The Democratic governor described the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature as “a misguided measure that punishes poor children” in a “zeal to reduce reliance on government assistance.”
A police official confirmed media reports that a 52-year-old relative used a circular saw to cut the baby’s throat, apparently because she wouldn’t stop crying.
“If the proposal went through as it is, I mean, that’s 59 percent of the permanent positions at Fort Leonard Wood,” Kander says.
The Granite City Elementary and Junior High Band programs survived the budget axe, but not all teaching positions made the cut.
Two others injured trying to break up assault.
There’s a growing optimism that the layoffs targeted for the St. Louis Fire Department will be postponed.