Jefferson City, Mo. – A proposed constitutional amendment asserting state sovereignty received first-round approval today from the Missouri House.
The resolution would bar the state from enforcing or recognizing certain federal policies, most notably requirements mandated by the health care law signed recently by President Obama. It would also cover issues such as cap and trade, abortion laws, gun control and same-sex marriage.
St. Louis – The third time has proven to be the charm for supporters of a half-cent sales tax increase for the region's public transit agency, Metro.
Unofficial results show the measure, Proposition A, passing with about 62 percent of the vote, likely helped by a massive advertising campaign. Supporters raised more than $700,000. It's the third time county residents have voted on the increase, which will trigger a quarter-cent sales tax increase city voters approved in the 90s.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A Missouri House committee heard testimony Tuesday on Governor Jay Nixon's proposal to restructure the state's system of tax credits.
David Kerr, the governor's Economic Development chief, told the House Committee on Job Creation and Economic Development that the amount of tax credits awarded each year needs to be capped at no more than $314 million.
St. Louis – A suspect is dead after a police chase in St. Louis County.
The chase began late Monday in St. Ann. It ended in University City when the car being chased struck a parked tractor-trailer.
Two suspects were in the car being chased. One died and one was injured.
St. Ann police say the incident began when an officer tried to stop the car for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop, and a chase began. Police say a records check indicated the car had been stolen.