MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — It has been 100 days since St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page took office. He joins us with a progress report for the county.
Highlights of the First 100 Days report include:
- Ending pay-to-play politics
- Initiating a comprehensive state audit of County government
- Prioritizing equity in every department of County government
- Ensuring fair wages for women and racial minorities in County government
- Re-opening lines of communication with the County Council and regional leaders
- Preventing diversion of Prop P public safety sales tax funds
- Deploying body cameras in the County Police Department
- Overhauling policies and procedures at the County jail
- Collaborating with state officials in economic development efforts
The “100 Days” report can be found at www.stlouisco.com/100days.
Steve Stenger, once among the most powerful elected officials in Missouri, has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for orchestrating a pay-for-play scheme.
Stenger, the former Democratic St. Louis County executive, was sentenced Friday to three years and 10 months. He pleaded guilty in May to federal corruption charges for providing political favors in exchange for campaign donations. He also was fined $250,000.
The indictment was announced April 29 and Stenger resigned that same day. Stenger pleaded guilty four days later to bribery, mail fraud and theft of services.
Three others also pleaded guilty as part of the scheme _ Stenger's chief of staff, a businessman involved in the bribery scheme, and the former head of the county's economic development agency.