Horses race to the finish line at Fairmount Park Racetrack. The Jumbotron shows the action, and its age in the background. About $14 million will go to the racetrack in a recent account release. Some of the money will be used for upgrades and repairs.
A decision by lawmakers to approve a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois has been followed by two months of delay as Gov. Pat Quinn studies the measure and decides where he stands.
Quinn has met with a revolving door of supporters and opponents, but he's given no details on what changes he'd like to see. Skeptical lawmakers continue to use a legislative maneuver to hang onto the bill until Quinn explains what he wants.
The state of Missouri is paying tribute Thursday to State Veterinarian Dr. Taylor Woods on the opening day of the State Fair in Sedalia. Woods has served as the State Veterinarian twice, collectively serving for nearly 20 years.
During that time, he’s been credited with developing policy and procedures to combat numerous diseases that threaten Missouri’s livestock industry. Dr. Woods sat down this week with St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin and talked about just what it is that a State Veterinarian does. You can listen to their conversation above.
Nixon to return to Joplin to announce school funding
Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is returning to Joplin to discuss funding for schools in the tornado-ravaged city.
Thursday afternoon, Nixon is scheduled to visit the Joplin 11th and 12th Grade Center - an empty big-box store that will house the two grades while the high school is rebuilt. He'll be joined by superintendent C.J. Huff and members of the Joplin Board of Education in touring the building and making the announcement on funding for the upcoming school year.