A band of light to moderate snow has made its way to the St. Louis area this morning.
The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory remains in effect until six o’clock this evening for a variety of weather conditions, including snow, blowing snow, sleet or freezing drizzle and rain.
Jim Sieveking, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the snow is making the morning commute difficult.
The measure would prevent lawmakers from increasing state spending more than the rate of inflation. They would also have to take population growth into account when writing the state budget. It’s sponsored by State Representative Eric Burlison (R, Springfield).
A map showing the numbers and locations of Missouri greenhouse gas emitters included in the new EPA data set. You can interact with the map and find more specific data by location and facility via the link in the story below.
The data set shows 2010 emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases from more than 6,700 of the largest sources in the U.S., including large industrial facilities and suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases.
An interest group is angry over a bill that would require all public schools to verify the immigration status of incoming students.
The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that the bill also would require law enforcement officers to check immigration status during all traffic stops when they have reasonable cause. And it would create a misdemeanor for not carrying proper citizenship documentation. It is sponsored by state Sen. Will Kraus, a Lee's Summit Republican.
Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo., between St. Louis and Kansas City. Legislation is on a fast track in the Missouri Senate to bring the state into compliance with federal standards for commercial truckers and drunken driving penalties.
Legislation is on a fast track in the Missouri Senate to bring the state into compliance with federal standards for commercial truckers and drunken driving penalties.
Missouri risks losing tens of millions of federal road construction dollars if it does not change its laws to match the federal mandates.
On Wednesday, the Senate Transportation Committee took the unusual step of hearing testimony and approving the bill on the same day. Chairman Bill Stouffer says he hopes the legislation can be brought up for debate by the full Senate next week.
Mo. Senator wants to increase cigarette tax and eliminate state income tax for low income people
Republican state Sen. John Lamping, of Ladue, has filed legislation that would exempt anyone earning less than $2,000 from having to pay state income tax and slightly lower the taxes for people earning more than that. His legislation would offset the projected $128 million reduction in state income tax revenues by increasing the cigarette tax to 43 cents per pack.
Missouri's current cigarette tax of 17 cents per pack is the lowest in the nation.
New Hampshire voters voiced their judgment Tuesday on which Republican candidate should challenge President Obama for the nation's top job in 2012.
Join us after the polls close in New Hampshire for live special coverage on-air tonight from NPR beginning at 8 p.m. and follow the latest from NPR on the New Hampshire Primary and Election 2012 below.