JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Governor Jay Nixon is recommending the addition of $3.5 million to a mid-year spending measure for fuel and utility assistance for low-income residents. Nixon's proposal calls for adding funding for the Utilicare program administered by the Department of Social Services. The House approved the measure last week. House members included about $2.7 million for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri retailers could start selling beer by the bottle under legislation given initial approval in the Senate. State law currently prohibits stores from selling beer in packages that contain fewer than three bottles. The bill given preliminary approval yesterday would allow the sale of a single bottles, cans or pouches of beer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen is trying to keep about 800 Veterans Administration jobs downtown. The VA announced last week it planned to consolidate jobs at an office in Overland. Aldermanic president Lewis Reed is circulating a petition through the White House website to keep the jobs in the city.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A woman who was the victim of an infamous kidnapping in Utah will speak at the University of Missouri in Columbia on Friday. Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at age 14 and spent nine months in captivity before being discovered. Smart is now an advocate for abducted and missing children.
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