- 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
Gov. Nixon withdraws more than 80 appointments
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has withdrawn more than 80 appointments, including three who have faced trouble winning approval from the Republican-controlled chamber.
Appointments for former Democratic Party chairman John Temporiti to the Missouri Housing Development Commission; former House member Bill Ransdall to the state Tax Commission; and former House member Phil Smith to the Administrative Hearing Commission ran into trouble.
The appointments were made when the legislature was not in session, so senators had 30 days to approve them. For many of the appointees, senators did not have enough time to review them. Senate President Pro Tem Charlie Shields, a Republican from St. Joseph, said he expects many of the selections to be reappointed.