Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed into law a bill that creates two accounts designed to keep track of the state's federal stimulus money.
"This is an important step to help state officials, government agencies and all in Missouri make sure that they can ensure that our recovery funds are transparent, and are put to the best use possible to create jobs and to move our economy forward," Nixon said.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri House has sent a $312 million supplemental budget to Governor Jay Nixon, but without a children's health care program he had wanted.
House Budget Chairman Allen Icet (R, Wildwood) says the Medicaid expansion sought by the governor didn't belong in the supplemental budget.
"It is intended to take existing programs where we actually have an appropriations shortfall, and put enough money in so we can pay the bills, for example, (the) price of fuel for (the) Highway Patrol," Icet said.
Kenya's ambassador to the United Nations told a Washington University audience Tuesday using crops like corn and soybeans for fuel shouldn't be a priority when people worldwide are starving.
Zachary Muburi-Muita and nine other UN ambassadors spoke about global food security as part of a "UN Across America" tour. Muburi-Muita says he realizes ethanol is a big business in Missouri, but corn should be used as a food source first.