Governor Jay Nixon says he will continue to press for the expansion of children's health care after Missouri House Republicans rejected his proposal Wednesday.
Nixon, a Democrat, wanted to increase the number of families eligible for the S-CHIP program and cap monthly premiums for others.During a visit to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Thursday Nixon said he was hopeful the issue will be revisited when the budget reaches the floor.
St. Louis, MO – A project to extend Woods Mill Rd. from Olive to the Page Avenue extension will receive the largest bulk of the St. Louis region's stimulus money. That funding is separate from what the area may receive through the Missouri Department of Transportation.
On Wednesday, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments unveiled which of the nearly 400 projects local governments submitted for funding will receive money.
St. Louis, MO – Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson says with one dream realized, it's now time to work for economic equality in the U.S.
Jackson is in St. Louis today to speak at an African-American History Month event at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He says while there is wage disparity in the U.S., the economic recession has affected all races.
The national Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program will distribute more than $146 million to seven Midwestern states this year. The program is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The funds come from import duties and taxes on hunting and fishing items.
Dan Zarlenga is a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He says the state will use the money to renovate fish hatcheries, maintain wildlife conservation areas, and maintain boat and fishing access.
Edwardsville, Ill. – Metro East prosecutors have charged a man with three counts of reckless homicide in a weekend crash.
Authorities in Madison County said Donald Canterberry of Granite City was driving drunk Saturday near Fairmont City when he rear-ended a vehicle occupied by Lindsey Arnold-Zimmer, 24, who was five-months pregnant, and her husband Adam Zimmer, 26.
Police said the impact pushed the Zimmers' car into the path of a pickup truck. The pickup driver and Canterberry sustained minor injuries.
St. Louis, MO – A move by the St. Louis County Council to decrease a portion of its property tax rate is not calming residents who want to change the way the county determines the value of their houses.
The council last night unanimously approved a measure that cuts the rate levied to pay off debt by 3.5 cents. It could save the owner of a $200,000 home about $13 a year.