Missouri lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break. House leaders touted their first-half accomplishments while downplaying controversy over Speaker Steven Tilley’s decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
In Missouri, women still earn just 74 cents to the dollar, compared to men – one of the worst ratios in the nation. But a report released yesterday also has some good news on gender equality in Missouri, especially in higher education.
Budget writers in the Missouri House have approved their version of the 13 bills that make up the state's budget for next year. Committee members eliminated $28 million for a program that aids the blind, but then put 6 million back into it from another source.
Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel. The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.