Nixon filled the cabinet post with a Missouri native and industry veteran.
At a conference Friday in Jefferson City, Gov. Jay Nixon told county officials no cuts to reimbursments would be a victory.
University of Missouri System president can make workers take time off without pay.
A 24-year-old LaGrange man killed his young wife and infant son Tuesday. He is how being held without bond on two charges of second-degree murder.
A live stream of his speech will be available Friday morning on the UM System Web site.
Democratic state Reps. Mary Still, Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber, all of Columbia, as well as state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, answered questions Thursday night from an audience of about 50 Boone County residents at the Columbia Public Library, which partnered with the League of Women Voters.
Some "nontraditional" educators will be required by the federal government to pay into Social Security starting in 2010. These workers have historically paid into the Public School Retirement System. Some believe PSRS has made working at Missouri schools more desirable and fear losing it.
Parts of southern Missouri are still without power with the electrical infrastructure in some areas in shambles.
After much argument, the bill removing a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion, was approved by the Missouri House.
The Missouri House of Representatives approved a job package backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday that would remove a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion.
Barring legislative rejection of the plan, Gov. Jay Nixon will consolidate various scholarship and grant programs under the Department of Higher Education. Nixon also seeks to extend free tuition under the A+ Schools Program beyond community college.
State lawmakers are hoping to pass proposals to clarify ballot summaries by creating a bipartisan review commission and prohibit pay-per-signature petition circulators. A similar bill banning circulators earning money for each signature passed in the house last year, but died in the Senate.
The mother of the Harrisonville girl who was allegedly molested by her father may face more charges in addition to the one count of endangering the welfare of a child she faces now.
Missouri lawmakers' proposals would make some petitions harder to pass by prohibiting per-signature circulators in hopes of preventing fraud.
The bill would provide business incentives and tax breaks to employers.
Paula Hall, 42, of Sparta, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Freda Heyn of Oldfield. A man accused of cleaning up the crime scene is still at large.
Counties are paid $22 per day when the state requires county jails to house prisoners, but county officials say their costs are closer to $40 per day.
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to poisoning his neighbor's dog for barking at night.
An eighth-grader at Westview Middle School outside St. Louis was found to have an unloaded gun in his possession at school Wednesday morning. Parents of students at the school were notified of the incident.
The legislation, which needs another vote before moving to the Senate, includes an expansion of a popular tax incentive program for employers who add well-paying jobs with health insurance benefits.
Christopher Piersee, 24, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.