Too bad tiny Edina, Mo., doesn't have a movie theater, because the town itself is about to make it to the big screen. The remote northeast Missouri town of 1,200 residents offers the sort of rural remoteness that brought independent film director Chris Grega to the town square to shoot scenes for his suspense horror film, "Sound of Nothing." The film will premiere July 18 at the Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis as part of the St.
People convicted in municipal court of things like driving too fast or playing their music too loud soon could be forced to cough up another $3.
The Kansas City Star reports that the money will help replenish the pension fund of roughly 150 retired Missouri sheriffs and their spouses. But the surcharge has sparked outrage from some municipal judges across the state. They say it's unfair, might violate the state constitution and worry that other fees will be added.
State lawmakers have limited the spending authority of the Missouri State Highway Patrol over frustration concerning the purchase of a new airplane frequently used by the governor.
A new law taking effect Aug. 28 will require the patrol to get legislative approval before spending more than $100,000 from a special state fund on any vehicle.
The new restrictions come after lawmakers complained that they were not told in advance about the patrol's purchase last December of a new $5.6 million airplane. Records show that Nixon has flown on the plane frequently.
Gov. Jay Nixon has set a personal high mark for vetoes during this year's legislative session. He rejected 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to his desk. That's almost 20 percent of them.
The high veto rate may reveal something about both the Republican-led Legislature and Democratic governor.
Political science professor Peverill Squire of the University of Missouri said the new Republican supermajority in the legislature appears to have passed more conservative bills. He said Nixon may be positioning himself for future federal office.
There will be no immediate answer on how Missouri replaces a lieutenant governor who leaves partway through a term.
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would require a new lieutenant governor to be selected during the next general election, while an aide for the departing officeholder handles the office's duties in the meantime. Under the vetoed bill, the lieutenant governor's responsibilities as Senate president were to be handled by a senator.
Nixon says the measure would have created a "confusing and untenable process."