- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Blunt calls special session to start Aug. 20
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is calling a special legislative session starting Aug. 20 to address economic development and a measure to speed up bridge repairs.
The special session is a second chance on the economic development bill.
Last month, Blunt vetoed a package of tax breaks that he said could have cost about $200 million, contained errors and would have directed money to some questionable causes.
The Republican governor says he reached a consensus with legislative leaders on a revised tax incentive package that would cost $51 million in its first year.
Separate legislation would fix a glitch that has delayed the Department of Transportation's plan to award a single bid to repair and maintain about 800 bridges.