Jefferson City, MO – Missouri First Lady Lori Hauser Holden will unveil Missouri's quarter design Friday. Voters had until noon Thursday to cast their ballot and more than 216,000 Missourians participated in the voting process online. Others voted using traditional paper ballots at the capitol. The chosen design will be delivered to the U.S. Mint Friday.
East St. Louis, IL – A Kentucky company says it plans to build a $54 million energy plant in East St. Louis.
The coal-fired plant would bring 25 news jobs to the city. East St. Louis City Council members tentatively agreed last week to earmark more than $2 million in tax-increment financing funds for the plant, which would be built near the city's border with Sauget.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has formally certified the results of the 2002 midterm election. The action clears the way for Senator-elect Jim Talent to take office, but precisely when that will happen is still unclear.
Blunt says a letter signed by Governor Bob Holden has been sent to the US Senate affirming the results of the election, including Talent's victory.
St. Louis, MO – Federal lawsuits accuse two St. Louis hospitals of wrongfully billing Medicare for surgeries involving once-experimental cardiac devices.
The Justice Department lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis name Saint Louis University Hospital and Barnes-Jewish HospitaThey're accused of falsely billing Medicare for certain cardiac procedures from mid-1986 through late 1995.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri's budget shortfall is now more than a hundred million dollars.
Governor Bob Holden's budget chief says that amount could triple in the next eight months, meaning more spending cuts are likely.
That forecast was issued as Holden announced a series of public meetings around the state to talk about the budget and possible cuts. The governor will also discuss eliminating what he calls business tax loopholes.