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Missouri Defends Law Capping Cities' Traffic Ticket Revenue

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Twelve cities are arguing a state law capping how much revenue municipalities can draw from traffic tickets unfairly singles out the St. 134 more words

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The Politics of Funding Municipal Public Transportation

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Municipalities in Canada are charged with building, owning, and maintaining the majority of the infrastructure that supports the Canadian economy and quality of life. Despite the immediacy of municipal responsibilities to the welfare of Canadians, the term ‘local government’ never appears in Canada’s 1867 Constitution Act. 462 more words

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Montgomery County’s municipalities get a portion (around 17%) of the tax proceeds that would otherwise go to the county, as municipalities often pay for some functions that duplicate county services, such as police, trash collection, and the like. 382 more words

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The Road to Privatisation

In the neighbourhood we live in, there are a few narrow roads that lead up to the main road. While road no.1 is inconveniently narrow, road no.2 (the one that has all the offices and residential building), is wider but has vehicles parked on both sides, making it narrow. 510 more words

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Outtake from The First Secret City

Joseph Salvia, former St. Louis Globe Democrat reporter, who covered Bridgeton, Missouri in the late 1960s and early 1970s talks about being offered and rejecting a bribe by former Parks Commissioner of Bridgeton, Joseph Sparacio.

Suit Challenges Missouri Law Limiting Municipal Court Fines

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A dozen St. Louis-area municipalities sued the state Thursday, hoping to halt what they consider to be an unconstitutional new law that limits Missouri cities’ ability to profit from minor traffic tickets and court fines. 406 more words

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County Executive Stenger squares off with municipalities over uniformed policing

CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – It’s a bill aimed at providing uniform policing policies for St. Louis County municipalities.  Critics of the bill being considered by the St. 287 more words

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