St. Louis, MO. – The downturn in the economy is affecting the St. Louis Art Museum's planned expansion.
The groundbreaking on the $125 million project was expected late this year.
Now museum director Brent Benjamin says they'll hold off until the market stabilizes, he says hopefully some time early next year.
"There's certainly some frustration. But we're all very convinced that it's a wonderful project, that it's going to happen and once the market stabilizes, that we'll be off and running," Benjamin said.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor-elect Jay Nixon plans to meet with Republican legislative leaders to map out a plan for addressing the state's needs.
In a conference call today with reporters, Nixon said he intends to talk about shared principles with GOP leaders as a means of setting the groundwork for increasing jobs, health care access, and making college more affordable.
St. Louis, MO – Officials with Lambert Airport's governing board have taken the first step toward including St. Louis City in a regional government group trying to make St. Louis a hub for Chinese commerce.
Various city legislative bodies and the Board of Alderman must still approve the city's membership in the Midwest-China Hub Commission, the body that will coordinate efforts to bring Chinese air freight and passenger traffic to Lambert.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The rule is that no Democrat can win the White House without winning Missouri, but that may change.
Although the race remained too close to call, Republican John McCain clung to a small advantage in Missouri early this morning over Democrat Barack Obama, who already had locked up a national electoral victory.
With all precincts reporting results, McCain led Obama by 5,853 votes out of more than 2.9 million counted. That's a difference of 0.2 percentage points.