A Missouri House committee that’s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year. One recommendation would give lawmakers more of a say into the use of the state’s Rainy Day fund.
Business Beat looks at economic and business news around mid-Missouri. Starting this week, we’re adding another voice into the mix. Business Beat will be a platform for weekly reporting from Harvest Public Media. Harvest is a network of reporters across five states reporting on the topics of food, fuel and field.
A new study finds that Missouri women earn about 75% of what men earn. As Jacob McCleland tells us, a U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that Missouri’s earning gap has remained relatively unchanged since 1997.
This year marks a grim birthday: it was thirty years ago that the first AIDS victims were officially diagnosed. Though the rate of new HIV infections in the US has stabilized in recent years, the percentage of those in rural areas has been on the rise. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, World AIDS Day.