The case for focusing St. Louis County’s federal money on the most vulnerable


ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County Council voted on Tuesday to give County Executive Sam Page the authority to spend more than $173 million in federal coronavirus relief money. It was a party line vote.

Democrats said Page needs the flexibility to make quick purchases on supplies like COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment. Three Republicans who voted against the ordinance argued that there should be more oversight. But, they’re not the only ones watching where this money goes.

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