- 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)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- 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
Nixon announcing more budget cuts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More spending cuts are coming to Missouri government.
Gov. Jay Nixon planned an announcement today of additional cuts that he says are needed to keep the state budget in balance.
Nixon already has vetoed or cut $430 million from the $23.7 billion budgeted by lawmakers for state operations and capital improvements during the current fiscal year.
Last week, the Division of State Parks and Historic Sites told employees it is eliminating more than 100 positions because of declining tax revenues that finance the agency.
The Missouri Parks Association is urging the agency to reconsider the layoffs and instead look at temporary park closings, furloughs and job-sharing proposals.