Gov. Jay Nixon and University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe spoke at UM's Legislative Day on Tuesday morning. They addressed funding plans for the universities and emphasized the importance of STEM education in the state.
The council's decision might also cause several developers to pull out of Columbia. Before the vote, St. Romaine said representatives of OPUS Group and Park 7 Group told him they plan to cancel their developments if the city did not approve the downtown infrastructure funding.
Although the council's decision Monday night won't establish a downtown tax-increment financing district, it could bolster the plan, which has been criticized by council members, the public and the Boone County government.
Two new developers expressed interest in building this week. On Tuesday, city officials decided that no new buildings that would add to the already strained utilities would go up in the downtown area.
In an executive order issued Feb. 15, 2013, Gov. Jay Nixon committed support to Western Governor's University, which would allow it to become Missouri's only online school with access to in-state financial aid.
SB 492 has received support from university representatives, but a Columbia legislator still has concerns.
Bettie Johnson has served as Boone County's recorder of deeds since 1979. She announced Thursday that she would not run for re-election.
Lawmakers in the state proposed joining a compact last week to seek independence from the Affordable Care Act.
Most of Boone County's Democratic and Republican state legislators spoke with constituents during a forum at Harpo's.
Up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness is designed to keep top students at in-state universities and working in Missouri after graduation.
Two proposed joint resolutions would amend the Missouri constitution in an effort to protect hunters from outside interest groups.
Finley Gibbs will seek to fill the position held by Judge Larry Bryson for the past 28 years.
Gov. Jay Nixon outlines his plan to rebuild Fulton State Hospital, answering questions about the legality of using bonds to finance the construction.
While Missouri governor’s rallying cries brought Democratic representatives to their feet Tuesday night, Republicans said they pushed school funding in past sessions.
In its Oct. 21 session, the Columbia City Council denied CVS Pharmacy's proposal to rezone the southeast corner of Broadway and Providence Road for a new store. The company has signaled it will develop the land anyway.
This week Missouri legislators are debating Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to offer tax incentives to Boeing in hopes of luring thousands of jobs to the state. Columbia legislators offer their take on the bill.
Retired Associated Press write Mike Cochran recalls being asked to be a pallbearer at Lee Harvey Oswald's funeral.
Fifty years later, the same army officers who, as teenage cadets, had guarded Kennedy's grave in November 1963, gathered again in Dublin to honor the former president.
Kendrick, a Columbia Democrat, said he will start his campaign in the coming weeks. He "gets our community," said Kelly, the 45th District incumbent.
State Rep. Chris Kelly has decided not to seek re-election in the Missouri House of Representatives.