Three Missouri World War Two veterans have received France’s Legion of Honor medal, the highest award given by the French government for service to that country. The three were recognized Monday at a ceremony at the State Capitol.
A Missouri marijuana advocacy group is protesting the citation of two petitioners in St. Charles over the weekend.
By Joseph Leahy, KWMU.
Two volunteers for Show-Me Cannabis Regulation say they were detained by police shortly after midnight while collecting signatures.
“I think they legitimately thought that that counted as soliciting," said John Payne, a spokesman for the group. "But gathering signatures for a petition is very much protected by the First Amendment. That is pure political expression in a purely public area.”
Missouri’s Secretary of State has now approved more than a dozen petitions related to the taxing of tobacco products. But a lot fewer are likely to end up in circulation. Of those remaining, the aims may be very different.
A patent attorney who vouched for a Chinese artificial sweetener factory has testified that he became aware of concerns about the Chinese site before a deal closed to finance the construction of a similar plant in Moberly.
Los Angeles attorney Michael Wise testified yesterday by video conference after being subpoenaed by a special Missouri House committee investigating the failure of Mamtek U.S. Incorporated, which had been offered state and local incentives to open a factory in Moberly.
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would cap state spending, based on each year’s inflation rate and population growth. The vote split almost entirely along party lines.