St. Louis, Mo. – With the nation going to an orange terror alert level, Missouri's Homeland Security Director says the state is ready to respond to attacks or disasters.
Tim Daniel and Governor Bob Holden told reporters Wednesday that there are no specific threats to Missouri nor evidence of the presence of terrorists. But Holden says emergency personnel now have more money to pay for preparedness.
Jefferson City, MO – Governor Bob Holden is expected to make another budget announcement this morning.
That follows Monday's announcement that Holden will veto the budget bill for the departments of health and mental health.
The governor says cuts approved by legislators would deny services to 5,800 people with developmental disabilities. Cuts also could eliminate psychiatric services for 3,200 adults and 800 emotionally disturbed children.
Pittsburgh, PA – Thousands of steelworkers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new, five-year contract with U.S. Steel. That clears the way for the company's acquisition of bankrupt National Steel, which operates Granite City Steel in southern Illinois.
Granite City Steel is one of the Metro-East's largest employers.
The approval was 3-1 by members of the United Steelworkers of America will mean the loss of thousands of jobs but it also secures pension and benefits for many more.