Governor Jay Nixon (D) is planning to host a meeting next week with Missouri lawmakers to broker an agreement on an economic development bill.
The State House and Senate adjourned in May without passing legislation that would have created several new tax breaks, among them a proposal that would have provided $360 million in incentives to transform Lambert Airport in St. Louis into an international air cargo hub.
Officials in four eastern Missouri counties are working together to try and pass ordinances in each of the counties requiring a prescription to purchase a key ingredient used to make methamphetamine.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that leaders of St. Charles, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin counties have agreed to seek passage of countywide ordinances that would cover both unincorporated areas and municipalities.
Missouri is getting more money to put people who have lost their jobs to natural disasters back to work helping with the cleanup.
The Disaster Recovery Jobs Program was created last month with funding from the federal Workforce Investment Act. The state used an initial allocation of nearly $6 million to hire 400 people for recovery work from the May 22 tornado in Joplin.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that Missouri now has an additional $13.9 million for the program.
A major state employee union has asked an arbitrator to decide whether Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn can cancel scheduled raises for thousands of workers.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees sought the ruling Thursday. Quinn announced last week he was canceling the $75 million in raises to help deal with the state's budget crisis.
Ameren’s plan for a coal waste dump in an eastern Missouri floodway has moved a step forward.
Ameren operates a power plant along the Missouri River in the Franklin County town of Labadie and dumps coal ash into two ponds. Those ponds are near capacity and Ameren wants to fill the river bottom with coal waste and surround it with a 20-foot-tall levee.
Stray Rescue does not allow owners to surrender their pets at the shelter. They offer food, veterinary care and counseling to encourage owners to keep their animals. That’s a tactic that’s brought criticism from other animal welfare agencies.
Stray Rescue has 24 paid staffers, only half of whom work full-time. It depends on volunteers to do loads of laundry, clean the cages, and feed and exercise 200 dogs. Another 300 are fostered in the community.
The initial report of nine dogs and 15 cats is also wrong. These skinny little pups are the only living animals found in the house. Randy and Donna will later find the carcass of another pup the survivors fed on.
Last year, 90 dogs left the St. Louis city pound for what Mayor Francis Slay hoped would be a better life. The move marked the end of an attempt by the city to replace its aging pound with a state-of-the-art shelter funded by donations.
From that day on, Stray Rescue - a non-profit with 24 employees and an army of volunteers - cared for all but a handful of dogs and answered the city's animal control calls: all without taking a dime of city money.
If you believe the city’s health department, there are fewer strays on the street, and more dogs are being adopted. But there are questions about how long the success will last.