St. Louis, MO – Details of a major redevelopment proposal in north St. Louis by developer Paul McKee are beginning to emerge.
The media, including KWMU, were barred from a meeting on Monday arranged by Alderwoman April-Ford Griffin and Marlene Davis. But KWMU commentator and Landmarks Association vice president Michael Allen said the plan includes four major commercial developments as well as housing.
Kansas City, MO – A federal judge has refused another attempt to postpone the execution of convicted murderer Dennis Skillicorn.
The 49-year-old Skillicorn had filed suit asking an independent board to evaluate his request for clemency, rather than Governor Jay Nixon. Skillicorn's lawyers argued that Nixon could not be fair because he is a former attorney general.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri lawmakers will try again to reach a compromise on health care expansion after the state House Tuesday night passed a plan that differs greatly from the one sought by Gov. Jay Nixon and the state Senate.
Senators and the governor want to cover about 35,000 working parents without health insurance by raising the income eligibility limit to 50 percent of the poverty line. The Senate wants to create a new program, the governor wants to expand Medicaid.