Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.
Missouri home care workers on Monday pressed lawmakers to allow a proposed increase in their minimum wage to take effect, despite opposition from home health care companies arguing it could cause them financial hardship.
At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
St. Louis city voters could be asked in August whether they want to raise some taxes and fees to pay for 180 more police officers.
The Missouri Senate on Thursday revived a plan to boost road funding, voting to back a measure that would raise diesel and gasoline taxes.
Metro president and CEO John Nations says they’re in talks with St. Louis city and county police.
“There’s a concern over gangs in St. Louis,” UMSL criminologist Beth Huebner says. “We do have gangs, we do have guns – they are highly related. But then there are groups of people who aren’t associated with gangs, that we know of, that aren’t carrying guns.”
Tuition will increase by $366 for Illinois residents, bringing tuition totals to $7,662 for in-state students and about $21,740 in tuition and fees for out-of-state students.
Some St. Charles County residents will see an increase in their real estate assessments.
126 guns have been reported stolen in the city this year, up 55 percent from a year ago. Another 410 guns have been seized by police.