St. Louis, MO – Republican U.S. Senator Jim Talent of Missouri says opponents should end their filibuster of the energy bill and allow for a vote on the legislation.
A final vote on the bill, which some analysts say could cost $96 billion over ten years, was recently put off until Congress returns to Washington in January. Talent says the legislation would benefit Missouri businesses because it encourages the development of the types of fuel being produced in the state.
Jefferson City, MO – Hunters in Missouri killed fewer deer this year than last. The Department of Conservation says this year's firearm's season, which ended last weekend, netted almost 208,940 deer. But that's more than 8,000 fewer than last year, when 217,435 deer were killed.
The numbers are also down in Illinois, though the firearms season in that state has not yet ended.