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A Better Together study comparing government costs in the Indianapolis and St. Louis regions left out more than half a billion dollars in Indianapolis area public spending, incorrectly making government in the St. Louis area appear to be dramatically more costly, a new independent analysis has discovered.

Released: December 28, 2015

Former and current city leaders in St. Louis County have launched CitiesStrong, a nonprofit alliance that supports a balance of regional collaboration with local decision-making. "CitiesStrong will be a reliable source of information about the roles played by our cities and the importance of willing collaboration in making the St. Louis region stronger," said Bert Gates, former mayor of Shrewsbury and president of the CitiesStrong board of directors. "We are for regional collaboration while preserving local decision-making and pride in our hometowns."

Released: December 21, 2015