fire, Ambulance Districts In St. Louis County