Missouri Defends Law Capping Cities' Traffic Ticket RevenueTwelve cities are arguing a state law capping how much revenue municipalities can draw from traffic tickets unfairly singles out the St. Louis area and violates the state constitution.
Auditor Questions $860K in Fund Transfers in GallatinA state audit has found that a small northwest Missouri city improperly transferred about $860,000 from utility revenues to its general fund while raising sewer and electric rates.
College Kids Program Offers $50 to Every St. Louis Kindergarten StudentSt. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones' office pays for donations through "residual parking revenues."
Traffic Tickets Factor in City Status Switch for 2 VillagesOfficials of two St. Louis County municipalities say a new state law that caps revenue from traffic tickets played a role in their decision to switch from village to city status.
St. Louis Alderman Needs Mathmatical Assurance For New StadiumScott Ogilvie says he needs proof that the new stadium will generate enough tax revenue to pay for itself year-to-year.
Saint Louis Zoo 'Doing Well Financially'Bonner says endowments continue to rise and so does visitor spending on parking, concessions and souvenirs.
Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner's ApprovalHappy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor's signature.
More Land Deals to Clear Way for New NFL Stadium in St. LouisBackers of a proposed new NFL stadium on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis continue to buy property in the path of the development, despite a lawsuit seeking a public vote on the project.
Bill Reduces Allowable Revenue from Traffic StopsMissouri cities will be be able to collect less of their revenue from traffic tickets under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.
Chesterfield Aims to Shake Up County Sales Tax StructureWhen you buy something in a St. Louis County city, the sales taxes either go straight to that city or to a pool that all cities in the county share. Chesterfield, at its founding, decided to be a pool city - a decision it now regrets.
More Police Officers and a 'No Violence Alliance' - What's the Status?Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.
Are There Too Many Towns in St. Louis County Propped Up By Over-Ticketing?Police departments in existence to write tickets that keep towns afloat - former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says there are too many of them in the St. Louis area, and their days may be numbered.