Archive | March, 2010

Rain & cold in Rolla won’t hold Dems back

On Saturday the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rolla, Mo had a large turnout despite the rain.  Supporters of Tommy Sowers, a Democrat running to unseat Jo Ann Emerson in the 8th  Congressional District, and Robin Carnahan, Missouri’s  Secretary of State running for Kit Bond’s US Senate seat, showed up from all over Missouri to [...]

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Public Arts bill killed in committee

A bill (download here) that would have created in the City of St. Louis a “Public Arts Trust Fund” modeled after those that exist in nearly 300 other cities, including New York, Seattle, Kansas City, MO; Columbia, MO; and in the St. Louis region through Metro’s “percent for the arts” policy died in committee Wednesday.

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Aldermen head to KC to save the Earnings tax

A group of St. Louis aldermen are in Kansas City today meeting with their cross-state counterparts to discuss ways to fight the attempt by local millionaire Rex Sinquefield to get Missouri voters to outlaw the earnings tax, which for St. Louis City represents a third of the already cash-strapped city’s budget.

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