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Contributions and Contracts, “Pay to Play” in City Hall?

KSDK reports on fundraising emails sent on behalf of Mayor Francis Slay by his appointee who awards city contracts. Those emails were sent on city time, from a city email address, to contractors seeking contracts with the city, in violation of local and federal laws.

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April 16th Board of Aldermen Meeting

The Monday, April 16th “Sine Die” meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. This is the last meeting of the 2011-2012 session of the Board. The new session begins on April 17th. The main topic of debate at this meeting was a bill related to the pension system of city firefighters.

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Slay’s Court Admin Faces Disciplinary Action

KSDK reports that the chief administrator of the St. Louis Municipal Courts is in trouble for not only hiring her brother, but for doing it without a contract or a bid. Mayor Slay’s office says she showed “tremendous lapse in judgment.” Documents obtained by the I-Team show that Catherine Ruggeri-Rea hired her brother and paid [...]

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