U.S. Supreme Court to issue ruling after 8 A.M. Wednesday
Lawmakers approved the incentive package during a one-week special session last week. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 23-8 and the House by a vote of 127-20.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office has appealed the stay of execution for convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, calling the federal appeals court ruling “an abuse of discretion.”
Allen Nicklasson, 41, had been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the budget he proposes next month will include a bond issuance to rebuild the Fulton State Hospital.
Without that change, Jay Nixon might not have had a chance at what could be one of his greatest governmental achievements — attracting Boeing to make one the biggest industrial investments in Missouri history.
The incentives will be a key part of Missouri’s bid for the Boeing 777X jetliner in a competition featuring more than a dozen states from coast to coast.
Temperatures were 40 degrees colder than Wednesday, when much of Missouri basked in weather in the 60s.
Part of the incentive package to lure Boeing to St. Louis will include land near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The Senate’s 23-8 vote in a special session sends the measure to the House with just a few days remaining before what Gov. Jay Nixon has said is a Tuesday deadline to submit a proposal to Boeing.