St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says things are looking up for downtown.
The Cardinals last week agreed to a plan calling for a privately built stadium. And Wednesday Slay announced the Old Post Office Square District will get a much-needed facelift.
A state finance board Tuesday approved nearly $14 million in tax credits for the Old Post Office project. Slay says plans to restore the Old Post Office include a Webster University satellite campus and new Missouri Court of Appeals offices.
Springfield, IL – Illinois House Republicans picked representative Tom Cross as their new leader last night. Cross replaces Lee Daniels', who stepped down from the post.
Cross is preaching a message of change for the Republicans who lost seats to House Democrats in Illinois in this month's election. For one, Cross says he's giving rank-and-file members more authority in selecting members of their leadership team.
Jefferson City, MO – A new state audit says Missouri failed to collect about one billion dollars in child support payments during a five-year period.
The report out today also says the state should be more aggressive about getting money from non-custodial parents.
State Auditor Claire McCaskill's office says that between 1996 and 2001, the state Division of Child Support Enforcement collected about 20 percent of child support payments due to 538,000 custodial parents in Missouri.