St. Louis, MO – The U.S. House Wednesday sent legislation to President Bush that would rename the federal building in Carbondale, Ill. after Paul Simon. (The U.S. Senate had already passed the measure)
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri state Senators worked until just past midnight Wednesday morning on the state's budget. They passed just two of the 12 bills that make up the state's budget.
But much of Tuesday's debate was over how to spend a relatively small amount of new money - $8 million - the state will get from lottery proceeds. Several Democrats spent hours offering, withdrawing and re-offering various amendments on how to spend that money.