St. Louis, MO – The head of MO-DOT is downplaying the significance of an apparent $17 million shortfall in the projected cost of the Highway 40 project in St. Louis. Transportation officials have set the budget for rebuilding 12 miles of I-64 at $535 million.
Kansas City, MO – A gay and lesbian rights organization in Missouri is a new sex offender law that Gov. Matt Blunt signed this week.
PROMO, Personal Rights of Missourians, says the new law eliminates language that was on the books that made all practicing gays and lesbians criminals.
"We saw this as an opportunity to get that outdated and unconstitutional language off the books once and for all and all of the legislators agreed that it was the right thing to do," said PROMOs Lisa Brueggemann.
St. Louis, MO – The Bricklayers strike against the Mason Contractors Association is over, just one week after it began. The two sides agreed on a new five-year contract Wednesday evening after two days of talks.
Union officials say the new contract includes a wage increase each year of the agreement as well as modifications sought by the contractors. Bricklayers Local 1 also represents tuckpointers, caulkers, and cleaners.