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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 06:56 AM

Page Vetoes Limits On Public Health Orders, States Of Emergency In St. Louis County

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page has fulfilled a promise to veto two pieces of legislation he says would have severely hurt his ability to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“With growing numbers across the state, and across the county, St. Louis County cannot give up in its fight against COVID-19,” Page said Monday at his regular press briefing. “But giving up is exactly what Bills 222 and 223 are asking us to do.”

Under the legislation, Page or any future county executive would still have been able to issue states of emergency or public health orders like the mask mandate currently in place. But the council would have had to approve any extensions beyond 15 days by a two-thirds majority, or five votes.

Democrat Rita Heard Days broke with Page and her Democratic colleagues last week to approve the legislation by a 4-3 vote at the end of a meeting that lasted nearly a week as members listened to more than 2,000 public comments. But another member of the Democratic majority would have to defect in order to override the veto, which appears unlikely.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2020-10-26/page-vetoes-limits-on-public-health-orders-states-of-emergency

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Sherman A1 Oct 2020 OP
Blues Heron Oct 2020 #1
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Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #5
justhanginon Oct 2020 #3
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #6

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:12 AM

1. amazing to watch people losing their minds over this in real time

taking aggressive pro-virus actions like anti-mask ordinances etc. Just amazing.

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:13 AM

2. It is republicans

that is apparently what they do........

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:17 AM

4. They are so emboldened these days it's scary

hopefully we knock them back a few pegs in one weeks time!

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:19 AM

5. Agreed

I hope that they suffer a crushing defeat on 11/3.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:17 AM

3. Good! I think this is a power play by Fitch and he is

playing to the anti-masking open everything crowd and plans to run against Dr. Page in the next election. Glad I moved from Ferguson across the river to Illinois some years ago. Never regretted it but my kids still live in the St. Louis area.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:20 AM

6. Yeah, the republicans are just showing their backside here

Still happy to live in St. Louis County now. Right next door to Ferguson in Florissant.

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