Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s Tax Credit Review Commission has released its revised list of recommendations. Some of the original recommendations have been scaled back: The new list calls for shrinking the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits to $90 million a year, instead of $75 million, and reducing the cap on Low Income Housing to $135 million instead of $80 million. Former GOP Senator Chuck Gross co-chairs the commission.
Following today’s fatal school shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Columbia Public Schools administrators have spent the day discussing safety strategies and offering assurance to principals, educators and parents.
Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark called today’s incident a “nightmare” – but one that schools have to prepare for: "You know we really hope that we never ever have to use the emergency plans, but it is important to have those in place."
All across the country today, local reporting outlets are putting in calls to their local school district public relations professionals in an attempt to report a story about what would happen if the tragedy in Newtown, CT were to happen HERE.
State officials say the personal information of more than 92,000 Missourians was accessed by potential identity thieves who hacked the computer systems of Nationwide Insurance, which also does business as Allied Insurance.
If the death count is 27 or higher as the AP reports, the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut will be the second deadliest shooting in U.S. history. This info graphic outlines some of the worst shootings thus far and the weapons that were used.
This morning's mass shooting in Connecticut might have you wondering how schools in Columbia might react to a similar event. In October, the Columbia School District trained students and teachers in how to react to an "active shooter" event.
With the shooting in Connecticut this morning and one in Portland, Or., a few days ago, it's likely that guns and gun laws will start to come back into the public conversation. After the shootings in Aurora, Calif. earlier this year, KBIA took a look at the business of gun retail in Missouri.
An I-49 mural made by students at Joplin East Middle School
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU
U.S Senator Roy Blunt speaks at a ceremony for I-49 (from L-R): MoDOT Director Kevin Keith, District Engineer Becky Baltz, Chairman of Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Rudolph E. Farber, and Federal Highway Administration’s Victor Mendez