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Released money includes Capitol repairs
Harry Bozoian to serve as acting director
Cites propofol concerns
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.
Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.
Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters
Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.
State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.
Patrol also needs better monitoring of school bus safety, money-handling.
State Auditor Tom Schweich rated as “poor” the work Missouri’s departments of Social Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have been doing in supervising early childhood development and education programs.
State Sen. Mike Kehoe reluctantly admitted defeat this morning on his proposal for a 10-year, one-cent sales tax to pay for transportation improvements.
Gov. Jay Nixon this morning promised to "reduce staff and services accordingly — including making the necessary layoffs — effective July 1" if lawmakers pass the state's budget in its current form.