Articles of Interest: 

5/11/19: Better Together never suited for the task by Bob Nation, Letter to the Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 8, 2019: Better Together looks to mend ways, restart, collaborate by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 7, 2019: 5 Takeaways From A City-County Merger Plan That Never Got To Voters by Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

May 6, 2019: It’s Over: ‘Better Together’ officially withdraws plan to merge STL city and county NewsTalk 97.1

May 6, 2019: Better Together Chairman says proposal was scrapped after recent setbacks by Elliott Davis, Fox 2 News

May 6, 2019: Better Together pulls St. Louis city-county merger petition by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 6, 2019: Better Together withdraws proposal to merge St. Louis City and County governments by Joe Millitzer, Fox 2 News

May 3, 2019: Better Together Proposal Ignores Voting Rights by Michael Carmody, Letter to the Editor, Webster-Kirkwood Times

May 2, 2019: Missouri House Backs Requiring Local Approval For City-County Merger by Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

May 2, 2019: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger expected to enter guilty plea on Friday by KSDK

May 2, 2019: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger to plead guilty on Friday, feds say by Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

May 1, 2019: New St. Louis County Executive Starts To Clean House, Questions Statewide Vote On City-County Merger by Jason Rosebaum, St. Louis Public Radio

May 1, 2019: Messenger: An obituary for Better Together, smothered by the shadow of Steve Stenger by Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 30, 2019: St. Louis Democratic Committee opposes Better Together plan by Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 30, 2019: Missouri lawmakers move to give local voters more say in merger of St. Louis city and county by Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 30, 2019: Better Together loses 2 high-profile supporters by Elliott Davis, Fox 2 News

April 30, 2019: ‘Pay to play’ case sinks St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger by Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 30, 2019: St. Louis County Council chooses its chairman, Sam Page, for county executive by Jeremy Kohler & Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 30, 2019: Nasheed calls for withdraw of Better Together ballot initiative by Danielle Mae Franklin, The Missouri Times- Clayton Edition

April 29, 2019: Key events detailed in the federal indictment of St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger by Jacob Barker, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 27, 2019: Messenger: NAACP suspends county branch president after contradictory positions on Title IX and Better Together by Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 19, 2019: Calls for resignation of NAACP St. Louis County president over Better Together support by Vic Faust, Fox2now

April 18, 2019: City-County Merger Plan Could Face Big Hurdles From Missouri Lawmakers by Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

April 18, 2019: Statewide vote on St. Louis city-county merger gets thumbs down from Missouri Senate by Jack Suntrup, St. Louis-Post Dispatch

April 18, 2019: St. Louis County NAACP endorses merger — then its president admits he’s paid to advocate for it by Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WHITE PAPER: Better Together and Indianapolis: Comparing Fruit Salads by David Rusk, Special to Construction Forum STL

April 9, 2019: More unelected committees don’t improve Better Together Letter to the Editor by Joseph Adams in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 9, 2019: Better Together’s Biggest Threat? A ‘Reasonable Republican’ in Jefferson City by Ray Hartmann, Riverfront Times

Report of the Fiscal Analysis Team on the Better Together Consolidation Plan Financial Projection: A First Step By Mark Tranel, Terry Jones, and Jim Brasfield

April 9, 2019: Better Together overestimated merger’s financial benefits, professors say by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 8, 2019: Creve Coeur residents push back against Better Together merger plan by Kim St Onge, KMOV

April 8, 2019: Lawmakers push for a local vote on St. Louis City-County merger by Kaitlyn Schallhorn, The Missouri Times

April 5, 2019: Better Together – Not According To Local Mayors by Don Corrigan, South County Times

April 3, 2019: Missouri House considers bill to make Better Together plan a local decision by KMOX Radio

April 2, 2019: Messenger: Better Together is a tax cut Trojan horse, St. Louis municipal leader says by Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 29, 2019: Municipal League, as expected, formally opposes Better Together plan by Sterling Levy Special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WHITE PAPER: Better Together’s New Math by David Rusk, Special to Construction Forum STL

WHITE PAPER: St Louis City and St Louis County – The Fake Region by David Rusk, Special to Construction Forum STL

WHITE PAPER: Scenic Overlook: Beware The O’Hara Rule by David Rusk, Special to Construction Forum STL

March 27, 2019: How Better Together’s Plan Will Circumvent Democracy and Bankrupt St. Louis by Nahuel Fefer, Riverfront Times

March 26, 2019: Opinion: Local Control – NO on statewide vote to force merger by Rep. Dean Plocher, Opinion in The Missouri Times

March 21, 2019: County officials opposed to merger preach to choir at Better Together town hall in Des Peres by Nassim Benchaabane St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 18, 2019: Merger would lop off part of Pacific, altering the river city’s future by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 18, 2019: Better Together plan would divide Pacific by Chris Davis, KSDK

March 15, 2019: Skepticism reigns at Better Together’s second town hall by Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 13, 2019: Better Together Has Zero Facts to Back Up Its Most Crucial Claims by Ray Hartmann, Riverfront Times

March 12, 2019: Town and Country, Des Peres join chorus of local municipalities opposing Better Together plan by Sterling Levy and Cathy Lenny Special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

White Paper: The Incredible, Shrinking “Metropolitan City of St. Louis” by David Rusk, Special to Construction Forum STL

March 2019: A critical look at the governance issues of the Better Together proposal by E. Terrence (Terry) Jones in the Illinois Business Journal

March 2019: COUNTERPOINT: Should St. Louis City and County be merged? Column by Pat Kelly in the Illinois Business Journal

March 6, 2019: If Better Together passes, ex-city and county official warns of street protests, boycotts by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 6, 2019: University City Takes Stance Against “Better Together” Plan by Mitch Schneider, The Times

March 5, 2019: Attorneys: Stenger to become mayor of merged St. Louis even if removed by County Council by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 5, 2019: Chesterfield city council unanimously opposes St. Louis city/county merger by Mary Shapiro Special to the Post-Dispatch

March 4, 2019: Chesterfield City Council unanimously approves resolution opposing ‘Better Together’ city-county merger plan by Molly Rose on Fox 2

March 4, 2019: How are we “Better Together” if the schools are ignored? Letter to the Editor by Camden Hosler in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 2, 2019: McClellan: Revised thinking on Better Together by Bill McClellan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

March 1, 2019: Efforts Underway To Battle “Better Together” by Don Corrigan, Webster-Kirkwood Times

February 28, 2019: City-county merger considered from a black political perspective by Mike Jones, The St. Louis American

February 25, 2019: Former police chief proposes police take over protection at Washington University and Lambert Airport by Ayesha Khan, Fox News

February 25, 2019: University City, Florissant join opposition to Better Together merger by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

February 25, 2019: St. Charles County councilmen jump on anti-merger train, oppose Better Together by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

February 18, 2019: Better Together merger plan would lead to ‘illegitimate’ government, prof argues by Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

February 7, 2019: Some St. Louis County residents starting grassroots opposition to Better Together plan by Marianne Martinez, KSDK

February 6, 2019: Florissant mayor blasts Better Together merger plan by Staff Writer, KPLR 11

February 1, 2019: St. Louis-area police chiefs say Better Together findings rely on outdated information by Jeremy Kohler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Police Chiefs Question Better Together’s Public Safety Research, Plan by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL

January 25, 2019: St. Louis County mayors back alternative plan for potential city-county reorganization by Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 13, 2019: Missouri mayors unite against uniting St. Louis city and county by David Hunn, St. Louis Post-Dispatch