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Better Together plan falls apart: what next?

David Hunn: St Louis Post-Dispatch

The Randy Tobler Show
May 14, 2019 - 11:01 am

St Louis Post-Dispatch reporter David Hunn joined Randy Tobler to discuss all of the miscues in the Better Together plan to unite St Louis City and County.

Hunn says the campaign tactic utilized by the group to have a statewide vote raised concerns, "we really didn't know what was going to happen.  It was possible that they would have angered the entire community here  in St Louis and St Louis County, that nobody would have voted for them and they still could have kept going, statewide."

What happens next?

Hunn thinks there are quite a few St Louis Municipal League officials who aren't willing to work with the Better Together, but there are some who are willing to come up with a better plan, "one of them said, 'I don't like this group, I don't like what they're doing, but I'd rather work with them rather than let them come up with Better Together 2.0 on their own."  

"No matter what you say, whether you hate it or love it, Better Together has changed the local conversation," says Hunn.

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