Kurt Erickson is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Unlike prior years, Missouri state revenues are robust thanks to federal pandemic aid and rebounding tax receipts.
David Barklage failed to report $443,633 in income from 2012-2014 and failed to pay $151,843 in taxes, an indictment says.
It is among a number of high-profile bills awaiting action as the Legislature heads into its final week of work before a May 14 adjournment.
St. Louis is set to get $517 million through President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
The Department’s flawed response to questions included saying there were two substantiated reports of neglect at a school when there were actually 10.
Bill would ban police chokeholds, and also boost penalties for protesters who block traffic.
The proposal also updates the definition of stalking to account for technological changes.
An estimated one-third of the state workforce was working remotely at the height of the pandemic.
The state’s 20 prisons have seen a steep decline in the number of COVID-19 cases.
Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz said an ongoing impasse will keep gambling expansion from moving forward in the final two weeks of the Legislature’s annual spring session.