Mayor Francis Slay
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted Friday to raise the minimum wage in St. Louis, despite warnings from businesses.
A growing number of Missouri state lawmakers are warning they’re against public money for a new football stadium, unless the public or lawmakers have the option to vote on the measure.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French says the money was supposed to fund additional officers on the street, and $1 million each year was to be set aside for anti-violence and youth programs.
Slay and other city officials have a strict message for students on the first day of school.
It’s “back to class” time for children in St. Louis Public Schools.
The board is includes four black members and has four women and three men.
Earlier this week, a judge ruled that there does not have to be a public vote for public money to be used for the proposed riverfront stadium in downtown St. Louis.
Tuesday’s vote could give the St. Louis Fire Department $40 million if the issue gets two-thirds of the votes.
Mayor Slay gets a letter warning of a court challenge from the business community if his proposed $11 an hour minimum wage passes into law.
After Mayor Slay’s $15 minimum wage plan was shelved in a committee, there is a new offer for a substitute plan.