Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri has two months to come up with a way to pay those who provide foster care.
A federal judge says the state has simply been diving whatever money is in the budget among its foster care providers. The judge says that's illegal because federal law requires states to cover costs of things like food, clothing, and shelter.
Missouri has 60 days to present a method for determining payments based on that law.
St. Louis, MO – A coalition of interest groups ranging from parents and teachers to business and civic groups is touting four candidates whom it will back in the St. Louis school board election in April. Those candidates are former St. Louis mayor Vincent Schoemehl; Missouri Historical Society president Robert Archibald; Barnes Jewish Hospital's M. Darnetta Clinkscale and Ronald Jackson with St. Louis for Kids. The candidates support a reformist platform that they say will greatly improve the quality of education in the city.
St. Louis, MO – President Bush will visit St. Louis Wednesday to promote his plan to revive the nation's economy.
While in St. Louis President Bush will participate in an economic roundtable discussion with small business owners from around Missouri. The discussion will take place at J.S. Logistics, a trucking, courier and warehouse business located on the city's south side.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri state lawmakers took yesterday off for the first time since the state first observed the King holiday.
Today many newly created or recreated committees will start considering legislation in Jefferson City.
Proposals up for consideration include creating a statewide AMBER alert system to publicize kidnappings, creating an anti-spam list to block unwanted e-mail, and giving taxpayers a three-day sales tax holiday in August.