Schaaf said he’s prepared to filibuster if need be to prevent a vote on the Senate floor.
A St. Louis man whose brother was killed in a shooting will organize a gun buyback plan for the city.
When it comes to grants and donations being channeled into Ferguson and surrounding communities, a large portion is going toward the one thing young people say they want the most. “Every single one of them said we need jobs,” says Michael McMillan, president and COO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.
Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.
The mayor of Florissant is challenging Gov. Jay Nixon to worry less about a new stadium and more about new roads.
“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.”
The effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.
The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.
Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.