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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - St. Louis County Executive Charile Dooley's new budget includes another round of raises for county employees and a slew of capital improvement projects for parks.

With no major cuts on the horizon, at least two members of the St. Louis County Council expect this year's budgetary process to be relatively uneventful.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 20, 2011 - The St. Louis County Council quietly passed its 2012 budget Tuesday, bringing an end to an, at times, contentious process that showcased a rift between the council and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 1, 2011 - The St. Louis County 2012 budget proposal, which includes the closure of many parks, has become a magnet for controversy. At the most recent budget hearing, a testy exchange between County Executive Charles Dooley and Council Chair Steve Stenger focused on revenue estimates and hiring decisions, as well as a challenge from Dooley to show him some options.

So what is the county's budget situation?

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 30, 2011 - A smoldering feud between St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and County Council Chairman Steve Stenger flared up Tuesday during a budgetary hearing.

Morning headlines: Monday, November 21, 2011

Nov 21, 2011
(via St. Louis County website)

Committee to meet today to review St. Louis County's controversial proposed budget

County Executive Charlie Dooley wants to cut $10 million in spending in part by closing 23 parks and laying off 175 employees. During a public hearing last week on the budget the council chambers was filled with residents, mostly opposed to closing parks. Several of the council members, including Mike O'Mara, the chairman of the special budget committee, suggested the cuts can be avoided.