Legislation passed Wednesday by the Senate would give the Missouri Department of Transportation greater power to award design-build contracts for road and bridge projects.
The Missouri House voted 143-17 Wednesday to exempt companies worth $10 million or less from paying business franchise taxes. A business franchise tax is a levy on a corporation's assets, inventory and property.
The first-degree assault case against 40-year-old Tonia Peterson was dropped Monday because of lack of evidence. Peterson was accused of poisoning her husband with Visine eyedrops in his tea.
A Missouri Senate committee rejected a ban on the use of automated cameras at red lights. Proponents of the ban contend that the cameras are unconstitutional and lead to rear-end accidents.
Gov. Jay Nixon and leaders from the town of Repulic announced plans for a new McLane Company grocery distribution center that is expected to create 400 jobs. The 400,000-square foot warehouse is expected to open in 2010.
Michael Hunt, 29, pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge Tuesday in the 2008 shooting death of his father. His sentencing will be on May 5.
Kansas City officials are thinking about applying for one of the remaining spots in a federal program to privatize airports. Officials estimate the sale would bring in $1 billion for city operations and construction.
Under the bill, people convincted of failing to pay child support could have their sentences reduced if they complete court-ordered treatment or resume payments. The bill will now be sent to the House.
The crash occured on Old Business 54, as a 17-year-old driver turned off of U.S. 54 in Callaway county Tuesday evening, colliding with another vehilcle, killing a 38-year-old man and 18-year-old man.
Insurance lobbyists argued in front of Congress that covering additional programs for autistic children is not feasible.
Some members of the Missouri Public Service Commission said they're worried a bill that would affect how utility companies recoup financing costs for new power plants could increase the commission's workload.
"Extension is viewed as a core part of what we do," Forsee said. "As we think about our budget and the tough allocations, we certainly look at the total of that budget."
The dispute over the legality of the procedures' adoption has halted Missouri executions since 2005. It is unclear when executions will resume. The state has more than a dozen pending requests for execution dates.
Districts that choose the four-day option could lengthen their school days by an hour and shorten their school year by 32 days.
The stimulus includes $7.2 billion in competitive grants and loans for broadband expansion aimed at rural areas. About one-fifth of Missourians live where there is no high-speed Internet access.
The legislation would allow for the creation of port improvement districts that could impose property and sales taxes.
The bill would classify saw and planing mmills as agricultural and horticultural land instead of commercial property. Supporters say the new zoning could drop the mills' tax rate from 32 percent to 12 percent.
UM System President Gary Forsee says he won't accept $100,000 in bonuses he is entitled to receive and said he would also forgo a performance award in 2010 and doesn't want a salary increase in 2009.
A lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contends that environmental issues and the effect of diverting Missouri River water to North Dakota was not considered when the plan was approved.
Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, and Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday calling for changes in the military's approach to substance abuse.