The Public Interest Legal Foundation reports 141 of the nation’s counties have this problem.
“Our research on civic engagement shows that while women have the drive and desire to serve on a board or commission, many feel they do not have the knowledge or experience to do so.”
A plan to ask St. Louis City voters to raise some taxes and fees to hire more police is getting support from St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson.
At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
The 47 homeowners on the North St. Louis site that is on the list of possible locations for the agency’s new location gathered signatures from around the country.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
A civil rights group calling for the presiding judge of St. Louis County to reopen the Ferguson case took a direct approach Sunday.
A St. Louis Circuit Court judge upheld a permanent injunction against a group that was seeking to let voters decide whether fossil fuel companies such as Peabody should be denied future tax breaks from the city.
The measure was sponsored by Aldermanic President Lewis Reed and still needs the signature of Mayor Slay.
The nonviolent protest was organized to draw attention to Peabody’s mining operations in Appalachia and Arizona.