St. Louis – The city of St. Louis is pushing forward to bid a contract for sheltering animals, but the move will not save money, at lest not initially.
Earlier this week Mayor Francis Slay said the city would close its animal pound, saying it's too small and outdated.
St. Louis Health Department director Pam Walker said the city would pay a private group $550,000 a year to shelter the animals. And she said the city plans to spend another $250,000 to keep four animal control officers on city streets.
St. Louis – The two people most instrumental in negotiating the agreement between the city of St. Louis and developer Paul McKee were on the stand Wednesday in the trial challenging the validity of those agreements.
Jefferson City, Mo. – An audit released today finds that some state funds that are supposed to be restricted to specific needs are being used to help pay the daily cost of running Missouri's government.
State Auditor Susan Montee says restricted funds being used for other purposes include money that should be going to veterans cemeteries and to Access Missouri scholarships.
"In Fiscal Year 2009 alone, $207,000 was transferred out of Access Missouri and into the general revenue stream," Montee said.
St. Louis – A Missouri appeals court has ruled that the state's gaming regulators did not follow their own processes when they ruled in July that the struggling President Casino could not be repaired or moved without a new license.
The ruling from the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District does not say that the Missouri Gaming Commission reached the wrong conclusion. It says that Pinnacle was not afforded due process rights in front of the Commission