Greitens says he'll keep fighting "no matter how painful they make it"
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 3:27pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens said Thursday he won't give up in the face of two scandals and possible impeachment proceedings.
"No matter what they throw at me, no matter how painful they make it, no matter how much suffering they want to put me and my family through and my team through, I want to let you know, when I look to my left, I see you," Greitens said at an event to announce funding for Missouri's biodiesel program.
House committee seeking documents from Greitens, campaign organizations
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 3:07pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The House committee investigating alleged misconduct by Gov. Eric Greitens filed a new lawsuit in Cole County on Thursday, seeking documents from A New Missouri, Inc. and Greitens for Missouri.
The two organizations were formed by Greitens and his campaign advisors during his gubernatorial campaign.
Missouri legislators tentatively agree to raise tuition caps
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 2:32pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A cap on the amount Missouri universities can increase tuition would increase under an agreement that lawmakers from the House and Senate reached.
The Columbia Missourian reports that the tentative agreement reached Tuesday would allow public higher education institutions to raise tuition to match any increase in the consumer-price index. An additional increase of up to 5 percent would also be allowed, but only in cases in which state funding had been cut the previous year. And in those cases, the increase could not exceed the amount of the previous year's cut.
General Assembly wraps up on eve of historic special session
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 4:20am
JEFFERSON CITY – Before they can begin their special session looking into scandals involving Gov. Eric Greitens, Missouri lawmakers much wrap up their regular business.
A Historic Special Session
Court says Columbia city manager "knowingly" violated Sunshine Law
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 12:37pm
COLUMBIA - The office of Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes knowingly violated the Sunshine Law, a Boone County judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by the Columbia Police Officer's Association.
Judge J. Hasbrouck Jacobs made the ruling Tuesday, more than a year and a half after the lawsuit was first filed. CPOA filed the suit after its request for responses to a survey from the city manager's office was denied. The survey, given in August 2016, asked about possible shift changes for city police officers.
Person struck, killed by patrol vehicle in St. Louis suburb
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 11:04am
ST. PETERS (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has struck and killed a pedestrian with his patrol vehicle on Interstate 70 in suburban St. Louis.
St. Charles County Police says the crash happened Wednesday night near a busy shopping area in St. Peters. Witnesses reported that the pedestrian was attempting to cross from the north side of the interstate to the south side. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The person's name wasn't immediately released.
Groundbreaking at Columbia College to meet students' needs
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 12:00am
COLUMBIA - Columbia College is digging deep to solve a problem of limited space on campus.
President Scott Dalrymple said the groundbreaking for a new hall was to celebrate finding a solution to two problems the college is facing.
Missouri Senate passes regulations on public unions
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 12:52am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri senators on Wednesday passed a bill to further regulate public unions, including a proposed requirement that they hold recertification elections every three years and get permission annually to withhold dues from workers' paychecks.
Unions would need at least half of employees to vote in their favor in order to be recertified under the legislation. The measure passed the Senate 21-11 and now heads back to the House because of Senate changes.
Missouri Legislature approves changes to electric rates
Posted on 16 May 2018 at 11:00pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has passed a measure that could allow the biggest electric companies in the state to recover more of their costs for infrastructure improvements from customers.
The bill, approved by the House Wednesday 125-20, affects the nearly 2 million people who use The Empire Electric District, Ameren Corp. and Kansas City Power & Light Co. across the state. Companies would be given more flexibility as to when and how they changed their rates, in response to declining electricity usage.
Randolph County pilot program lets parents bring babies to work
Posted on 16 May 2018 at 10:31pm
MOBERLY - When you check-in at the Randolph County Health Department, you'll be greeted by two-month-old Anna Goddard snuggling with her mom, Laura, in a baby wrap. That's because employees at the health department can bring their babies to work until the infant is four months old through a new pilot program.
"It's great and I think it needs to be established in as many work places as possible, especially for moms that are breastfeeding," Laura said.