For the first time this fiscal year, Missouri's state revenues are growing above the rate needed to balance the budget.
The state Office of Administration released figures on Wednesday that show Missouri's net revenues were up 3.1 percent through April - or the first 10 months of the fiscal year. The 2012 budget is based on 2.7 percent growth.
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A St. Louis judge in has awarded nearly $5.77 million to a woman who sued the makers of the "Girls Gone Wild" videos for using an image of her bare breasts without her consent.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the verdict from Judge John Garvey came down in March, after no one showed up for the defense.
Missouri's revenues are up over last year - they're just not growing fast enough to keep the state's budget in balance.
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