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Find out what's happening in the blog. Below is a list of blog items.

Oct 05

Honoring Veteran Employees

Posted to Councilman Dave Hammond's Blog by County Council

In 2014, the County Council passed Ordinance 14-066 establishing the Veterans Best Practices Working Group. The purpose of the group is to establish an employment-friendly environment for those who work for St. Charles County and served in the armed forces of the United States. Other aims of the ordinance included establishing a position to recruit veterans and to recognize local businesses that have veteran-friendly recruitment practices and places of employment.

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Oct 05

PDMP is the Right Choice

Posted to Councilman Joe Brazil's Blog by County Council

St. Charles County’s decision to start a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) was not an easy one. The belief that government gets too involved in our lives is a real concern; however, we are in a local and national health crisis. I sponsored the bill for this program because, with the lives of adults and children and the future of our community at stake, inaction is irresponsible.

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Dec 16

Tough Choices

Posted to Councilman Joe Cronin's Blog by County Council

For the past month, the St. Charles County Council has reviewed the 2017 budget as proposed by County Executive Steve Ehlmann. This is a huge annual project, and Mr. Ehlmann and his staff did a great job. County Government is committed to a balanced budget and healthy reserves, but with the growth of our community and changing demands, this is becoming a challenge. One area the County Council discussed extensively during the budget review process is the needs of law enforcement and how we can continue to provide quality resources for police and prosecutors.

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