Updated at 3 p.m. on Thursday to detail Senate action on nonbinding merger resolution.
In a Capitol building often defined by division, state Rep. Peter Merideth believes Better Together’s city-county merger proposal is unifying the disparate St. Louis delegation.
But the St. Louis Democrat said it’s not the kind of unity that proponents probably wanted or expected.
“One thing that we’ve seen in this building is a remarkable amount of regional and bipartisan unity in the idea that this is the wrong way to go about a merger in St. Louis,” Merideth said. “I think the thing that we all agree on is that it should not be happening with a statewide vote that doesn’t allow any real, true local control over our own fate.”