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The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

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Work requirements don’t work for safety net programs | Business Opinion | stlamerican.com

We are consistently playing defense to protect social services that are so vital to many black families living in our region. Many of the families in our community rely on
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This article from the St. Louis American reaffirms my opinion, that work requirements for social welfare programs are ineffective.

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GOP conservatives in missouri filibuster bill to allow tax credits for expansion of GM plant in Wentzville

www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/facing-filibuster-gov-parson-not-budging-on-gm-incentives-for/article_82f3f9b7-ee5a-504d-a67f-f6d7143fa9fa.html

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face

Grand Jury Extended Six Months in Gardner Investigation

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/st-louis-judge-extends-grand-jury-perjury-probe-of-private/article_092f3b0f-34df-5494-bb25-f0df0c68ee2c.html

This smells foul

Better Together defeated by its own political amateurism | Mike Jones | stlamerican.com

In 1992 David Halberstam wrote a new introduction for the 20th anniversary edition of “The Best and the Brightest.” He wrote that his favorite passage of the book was a
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excellent column by Mike Jones in The American explaining the failure of Better Together

St. Louis needs to keep going on efforts to recruit immigrants

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/nyregion/refugees-upstate-ny-employment.html

this NYT article describes efforts of upstate New York cities to recruit immigrants. St. Louis has a number of organizations trying to do this. Many of these groups have been hard hit by Trump. The previous groups of immigrants to our community have increased the economy and vibrancy of our region. Written by Paul Dribin

Thoughtful Post Editorial about Low Income Housing Tax Credits

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-revival-of-missouri-s-low-income-housing-tax-credits/article_2c8c99b1-42c4-5fc0-a9be-df1afeb3a971.html

A thoughtful criticism of black lives mattered

www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/herndon-challenge-for-black-lives-matter-is-to-avoid-becoming/article_7d06a0f1-fdb9-56b7-945c-e23cf8df9284.html

This is what I have been saying

John Rallo Pleads Not Guilty

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/businessman-john-rallo-indicted-pleads-not-guilty-in-stenger-pay/article_1373eb4e-83bd-5af7-b52b-c4fe3eeb9f48.html

Businessman at heart of Stenger Probe

Sheila Sweeney to Plead Guilty in Stenger Deal

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/federal-charges-against-sheila-sweeney-and-john-rallo-in-pay/article_16e857c5-44e5-53f0-a4cf-2a209a87a478.html

I have known she was crooked for a long time. An issue not getting much attention with all this is the ridiculously high salaries up and down the line in the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Written by Paul Dribin

Post Editorial about Potential Demolition of Public Housing Units in Wollstonecraft

www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-housing-authority-choice-pits-social-justice-against-demolition-expediency/article_d9e8d89e-f5a0-5899-85c5-d6ddcc8aa258.html

I don’t see any sense in rebuilding these horrible units. There needs to be sufficient funding to build new

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