A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.
The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.
Legislators created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year during a special legislative session.
A year-long battle over the best way to use about $258,000 in donated tax dollars that were originally intended for a new city-operated shelter is over.
A state House member from Chesterfield is the first Republican to officially enter the Missouri treasurer's race.
Rep. Cole McNary said Thursday that he will seek to challenge Democratic Treasurer Clint Zweifel in the 2012 elections.
McNary cast himself as a fiscal conservative while announcing his candidacy. But he told The Associated Press that he has no particular complaints over the way Zweifel has run the office.
Zweifel had more than $720,000 in his campaign account at the end of September. McNary had a little over $28,000.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. has proposed shifting money from development in Afghanistan to roads and bridges in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Defense pays for projects through the Commanders' Emergency Response Program and the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund.
A federal appeals court has upheld the 27-month prison sentence handed down to a former St. Louis police detective who was a participant a wide-ranging scandal involving towed cars.
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