The 20-year plan covers both passenger and freight service. Passenger service recommendations include more round trips between St. Louis and Kansas City and pursuing new passenger routes across Missouri. Those could include new Amtrak routes from St. Louis to Springfield, Kansas City to Springfield, Hannibal to Quincy, Illinois, and Kansas City to Omaha, with a stop in St. Joseph.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and officials of two energy companies are preparing to make an announcement that could include plans for a second nuclear reactor in the state.
Nixon and leaders of Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse Electric are scheduled to make the formal announcement Thursday at a news conference in Jefferson City. Nixon's office says the announcement will be significant for energy development and economic growth in Missouri.
The bill is pitting rural and suburban senators against each other. David Pearce (R, Warrensburg) chairs the Senate Education Committee and represents part of rural west central Missouri. He sponsors the bill that would more evenly spread K-12 funding by siphoning it off from richer suburban districts, primarily those near St. Louis.
Hundreds of thousands of low-income Missourians can begin enrolling in new Medicaid insurance plans Thursday, despite a lingering lawsuit seeking to halt the process.
In a deposition obtained by The Associated Press, state Medicaid director Ian McCaslin said it would create a "nuclear scenario" for the program if a judge grants an injunction blocking the state from implementing its new Medicaid managed care contracts.
Merle Butler shows off his winning Mega Millions Quick Pick ticket that netted him nearly $111 million (after taxes) during a press conference in Red Bud, Ill. on April 18, 2012. Butler is a retired computer analyist from Red Bud.
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Butler and his wife Patricia get a look at an oversized check of their winnings in the Mega Millions Quick Pick during a press conference in Red Bud, Illinois on April 18, 2012.
Anne Garcia’s locker is covered with pictures of her daughter, who she calls her “motivation.” The Air Force veteran has been homeless for four years, but says her life is back on track thanks to the treatment she’s receiving at Jefferson Barracks.
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Psychologist Lennora Brown runs the Domiciliary, an addiction treatment and job training program at Jefferson Barracks. She says the VA was built for men, and recognizes it has to make changes to meet the needs of female veterans.
Occupy movement protesters blocked traffic outside Bank of America's regional headquarters Tuesday in downtown St. Louis. The group, including union workers, students, retirees, and clergy, staged a mock-game of dodge ball to protest how, in their view, corporations dodge paying their fair share of taxes.
Zach Chasnoff, an organizer for the group, says the movement chose the IRS's filing deadline to call attention to an unfair tax system that favors corporations over citizens.