The biggest sticking point remains whether to place 7-year expiration dates, or sunsets, on low income and historic preservation tax credits. The Missouri House removed the sunsets before passing the bill last week, a move opposed by the Senate.
President Pro-tem Rob Mayer (R, Dexter) says he’ll ask the Senate to vote to appoint conferees, who would meet with House leaders and try to hammer out a final version of the bill.
A Missouri Senate committee has requested that the state’s Economic Development Department hand over all documents related to a failed attempt to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly. The northeast Missouri town agreed to issue $39 million in bonds to Los Angeles-based Mamtek. But the project fell through, and Moberly was stuck with a $39 million tab when the company missed its bond payment. Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia was appointed to the Governmental Accountability C
Officials in two suburbs of St. Louis have approved policies to control the deer populations.
Aldermen in the St. Louis County community of Town and Country voted 7-1 Monday for a six-month sharpshooting program. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the contract will go to White Buffalo Inc., the deer management firm that performed euthanasia and sterilization under previous city contracts.
The Missouri attorney general's office contends a lawsuit challenging new congressional districts should be dismissed.
Some Democrats filed a lawsuit last month challenging the new districts. They argue the districts are not compact and contiguous, deny equal rights and reflect the use of government power to benefit a few instead of preserving the general welfare.