St. Louis, MO – In the wake of the St. Louis school board's decision to approve massive budget cuts, the local teachers' union is calling for an independent state audit of the district's finances.
Prior to the budget's approval, the St. Louis Teachers and School Related Personnel Union Local 420 successfully negotiated to keep increases in medical insurance co-payments out of the plan. Those and other benefit issues will be saved for the bargaining table.
St. Louis, Mo. – The new Missouri commemorative quarter will be launched this weekend at the state fair in Sedalia.
Missouri, being the 24th state to enter the union, is the 24th state to get its own quarter.
Its design, which was selected by a public vote, features explorers Lewis and Clark and the Gateway Arch. The director of the U-S Mint, Henrietta Holsman Fore, says she is proud of the new 25-cent piece.