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Schaaf Stands Opposed to Funding for New Stadium

Schaaf said he’s prepared to filibuster if need be to prevent a vote on the Senate floor.

08/25/2015

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Man Who Witnessed His Brother’s Death, Wants Guns Off Streets

A St. Louis man whose brother was killed in a shooting will organize a gun buyback plan for the city.

08/17/2015

More than 700 applicants turned out for a Ferguson 1000 hiring event on July 18, 2015 at the Ferguson Community Center. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Funding for Ferguson: Are Donations Hitting the Mark?

When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. “Every single one of them said we need jobs,” says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

08/07/2015

Courtesy: Citizens for Modern Transit

Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit Expansion

Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.

07/23/2015

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.

07/07/2015

Photo/Bill Reker

Florissant Mayor Pushes Nixon to Call Special Session to Fund Highway Repairs

The mayor of Florissant is challenging Gov. Jay Nixon to worry less about a new stadium and more about new roads.

07/06/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

No Ruling on St. Louis Football Stadium Vote

“We are moving this quickly,” Blitz says. “We have a new judge who’s willing to get up to speed on what’s been filed in the case, and he’s going to give us a very good hearing on the 25th.”

06/05/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

Lawmakers Concerned About Public Funding for New Stadium

The effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.

06/01/2015

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Metro East Faces Multi-Million Dollar Cuts Under Budget Proposal

The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.

04/17/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Struggle to Find Transportation Funding

Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.

04/14/2015

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