Jefferson City, MO – None of Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes were overridden today during the Missouri General Assembly's annual veto session.
Lawmakers in the Missouri House talked about several bills that didn't get past Governor Nixon, but only attempted to override one: A bill that would have created an oversight committee to examine the state's use of federal stimulus money.
State Representative Jason Smith (R, Salem) sponsored the motion.
St. Louis – Developer Paul McKee wants to spend $8 billion to revitalize two square miles of north St. Louis near downtown. He's already spent millions buying up property. Still, he controls just a fraction of the land he needs, and he wants the city to grant him the right to redevelop the rest.
That has some people who live and work in the area concerned about their future, and the possibility of eminent domain.
St. Louis – A new report from the Brookings Institution shows St. Louis following national trends when it comes to most measures of economic performance.
The Metro Monitor looks at categories like unemployment, housing prices, and the number of homes in foreclosure in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. St. Louis falls in the middle of the pack in most of those areas. John Posey, the lead researcher at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, said the data aren't surprising.