Jefferson City, MO – Attorneys General from eight states, including Missouri's Chris Koster and Illinois' Lisa Madigan, discussed combating mortgage fraud today in Washington, DC, with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials.
Koster says he and his colleagues began preparations for a joint federal-state effort against fraud in the areas of mortgage refinancing and debt settlement.
Jefferson City, MO – None of Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes were overridden today during the Missouri General Assembly's annual veto session.
Lawmakers in the Missouri House talked about several bills that didn't get past Governor Nixon, but only attempted to override one: A bill that would have created an oversight committee to examine the state's use of federal stimulus money.
State Representative Jason Smith (R, Salem) sponsored the motion.
St. Louis – Developer Paul McKee wants to spend $8 billion to revitalize two square miles of north St. Louis near downtown. He's already spent millions buying up property. Still, he controls just a fraction of the land he needs, and he wants the city to grant him the right to redevelop the rest.
That has some people who live and work in the area concerned about their future, and the possibility of eminent domain.