St. Louis, MO – Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is asking the American auto industry for more financial information before she agrees to support giving them governmental assistance.
The Democrat says she understands the importance of the Detroit Three to the US economy, "but at the end of the day, if we're going to give them $25 billion, and in four or five months, they are still in the exact same position, all we have accomplished is wasting $25 billion of taxpayer money," she said.
St. Louis, MO – Attorneys for the elected board of the St. Louis Public Schools will be in front of the state Supreme Court today to challenge the constitutionality of the state's takeover of the district.
A 1998 law gave a special advisory board the authority to run the district if it lost accreditation, which happened in 2007. The elected board argues that the law strips city voters of the right to choose whom they want to run their schools.