The man behind the proposal disagrees, saying the estimate is "ridiculously high."
The money comes from the federal economic stimulus package and will go to airports across the state.
Columbia's housing market, while still suffering, could perk up with federal and seller-offered incentives aimed at homebuyers.
The unemployment rate in Missouri increased to 8.3 percent February, the highest in the state since 1986.
Aimed at preventing mad cow disease, FDA rules make disposing of dead livestock more costly.
The Seattle Post-Intellgencer printed its final edition Tuesday. A skeleton staff will remain in the newsroom to work on its digital edition.
Even though the budget for MU might shrink in the next few years, the university is still planning for a steady increase in students.
Insurance firm's chief cites "grave concerns" about retaining talented employees as a reason to keep corporate bonuses.
On Tuesday, the Senate approved a $410 billion check for the government for 2009. Loaded with pet projects, Democrats see it as a victory over the Bush administration's policies while Republicans rank it spending-wise next to Obama's stimulus bill and 2010 budget plan.
The cuts represent about 15 percent of The Star's work force and wages will be reduced for all workers.
Circuit City quits after 60 years of business. The company sold its $1.7 billion worth of inventory sooner than it thought it would after multiple going-out-of-business sales. Circuit City still owes nearly $625 million to creditors.
The proposed reductions, totaling $4.4 million, will go before the board Monday. A board member says 71 positions would be eliminated, but most through attrition, not cutting jobs of current employees.
These are bad times for the economy, so Columbians are turning to churches to get help managing their money.
Experts had projected a smaller drop of about 20,000 jobless claims from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21. Instead, 639,000 requests were filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending Feb. 21, down 31,000 from Feb. 14. However, Missouri had the nation's third highest increase in jobless claims for the week.
The stimulus package will help balance budgets in the short term but won't quickly solve unemployment, low consumer spending and the housing crisis.
Gov. Nixon's plan to build on the state's health care program was rejected Wednesday by the House Budget Committee. A crowd had gathered outside the Capitol to support the health care expansion, and lawmakers debated whether the state has enough money for the project.
The Berry Building and the land it sits on are on the National Register of Historic Places. Last month, renovations began to transform the dilpidated building, which will contain a gym, 12 apartments and 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space.
The Missourian begins a series of videos with experts who give practical advice on tackling today's troubling economy.
President Barack Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night included words of hope regarding issues such as education, the war budget, the economic crisis and other key national problems.
This is his address to the joint session of Congress as released from the press secretary of the White House.