The governor will speak on Thursday in Kirksville, Hannibal and St. Louis County about the plan, which is aimed at helping small businesses make ends meet during the economic downturn.
The city's Tax Increment Financing Commission voted for the applications of The Tiger Hotel and the Tenth and Locust projects. The commission's mayoral appointees voted unanimously for both projects.
The Special Business District Board voted Tuesday to move forward on the process of creating a downtown Community Improvement District.
The Midwest Fair Tax rally is to take place at the Boone County Fairgrounds and is expected to include appearances by legislators, radio personalities and Joe the Plumber. Its organizers are looking at Missouri as a battleground state for their platform.
Missouri farmers and others throughout the Midwest criticize the USDA's controversial National Animal Identification System, calling it a "costly mistake" and "unnecessary."
And earlier in the day, a bankruptcy judge approved Chysler's plan to terminate 789 dealer franchises.
Representatives from the Board of Education plan to vote against the two plans before the Tax Increment Financing Committee at Tuesday's meeting.
The agriculture department's town hall meeting brought hundreds of farmers objecting to a National Animal Identification System that registers animals and farms.
The House proposal, which is set for a floor vote on Tuesday, is aimed at stimulating car sales, improving the environment and encouraging consumers to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles. Alternative bills with similar parameters have been proposed in the Senate.
In a statement released after the vote, representatives for the Globe said they were disappointed with the outcome and had no "financially viable alternative" but to declare an impasse and impose the deeper wage cut to achieve the necessary savings.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued an order to delay the sale, which Fiat might back out of if the sale is not completed by June 15.
The General Motors Corp. plant in Wentzville, Mo., will go from two shifts to one shift in early August. About 900 workers will be laid off.
Two new iPhones will be available on June 19. Apple hopes the newer models will sell even though they will be more expensive than the original model, which is dropping to $99.
Dealers terminated by Chrysler have been busy clearing their lots. Some are in court arguing that dropping them won't save the company much money.
With high premiums and the economic downturn pushing customers away, and with many of the nation's baby boomers preparing to switch over to Medicare, the U.S. health insurance industry is looking for new ways to stay profitable.
City Manager Bill Watkins' presentation on economic development stressed the need for coordination to avoid missing opportunities to attract new jobs.
The city offers rebate programs for those who wish to make their building more energy-efficient. Water and Light will add nearly $1 million toward general improvements and increased incentives on top of its $1.4 million already in use.
The increased possibility of being laid off has caused some workers to secure their jobs by taking on more duties and longer hours.
The classification of the area was changed from agricultural to light industrial in the hopes of attracting businesses to the region. While local business leaders, such as the Columbia Area Jobs Foundation, supported the measure, area residents expressed concern over the change for a variety of reasons.
Although President Barack Obama declares he has no interest in running GM, letting go of the reins may prove difficult.