Governor Jay Nixon loves to brag about Missouri’s “spotless Triple-A” credit rating and did so again in his State of the State speech. But that rating might be in danger now, according to a statement released by credit rating agency Moody’s on Tuesday.
A Missouri House Representative is pushing for new school bullying policies. Representative Sue Allen’s House Bill 134 was heard at a public hearing this morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education.
Free HIV/AIDS testing was offered Thursday at MU’s Student Center, as a consortium of campus organizations came together to raise awareness of the epidemic to black communities. The MU Black Men’s Initiative, also known as MBMI, sponsored the 3rd annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday. MBMI Coordinator Marcus Mayes says it’s important to address the stigma that comes with being tested.
During a visit with business and healthcare leaders on the MU campus Thursday. Governor Jay Nixon said expanding Missouri's Medicaid program would bring more federal money to the state and create about 24,000 new jobs in the first year. Nixon called the expansion a smart business decision that would bring Missouri taxpayer money back into the state.
We'll admit that we've never heard of it till this NPR story came along: parlor music. It's a genre of music popular in the late 19th century--before recorded music gave people something to listen to in the parlor. Lena Hughes was never famous outside of Missouri but she was a master of the genre. Now, more than a decade after her death, one of her superfans is reissuing the only recording she ever made.
A proposition to raise taxes in Ashland passed its first approval, but needs clarification as it moves forward.
The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the first reading of a city sales tax on Tuesday. The plan would call for a rise in sales tax by a half-cent.
Although board members are pushing for this tax increase, they understand that a clearer definition of who will benefit from the tax increase is necessary. Board Member David Thomas said voters should know what they're voting on.