Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden is getting out his veto pen.
Governor Holden said today that he will veto the budget bill that provides money for the departments of health and mental health.
The Governor is citing cuts approved by legislators that he says would deny services to 5,800 people with developmental disabilities. He says the cuts also could eliminate psychiatric services for 3,200 adults and 800 emotionally-disturbed children.
Jefferson City, MO. – Some banks and credit unions in Missouri will start a new dress code of sorts for customers Tuesday. They're going to ask customers to remove hats, sunglasses, and hoods when entering the building.
It's an effort aimed at stopping bank robberies. Customers who do not shed their head coverings will still be served. But tellers and bank security will likly watch those who don't comply closer.
Banks and credit unions plan to post hundreds of signs, posters and tent cards explaining the new dress code.
Jefferson City, MO – A coalition of 80 community groups is calling on Missouri Governor Bob Holden to veto the Budget. They say the appropriations bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly cut education, health care, poverty and mental health programs too deeply.
Amy Blouin with the Missouri Coalition for Budget and Policy Priorities says the legislature should create a revenue package and put it to a vote of the people.
Jefferson City, MO – Legislation headed to Governor Holden's desk would ban local governments in Missouri from suing gun manufacturers.
The measure was prompted by a lawsuit filed three years ago by St. Louis against gun makers. That suit is pending in federal court. It seeks millions of dollars spent on dealing with gun violence. If Holden signs the measure into law, that lawsuit would end.
It also would place into state law support for the lawful design, marketing, manufacture, distribution or sale of firearms or ammunition.