The House Administration and Accounts Committee unanimously voted to freeze per diem increases for Missouri legislators. The freeze would be set at the September 2009 rates of $87.20 per day.
The House Education Appropriation's Committee Chairman said he is likely to uphold a tuition plan that was announced in November. If the plan passes, Missouri colleges will freeze in-state undergraduate tution. The recommendation is expected to be finalized by the committee Thursday and then passed on to the House Budget Committee.
Marie Nau Hunter's involvement with public art prompted the Missouri Arts Council to grant her a leadership award.
The state's response to Ryan Ferguson's motion to remand filed Tuesday says Charles Erickson's new testimony cannot be introduced at this stage.
Columbia bought two turbines from the Columbia Energy Center for just under $18 million. City Manager Bill Watkins said the purchase further's the city's goals in renewable energy sources.
Columbia residents are lining up behind the city's possible application to bring Google's trial Internet service to the community.
Stephens College hosted three women speakers in an attempt to inspire students to take on leadership roles. Thursday's event was part of the new Women in Civic Leadership Series.
Nixon's appointee still needs to be confirmed by the Senate.
Members must be registered voters who have lived in Columbia for at least one year.
The Jefferson County Animal Control center has been told to stop euthanizing animals in light of a report stating that no veternarian was present during the process, which is against the law
A preliminary hearing for Columbia's former water and light director James Kraig Kahler has been postponed until May 19. Kahler is charged with the murders of four family members in Burlingame, Kan.
Toyota is looking into Corolla models after complaints have emerged that it is hard to steer straight. These new concerns come just as the company responds to complaints about brake issues with the Prius model
The Tax Commission had voted to increase taxes on the highest-producing agricultural land, but the House voted to block the changes Thursday.
A Jefferson County landfill may have increased levels of methane gas. Property owners within 1,000 will be notified. The owners of this landfill have been working with the state on methane issues since 1996.
A pipe bomb was disarmed in the center of Branson Landing on Thursday. Fireworks were also found inside a car in a parking garage at the Landing
Sen. Joe Keaveny has recommended raising seat belt infraction fines from $10 to $50.
A bill that would give the auditor that power is being considered by the legislature.