Forecasters call for Missouri’s revenues to grow by just over 3 percent during the next fiscal year, and a conservative group wants any left over money to be returned to taxpayers or added to the state’s Rainy Day fund. Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican legislative leaders released the annual revenue estimate ahead of the 2013 legislative session.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a veteran executive of health care systems as director of the Department of Social Services. Alan Freeman is president and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers, which operates five health care centers and a community health program in St. Louis.
Officials are discouraging travel in southeastern Missouri until crews clear the roads from what was expected to be heavy snowfall with blizzard conditions.
The National Weather Service placed 13 counties from the Bootheel to north of Cape Girardeau under a blizzard warning from Tuesday night to midday today. Total accumulations were expected to range from three inches in the Bootheel to 12 inches farther north.
On January 1st, 10 states, including Missouri, are scheduled to raise the minimum wage. Missouri’s minimum wage will jump up by 10 cents to $7.35 per hour. And, the pay increases could provide a nice bump in the state’s economy.
The minimum-wage increase comes after state voters approved a 2006 proposition to keep the minimum wage at a rate matching the growing cost of living.
Terry and Tony DeWeese are identical twins and have spent their entire lives together. Once they graduate from Hallsville High School, Tony and Terry will be apart for the first time in their lives. Terry will enlist in the US Marine Corps and attend basic training at Camp Pendleton in June, and Tony will attend college in Kansas. Tony has Cerebral Palsy, preventing him from enlisting with his brother.
Merry Christmas! Today Paul Pepper invites local all-female barbershop quartet SYMPATICO to perform holiday favorites like, "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" and "White Christmas". Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com
Merry Christmas! Today Paul Pepper invites local all-female barbershop quartet SYMPATICO to perform holiday favorites like, "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" and "White Christmas". December 25, 2012
Poinsettias provided by Tiger Garden: 573-884-1191 or www.mutigergarden.com