Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
House Panel OKs Cutting $12M for Edward Jones DomeA panel of Missouri lawmakers on Monday moved to cut a $12 million state payment for the Edward Jones Dome, which the St. Louis Rams are vacating for a move to California.
Peacock: Stadium Funding Bill Within Two WeeksDave Peacock tells KMOX's Michael Kelly the plan is to extend the same $6 million a year that's paying off the Edward Jones Dome bonds for 30 years to pay off the stadium.
21 Missouri Senators Oppose Nixon's Stadium BondsThey say without a public vote they won't support the bonds, KMOX's correspondent isn't confident the bonds will sell.
Lawmaker Opposition Casts Doubt on New St. Louis StadiumStadium task force co-chair Dave Peacock counters: plan must "make sense and provide benefit for all."
No Ruling on St. Louis Football Stadium Vote"We are moving this quickly," Blitz says. "We have a new judge who's willing to get up to speed on what's been filed in the case, and he's going to give us a very good hearing on the 25th."
More Gun Cases Going Federal in St. LouisThe federal prosecutor in St. Louis comes to the rescue of state prosecutors frustrated with Missouri's gun laws.
Mo. Senator: Raising Gas Tax 'Would Not Solve the Total Problem'Sen. Kraus says he's not likely to support a gas tax hike, and said his biggest concern is how the state is spending over $400 million a year paying back bonds.
Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis StadiumRepublican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.
Loud 'No' from Missouri Senate Concerning New STL Football StadiumOne day after Gov. Jay Nixon's administration told legislators it could float bonds without their approval for a new St. Louis football stadium, a resolution was offered in the state Senate to shut the door on the idea.
Bond Proposal Would Turn MoDOT Headquarters into Legislature SpaceTransforming the Missouri Department of Transportation headquarters into a space for legislative and executive branch employees is among the projects that could be funded with new bond revenue.
Critic of Public Funding for Stadiums: 'We Can Survive' if Rams LeaveA longtime critic of using taxpayer funding for stadiums is saying good riddance to the St. Louis Rams if they do end up going to L.A.