A potential Republican candidate for president made a stop today at the Missouri Capitol.
Business executive-turned-radio talk show host Herman Cain met with state lawmakers and addressed a Tea Party rally on the South Lawn of the Capitol.
Thousands of low-income parents would see their state child-care subsidies reduced under a budget plan passed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The plan approved Tuesday would reduce monthly child-care subsidies for about 6,600 children while extending benefits to an estimated 570 children whose parents currently earn too much to qualify.
The Missouri House has passed the Aerotropolis bill, which is designed to turn Lambert Airport in St. Louis into a global air freight hub.
The bill would provide around $480 million in tax incentives, which companies could use to build cargo facilities near Lambert Airport.
The congressional redistricting map passed by the Missouri House last week has narrowly passed a State Senate committee.
Updated 4:35 p.m. April 11, 2011 with comment from Jones and Tilley.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says Congress overstepped its constitutional powers under the commerce clause when it mandated that most Americans have health insurance or pay a penalty.
Koster says he filed a document (see below) Monday with a federal appeals court supporting a Florida lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law.
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