UPDATE 2:08 p.m. Feb. 8, 2011:
The Missouri Supreme Court is refusing to halt the execution of Martin Link.
The court announced the decision without comment on Tuesday.
Link's attorney, Jennifer Herndon, says two appeals (mentioned in our original story below) are still pending before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) has released an additional $10 million withheld from school bus funding for Missouri's public schools this year.
Nixon initially ordered $70 million withheld from K-12 transportation funding, citing dwindling revenues.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the availability of low-interest federal disaster loans to victims of the 2010-2011 New Year's Eve tornadoes.
According to an SBA release, the Administration acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial on Jan. 26 of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formally requested federal aid for victims of the New Year's Eve tornadoes that hit several areas of the state - but that request has been denied.
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