Newscast for January 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • A new bill moving through the Missouri Senate would reform workers' compensation in the state.
  • The Home Depot in Joplin where seven people died during a tornado last May is set to reopen.
  • A fund has been set up to assist with the expenses the residents might face after the shuttering of two mobile home parks in Columbia.
  • A Missouri senator is proposing to eliminate the state income tax for some low-income residents while raising the tax on smokers.
  • A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending.