Jefferson City, MO – Governor Bob Holden is expected to make another budget announcement this morning.
That follows Monday's announcement that Holden will veto the budget bill for the departments of health and mental health.
The governor says cuts approved by legislators would deny services to 5,800 people with developmental disabilities. Cuts also could eliminate psychiatric services for 3,200 adults and 800 emotionally disturbed children.
Pittsburgh, PA – Thousands of steelworkers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new, five-year contract with U.S. Steel. That clears the way for the company's acquisition of bankrupt National Steel, which operates Granite City Steel in southern Illinois.
Granite City Steel is one of the Metro-East's largest employers.
The approval was 3-1 by members of the United Steelworkers of America will mean the loss of thousands of jobs but it also secures pension and benefits for many more.
St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Missouri woman whose murder conviction was reversed because police intentionally waited to read her the Miranda warning until after she had confessed.
The Missouri Supreme Court reversed Patrice Seibert's murder conviction last year, even though she admitted a role in the death of a 17-year-old in Rolla. Her case is the third involving Miranda warnings the high court will hear this fall.
This week, some 5,000 people from hotel chains, rental car companies and tourist agencies around the world are meeting in St. Louis for what's billed as the nation's largest travel industry trade show.
The "International Pow Wow," as it's called, brings domestic travel suppliers together with tour operators from some 70 countries to buy and sell tour packages across the U.S. KWMU's Kevin Lavery reports.
St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri banks and credit unions are resurrecting a somewhat forgotten social custom. To improve security they are asking customers to remove hats, as well as hoods and sunglasses when visiting financial institutions.
The new dress code went into effect Tuesday but is completely voluntary.
Meridian Credit Union president Charles Waalkes says early tests of the program have had positive results.
Columbia, MO – The University of Missouri's Board of Curators will discuss raising tuition by almost 20% at its meeting Thursday in Kirkwood.
The board says the hike might be necessary to help deal with the state's budget crunch.
The proposed hike would raise tuition to $194.60 a credit hour for in-state undergraduates. That translates to an increase of about $1,000 in the base cost of attending classes, which totals about $6,000 more a year.