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New report questions potential savings of St. Louis merger

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of professors claim the nonprofit behind an effort to merge the city of St. Louis with St. Louis County vastly overestimated the plan’s potential savings, according to a recent report.

Webster University professor Jim Brasfield is one of the authors of a report released Monday that alleges Better Together made critical errors in its tax revenue estimates and expense projections for its plan to consolidate the city and county.

Better Together released a fiscal analysis in February that estimated the merger could save taxpayers $55 million in year…

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