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A Safer Missouri

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 22, 2011 - Financier Rex Sinquefield, who has been putting much of his money lately into promoting causes over candidates, changed course this week.

He has written a check for $100,000 to the state House Republican Campaign Committee and another one for $30,000 to House speaker designate Tim Jones,  R-Eureka.

(St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Police Officers Association announced today that the organization and the mayor of the city of St. Louis, Francis Slay, have come to a compromise regarding a local control ballot initiative.

The issue of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, that is, shifting the control of the department from the state of Missouri to the city of St. Louis, was a fixture in this past year's legislative session.

 A Safer Missouri, a group in favor of local control of the St. Louis Police Department, announced three additional entities today which have endorsed local control:

Political activist Rex Sinquefield is donating $300,000 to a Missouri group's effort to remove the St. Louis and Kansas City police departments from state control.

The political action committee A Safer Missouri plans to collect the 150,000 valid signatures necessary to get the issue on the Nov. 2012 ballot.