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Morning round-up
9:18 am
Mon September 5, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, September 6, 2011

Missouri's special lesiglative session begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Special session to convene Tues.

A Missouri tax break benefiting poor disabled and elderly people who live in rental housing could be on the chopping block when lawmakers convene Tuesday in a special session. The elimination of the tax break for renters is projected to save the state $855 million over the next 15 years.

Some lawmakers hope to redirect that money for new tax breaks intended to lure Chinese cargo planes to the St. Louis airport and more businesses to Missouri.

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Morning round-up
9:28 am
Fri September 2, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, September 2, 2011

A storm warning siren in Kansas. St. Louis County will conduct tests of its new $7 million warning siren system on Monday.
(via Wikimedia Commons/FEMA Photo Library)

St. Louis County to test new warning system on Mon.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the county will test the new $7 million warning siren system at 11 a.m. Monday. The county's emergency operations center will monitor closely to make sure the 180 speakers work properly.

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