The Missouri House continued its swift work today on the $23 billion state budget, giving it first-round approval after only a few hours of debate.
But before doing so, lawmakers removed most of the money they had allocated for Governor Jay Nixon’s travel budget.
Missouri is one of a handful of states applying for some $2.4 billion in federal funding for high-speed rail projects that Florida rejected last month.
Governor Jay Nixon was in Kirkwood today to announce Missouri's application for nearly $1 billion in new funding.
In recent months, rail projects have become politicized with many GOP lawmakers calling for states to refuse the funds.
The only known signed photo of Jesse James, the notorious outlaw from Missouri, will go to auction next week in Chicago.
The photo shows James with slicked back hair and gazing away from the camera at an angle. It’s signed J.W. James. (His middle name was Woodson).
Mary Williams with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers says she was skeptical until she saw the signature first-hand and noted its similarity to a letter James is said to have signed.
The city treasurer is a Cardinals fan - and so he's cutting other Cardinals fans a break on Opening Day.
Attorneys say five St. Louis police officers have now admitted to sharing a graphic cell phone photo of the body of a man killed in a March 8 shootout with authorities.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that revelation came Tuesday during a federal court hearing.
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