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After decades of contemplation and debate, a group known as Better Together is recommending an end to the “Great Divorce” between St. Louis and St. Louis County.Better Together is proposing an ambitious plan to create a unified metro government and police department and limit municipalities' ability to levy sales taxes. The plan would be decided through a statewide vote.Proponents contend it will scrape away layers of local government that has been holding the St. Louis region back. Opponents believe the plan will create an unwieldy and large centralized government that could be implemented against the will of city and county residents.

Politically Speaking: Surveillance, Campaign Cash And City-County Merger

Dr. Will Ross of Washington University in St. Louis.
Durrie Bouscaren | St. Louis Public Radio
In this episode of Politically Speaking, we talk to the team from our sister podcast "We Live Here" about the first episode of their new season, which heavily features Will Ross of Washington University in St. Louis.

On the latest episode of Politically Speaking, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie O’Donoghue, Jason Rosenbaum, Rachel Lippmann and others talk about Missouri and St. Louis politics. 

Here are the topics covered:
 

Outgoing Music: “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges

Politically Speaking

The podcast is sponsored by the St. Louis-based law firm of Capes Sokol

Follow Julie O’Donoghue on Twitter: @jsodonoghue

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Follow We Live Here on Twitter: @welivehereSTL

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