St. Louis, MO – A dozen organizations that care for St. Louis' homeless population will share an $8-million federal grant to continue their missions. Monday, US Department of Housing and Urban Development officials presented a check to St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, city leaders and advocates for the homeless. The grant amounts to nearly eight times what HUD gave the city last year to address the issue. Acting HUD field office director Fannie Woods credits the city team that drafted the proposal.
Mascoutah, Ill. – MidAmerica Airport near Mascoutah is about to get its first major tenant.
A corporate-aircraft repair company based in Missouri has broken ground on a $ 1.5 million repair center. MidAmerica director Tim Cantwell says Aviation Material and Technical Support of Chesterfield expects to generate one thousand takeoffs and landings a month. That's up from nearly zero now.
The new center is expected to open in March. Aviation Material signed a 25-year lease.
Jefferson City – Missouri's transportation commission will vote today on a new way to split state road money between rural and urban Missouri.
Currently half of all state road money goes to St. Louis and Kansas City, the other half goes to the rest of the state. Rural areas want more money; St. Louis leaders say metro roads help the entire state's economy.
One lawmaker says whatever the changes, he'll push colleagues to make them temporary, to allow for future changes.