St. Louis – A five year transportation plan for the state released Wednesday by the Missouri Department of Transportation could shock communities with major road projects planned.
The plan released Wednesday predicts that no more than $500 million a year will be available to communities for road construction and improvements between 2011 and 2015. That's a 150 percent drop from the last plan, where the pool was $1.25 billion a year.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Democrats in the Missouri House are crying foul over what they call a "sham" ethics bill passed by the Republican majority Thursday.
The wide-ranging bill would place a $20,000 cap on campaign contributions for candidates seeking statewide office. But the bill's language is not clear on whether that rule would apply to House and Senate members.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A majority of home care workers in Missouri have voted in favor of union representation.
The results were announced today in Jefferson City, with about 60 percent of the state's home care workers voting to unionize. They provide various services for people who are homebound, such as transportation, shopping, cooking and bathing.
Joe Lawrence is spokesman for the Missouri Home Care Union.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would outlaw K2, a group of synthetic compounds that mimics the effects of marijuana. But the chamber also lessened the proposed penalties for possessing the compounds.
The version passed by the House earlier this year would make possession of any amount of K2 a felony. The Senate amended the bill to make possession of less than 35 grams a misdemeanor, the same as with marijuana.