St. Louis, Mo. – President Bush's proposed tax breaks would cost Missouri $357-million in federal Aid over the next decade. That's according to a report put out by the The Economic Policy Institute and Institute for America's Future.
Some of the cuts include $68 million from education, $56 million from health care and $42 million from basic support for low-income Missouri families.
Gail Shumpert receives federal heating assistance known as LIHEAP.
Jefferson City, MO – Missourians could buy alcohol a little earlier on Sundays under legislation passed Tuesday in the House.
Alcohol sales on Sundays now start at 11 a.m. except for St. Louis, where sales are allowed after 8 a.m.
The proposals would permit Sunday sales at 9 a.m. at restaurants, hotels and places of entertainment in most of the state. Places around Kansas City's sports stadiums would join St. Louis with 8 a.m. Sunday sales.
The measure goes back to the Senate for consideration of House changes.
St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis area AIDS agency that once hired a gay porn star for a "safer sex" event has chosen a new executive director.
Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS said yesterday George Cotton, Sr. will be the new director.
Cotton has served on the school board and city council in the St. Louis suburb of University City. He replaces Erise Williams Jr., whom the agency fired in November after learning about the porn star event.