Jefferson City, Mo. – While the Riverview Gardens School District awaits a state takeover, the news is much better for the St. Louis Charter School.
The State Board of Education today voted unanimously to renew the school's charter for another ten years. Head of School Tracy Garrett says some of the children who attend don't have successful lives outside the school.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The state of Missouri is taking over another St. Louis-area school district.
The State Board of Education today voted unanimously to create a three-person state-run board to oversee the Riverview Gardens School District in North County. The district lost accreditation nearly three years ago based primarily on poor academic performance.
St. Louis – The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners will not appeal a court ruling that orders it to release the files of internal investigation into officers that misused 2006 World Series tickets.
The officers were accused of giving tickets they had seized from scalpers to friends and family, who used them before giving them back to the officers, who then returned them to the property custody room.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Gaming Commission hosted an informal meeting Tuesday for several groups vying for the license currently used to operate the President Casino, which is scheduled to close by July.
Of the 15 entities that have expressed interest, four want to use the casino license in Cape Girardeau. David Knight, co-partner of Dream Big LLC, says Cape Girardeau is the last major metro area on the state's two main rivers without a casino.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is planning to cut about $350 million from next year's state budget, which was approved during the legislative session that ended last week.
The cuts are being made, in part, because of bills that failed to pass that would have eliminated two state holidays, reduced size of the Department of Revenue's Alcohol and Tobacco division, and others.
Budget Director Linda Luebbering says lawmakers also made financial assumptions that cannot be counted on.
St. Louis – Missouri Republican Roy Blunt says he shares his party's optimism about the 2010 elections.
Blunt was the guest Tuesday at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association's public policy lunch. His likely challenger, Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan will be the guest next month.