Released money includes Capitol repairs
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today state employees will get Nov. 29 — the day after Thanksgiving — as an extra holiday.
Jurors recommend the death penalty for David Hosier for a Sept. 28, 2009, murder in Jefferson City.
Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.
Court heard arguments six months ago
Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Tuesday that State Auditor Tom Schweich challenged Gov. Jay Nixon too soon, in Schweich’s 2011 lawsuit questioning Nixon’s decisions to withhold money from the state’s budget.
Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters
Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.
No ‘foul play’ suspected
State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.
Patrol also needs better monitoring of school bus safety, money-handling.
Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard filed a murder charge Sunday against an Iberia man whose home address is the same as the home where Macala Shelton, 13, last was seen Friday night.