Governor Jay Nixon (D) has decided to let state employees take the day after Thanksgiving off work this year.
The state’s latest general revenue report show that Missouri collected 7.5 percent more money last month than it did in October of last year, and State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says that’s part of the reason why state workers will get to stay home on November 23rd.
While the Governor and US Senate races in Missouri have attracted more attention, the campaign for the Lt. Governor’s office has heated up after a quiet lull that followed the August primaries. Democratic challenger and former State Auditor Susan Montee is hoping to unseat Republican Peter Kinder, who’s seeking a third term in office.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at race for Missouri’s "number-two" statewide office.