Jefferson City, MO. – The Missouri Senate's budget committee Thursday approved a budget that includes almost $600 million dollars in cuts, nearly three-fourths of whcih would come from the two departments that oversee schools and colleges.
The budget plan cuts $587 million dollars from what Governor Bob Holden proposed to spend during the fiscal year starting July first.
St. Louis, MO. – The Cardinals have fired the company originally pegged to find private investors for a new stadium.
The team dropped Washington-based Property Funding Group, citing unspecific concerns with some investors. That means Bank of America Securities will now try to find $275 million in private money to pay for the new park.
St. Louis, MO – American Airlines' flight attendants Wednesday approved changes to their contract, but many St. Louis-based flight attendants voted no.
That's because all 1,800 will lose their jobs regardless of whether American avoids bankruptcy; they say they had nothing to lose.
The flight attendants are all former T-W-A employees; they say they might have had a better chance in bankruptcy court, adding there own union won nothing for them in exchange for the concessions, which total $340 million.