Tag: County Executive Steve Stenger

National credit agency praises STL County for strong fiscal management but Councilman Page disagrees

One of the nation’s premier credit rating agencies praised St. Louis County government for budgetary management but a St. Louis County councilman says it’s not all good news. The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Financial Services LLC report, issued on Nov. 6, commended the County’s government, for its strong budgetary performance, flexibility and “very strong liquidity.” The report noted the County’s cash reserves of over $100 million was more than double the recommended governmental “best practices” […]

Another hat thrown into the ring for County Executive position

The race for the St. Louis County Executive position is heating up now that a third candidate has announced that he’s running for the position. Bill Ray, a real estate agent from University City, announced that he’s entering the race as a Democrat. Ray will face off against fellow Democrats such as the incumbent Steve Stenger and challenger Mark Mantovani. The Democratic primary for the position will begin on Aug. 7, 2018. In a press […]

Stenger and McCulloch blast STL County Council on passing prosecuting attorney pension rollback

After Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council’s meeting, critics are blasting Councilman Sam Page’s decision to combine a bill that seemed like an easy pass with one that reduces St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s pension. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch on Tuesday were critical of the legislation, saying it was a political maneuver to get the bill passed. The first part of the legislation would require newly […]

STL County Council votes to cut McCulloch’s retirement benefits

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday approved legislation that would offer a new pension package for incoming county employees that aims to save the county money, in addition, the same bill would reduce the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s retirement package. The bill would require new hires to make a 4 percent contribution to the county’s retirement system, in which could save the county $27 million over the next 10 years and $300 million over […]

Stenger and Page at it again: only this time regarding the 2018 county budget

In a press conference held on Tuesday, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger rebuked Councilman Sam Page’s claims that the county budget was out of balance. Late Monday, Page released a letter to Stenger suggesting that there was an “impending financial crisis” due to the county executive’s staff reportedly saying they would need $18 million in either cost reductions or property tax increases in order to submit a balanced budget next year. Stenger said Page’s […]

STL County releases report about its prescription drug monitoring program

St. Louis County has released details regarding the results of its drug monitoring program on Tuesday. The County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) which launched in April, seeks to improve opioid prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance history and informing clinical practices by identifying patients at high-risk. According to St. Louis County the PDMP found: Those aged 65 years and older received the highest rates of controlled substances. Opioids are the […]

STL County Council may address councilmember’s absences

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday may hear a resolution that would address one of its member’s prolonged absence. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page will introduce a resolution on Tuesday that would reference Section 2.140.4 of the St. Louis County Charter at the Nov. 7 meeting only in the event that Councilman Ernie Trakas is unable to attend the scheduled meeting. According to Section 2.140.4 if any council member is absent from more than […]

St. Louis County Council expected to vote on police pay raise

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday will vote on a bill that would give county police officers a raise and also set aside a portion of funds from Prop P for pensions. Earlier this month the St. Louis County Council moved an ordinance 6-0 to final passage after they passed a substitution bill that requires 15 percent of the Proposition P money to be set aside for pensions. St. Louis County Councilman Sam Page […]

The vacant Jamestown Mall is now in the hands of St. Louis County

St. Louis County now has control of the vacant Jamestown Mall Property in Florissant, the county announced on Tuesday. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said that the St. Louis County Port Authority has contracts to purchase the final two parcels of the desolate Jamestown Mall. The north St. Louis County mall has been closed since July 1, 2014. “Since I took office the revitalization of Jamestown Mall has been a top priority of my […]

RELEASE: Hammond and Shinners, P.C. Opens New Office in St. Louis County

Elected officials, labor unions, clients among those expected to celebrate the new office, which is better suited to serve their clients. DES PERES, MO – The law firm of Hammond and Shinners, P.C. will officially open its new headquarters on October 20, 2017. Expected to be in attendance, to celebrate the new office opening, are St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, State Senator Jill Schupp, State Senator Gina Walsh, and Representative Tracy McCreery. Hammond and […]