St. Louis – Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu is expected to be one of nearly a dozen speakers Saturday at a rally in downtown St. Louis for immigrant's rights.
Organizers hope to get at least 1,000 people to turn out for the event or more people turn out for the event at Kiener Plaza. The St. Louis march is one of a series of events across the country to push for reform to the country's immigration laws. May 1st has over the last few years become a big day for such rallies.
St. Louis – The board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools has approved a plan to close a $58 million gap in the 2011 budget for the district.
The budget approved Thursday without opposition closes six schools. The district is looking to save $34 million in personnel costs, and is trying to avoid layoffs through early retirement and letting go uncertified teachers. Some administrators are taking the equivalent of a 12 percent pay cut, and retirees will not get a three percent cost of living adjustment.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is taking heat from both Republicans and Democrats for saying that tax credits in Missouri have gotten out of control.
Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder stood side-by-side with city Democrats in downtown St. Louis on Thursday, extolling the job-creating virtues historic tax credits have played in the city over the years.