Rolla, Mo. – The University of Missouri's Board of Curators Tuesday approved a 3.2% tuition increase.
The hike will raise more than $11 million to help pay the rising costs of employee benefits, utilities, and inflation. But the four-campus system still faces a $6 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that starts July First.
The university system includes campuses in Columbia, Rolla, Kansas City, and St. Louis.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri House gave initial approval today to a bill creating a new inspector general's position to check up on the transportation department.
The inspector general would be responsible for conducting investigations whenever the Legislature requests it. The inspector general also would be required to promote the efficiency and integrity of the transportation department and to prevent fraud and waste.
St. Louis, MO – After earlier insisting that he was guilty, Thomas Erbland, Jr. Tuesday entered a plea of innocent in the killing of his wife, KMOX radio personality Nan Wyatt.
Erbland is charged with first-degree murder in the February 18 shooting death of Wyatt at the couple's suburban St. Louis home.
At an arraignment in February, Erbland tried to plead guilty, but a St. Louis County judge twice cut him off in mid-sentence and automatically entered a plea of innocence on his behalf. He was later granted a public defender.