It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
Paid consultants are going to be used to plan a new St. Louis football stadium. The public board that owns the Edward Jones Dome yesterday approved allowing paid consultants to give input on the open-air stadium. Chairman of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority Jim Shrewsbury said the group's vote was symbolic and technical.