“If you don’t change the system, the math tells you that at a point it’s an unsustainable plan,” Alderman Craig Schmid said.
The annual cost of drugs for Medicaid has reached $1.6 billion, or about $612 per Medicaid client.
A tough math lesson for Parkway School Board members, who voted Wednesday night to cut at least $7.5 million over the next two years.
They’re expected to vote early next month on cutting 3-to-5 percent of the budget, which could total more than $9 million.
The County Executive told the hundreds gathered inside and out of the Council Chambers it will be difficult to avoid the park closings, but he’s looking to develop partnerships.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley laid out Monday exactly how many employees he believes he needs to balance the budget.
A Cole County judge is to hear arguments Monday in the case, which may eventually make it to the Missouri Supreme Court.
Some fear the cuts could make it harder for the St. Louis region to meet federal clean-air standards.
Post office ponders closing 1 in 10 retail outlets.
A 10-member commission could vote as early as August.