St. Louis – A parade of St. Louis city aldermen were on the hot seat Thursday in the trial challenging their approval of $390 million in public financing for a massive redevelopment of north St. Louis.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Supporters of the Parents as Teachers program lobbied Missouri lawmakers today, in hopes of persuading them not to cut their funding for the next school year.
The program is facing a $4 million cut in Governor Jay Nixon's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011.
Parents as Teachers was designed to train parents in child development skills before their kids reach school age. Mary Ann Sander coordinates the program in the west central Missouri town of Centralia.
St. Louis – Board president Lewis Reed and four other St. Louis aldermen are scheduled to take the stand Thursday in one of two trials challenging a massive redevelopment in north St. Louis.
The lawsuit says the aldermen did not thoroughly investigate Paul McKee's $8 billion project before they authorized $390 million in tax incentives for the developer. McKee wants to build housing and businesses in a two-square mile area.