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Developer Paul McKee at state appeals court, (KMOX/file photo)

Rep. Clay, Mayor Slay to Testify For McKee Redevelopment Plan

McKee supporters U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and Mayor Francis Slay say it’s time to give McKee his $400 million city tax break.

10/08/2013

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Illinois Offers Tax Breaks to Lure Archer Daniels Midland

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, an Illinois House committee will hold a hearing about offering ADM a ten percent break on utility taxes for three decades as well as an income tax credit.

10/01/2013

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20K St. Louisans Eligible for Affordable Care Act Plans, Government Estimates

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that in St. Louis a family of four earning $50,000 would pay $32 each month for the lowest premium coverage plan.

09/30/2013

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Slay and Dooley Say They’re Working to Lure ADM

“As far as we’re concerned, if they come to St. Louis, whether it’s the city or county, we’re all going to benefit,” the mayor said.

09/25/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (L) and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley listen as St. Louis Police detective Jerod Breit talks about gang violence during the Attorney General's Urban Crime Summit in St. Louis on September 18, 2013. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is holding the week long meetings in Kansas City and St. Louis, featuring speakers that will help spur ideas that will eventually lower the crime rate throughout the State of Missouri. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Calls For Special St. Louis Gun Court Increase

Two days after city judges rejected a proposal to create a special gun court in St. Louis, Missouri’s attorney general and the city’s police chief reiterated their support for the new approach at an urban crime summit at St. Louis University.

09/18/2013

Mo. Senator Says Legislature Will Consider Armed Offender Docket

“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”

09/18/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Judges Vote Against Armed Offender Docket Plan

Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.

09/16/2013

AT&T Building

City Hall in Talks With AT&T Over Decision to Vacate Downtown Skyscraper

At 588 feet tall, One AT&T is downtown’s third-largest structure behind the Gateway Arch and the Metropolitan Square building.

09/12/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signs executive order returning control of the police department back to the citizens of St. Louis after being run by the State of Missouri for 152 years. Looking on at the August 31, 2013 ceremony are (L to R) St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, Police Board Commissioners Erwin Switzer, Richard Gray and Bettye Battlle-Turner.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

City Officials Reiterate Support for Gun Court

Judge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.

09/05/2013

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