Newscast for January 19, 2012

Jan 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including

  • Former Missouri House member Judy Baker has entered the Democratic race for lieutenant governor. Baker, of Columbia, announced her candidacy Thursday while pledging to champion initiatives for seniors and veterans.
  • One day after giving it first-round approval, the Missouri House has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to place spending caps on the state budget. 
  • The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
  • An attorney who vouched for the legitimacy of a Chinese artificial sweetener factory says he became aware of concerns about the Chinese site before a deal closed to build a similar plant in rural Missouri.