A group that oversees mental-health services in Boone County is considering merging into another city or county institution. The Boone County Mental Health Board has suffered from sporadic meeting attendance and failed attempts to create a community mental-health fund.
A House committee heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would abolish the death penalty in Missouri. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, the bill would also commute sentences of all current Death Row inmates to “life without parole."
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for next year. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, Republican leaders pushed through their plan to restore higher education cuts proposed by Governor Jay Nixon by refusing to fund a program for blind residents.
A bust of controversial conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh--who is from Cape Girardeau--might be placed in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state capitol building. This week we talk with Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, the man leading the charge to put the bust in the Hall.
House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards. As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.
The president of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District says new facilities would cut down the district’s emergency response times, so the district is asking southern Boone County residents to vote in favor of a $2 million bond issue on April 3rd.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he's disappointed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request to provide disaster aid to residents in 18 southern and northern Missouri counties recently hit by violent weather.