J. Mike Brooks was appointed Columbia's first economic development director on Monday; the current president and chief executive of the Indiana Health Industry Forum will officially take the position on July 15.
Columbia customers and car dealers ponder the economic consequences of GM's recent file for bankruptcy, the fourth-largest in U.S. history.
The economic downturn causes couples to re-evaluate the cost of divorce. For some, this means staying under the same roof.
The state unemployment rate decreased six-tenths of a point from March to 8.1. percent, but Missouri still reported less than the usual seasonal gains expected in April.
Dubbed the "fair tax" by one legislator, the consumption tax has garnered criticism from another legislator as being "not sound."
The state will be able to offer an additional $30 million in tax credits once the governor signs the authorizing legislation.
The bill expands tax incentives for Missouri businesses, while it imposes new restrictions on some tax credits, letting Republicans and Democrats claim success.
Most GM dealers in Columbia say they have yet to hear if they've been cut.
The bill, passed Friday, would give unemployed workers an extra 20 weeks of benefits.
Turbulent agricultural conditions in the Midwest contributed to the tightened farm credit, the agency said.
From Missouri to Ohio, many farmers have had a difficult time planting corn because there haven't been enough consecutive days without rain to dry up the land. Normally by this time of year, 75 percent of Missouri's corn crop has been planted. But only 39 percent has been planted so far.
Legislation passed by the Missouri House would require new owners of foreclosed properties to give current tenants 10 business days' warning before evicting them.
The U.S. Labor Department gave Missouri more than $770,000 Tuesday as the final installment of a grant meant to help employees recently laid off by the auto industry. The grant, approved April 2008, amounts to just over $1.73 million.
After filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, Chrysler hopes to reemerge within 30 days. The car company has had a range of shoppers, some of whom are encouraged by President Barack Obama's pledge the government will back warranties issued by the company.
The St. Louis North plant would close under the plan, but a company spokeswoman said employees would be offered jobs at another location.
$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.
Nixon signed an executive order Thursday that will mandate state agencies to reduce energy consumption by 2 percent each year over the next decade. He said within the next year it will save state taxpayers more than $1 million.
The state has flexibility with about $2 billion of stimulus money. House Republicans want some of that to go back to taxpayers.
Ohio joins Missouri in studying whether a commercial trucks-only lane would increase safety and decrese traffic congestion.