St. Louis – St. Louis-based Charter Communications has emerged from bankruptcy.
A federal judge in New York approved the cable and Internet company's plan November 17th. It allowed the company to shave more than $8 billion off a $21 billion debt that accumulated as Charter bought up smaller companies and upgraded its service to compete. The company has reported a loss every year since going public in 1999.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The 2010 Missouri legislative session is just over a month away. State lawmakers and members of Governor Jay Nixon's cabinet are making preparations for what's expected to be another financially-strapped fiscal year, as state revenues continue their downward trend.
Mark Templeton, Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, said his agency is not as dependent on state tax collections.
St. Louis – Mayor Francis Slay says he wants to make Lambert Airport smoke free in a little more than a year.
The airport is in St. Louis County but is owned by the city. Its ventilated smoking lounges are exempt from recently-passed indoor smoking bans, but Slay said this week on his blog that he wants Lambert to be smoke free by January of 2011.