St. Louis – Developer Paul McKee said he'll offer relocation assistance to any residents or businesses displaced by his proposal to rebuild a wide swath of north St. Louis.
McKee submitted a revised and more detailed proposal to city officials Wednesday.
He's seeking $398 million in tax-increment financing-backed bonds for his $8 billion plan to build homes, offices and retail on more than two square miles north of downtown. He wants the city to guarantee half those bonds.
Jefferson City, MO – A ballot initiative that would change the way judges are chosen for the Missouri Supreme Court, Appeals courts and some of the state's lower courts has been approved for circulation.
The ballot question would scrap the current system, also known as the Missouri Plan, in which special commissions select three nominees for judicial vacancies and the governor picks among the three.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The number of medical malpractice claims pending in Missouri has reached a record low.
A state insurance department report released Tuesday shows there were slightly more than 3,000 malpractice cases pending against doctors, hospitals and other health care providers at the end of last year.
Insurance Department spokesman Travis Ford says that's the lowest number since the agency began keeping records about 30 years ago.
Jefferson City, MO – Abortion opponents in Missouri want voters to decide a state constitutional amendment that would prohibit public funding for a type of stem cell research they consider to be human cloning.
The Missouri Roundtable for Life says a law with that aim was undermined in 2006, when voters passed Amendment Two.
That measure protects all stem cell research in Missouri that's allowed by federal law.
Springfield, Ill. – Leaving old tires uncovered could result in a $1,500 fine in Illinois.
Used tires make the perfect habitat for mosquito breeding, said the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Todd Marvel.
"The way they're shaped, once they're taken off the rim, and the fact that they're black and they hold in heat, nice and warm, they accumulate water, they get that organic matter in there, and they're an ideal breeding habitat for mosquito larvae."