Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gov. Jay Nixon spent a few minutes in Wentzville Tuesday morning, meeting with GM workers at a local restaurant.
Gov. Jay Nixon stopped by Wentzville on Tuesday morning for a brief visit with GM workers at Pete's Drive-In. Nixon shook hands around the room and spoke to workers about his work to bring jobs to Missouri with a "targeted package" for the expansion of the auto industry. "The legislature didn't get it done the first time, so I brought them back for a special session, but I did not pay them time-and-a-half for the extra session," Nixon joked. Nixon said that with the $1.1 billion Ford expansion in Kansas City and the $380 million GM expansion in Wentzville, there was never a question in his mind that the workers of the Show-Me State could deliver a competitive product. Nixon later answered questions from reporters about Dave Spence, his …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Find out what the new measures mean for driving by MoDOT vehicles, the No-Call List and childhood asthma sufferers in school.
Missourians woke up to a bevvy of new laws which went into effect August 28, 2012. For a complete list of what bills were "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed," including bills that were also vetoed by Governor Nixon, check this link to the Missouri General Assembly's website. Missouri state lawmakers are scheduled to return to Jefferson City for the veto override session next month.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Businesses with fewer than 50 employees could qualify for the $10,000 tax deduction for each new job added.
Gov. Jay Nixon stopped at the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday as part of his statewide tour to promote bipartisan efforts at job creation. Nixon spoke briefly to a small crowd about House Bill 1661, a bill which provides a tax deduction for businesses that create new jobs in the next two years. Small businesses with 50 employees or fewer can receive a $10,000 tax deduction for each new job they create. The jobs must pay the county prevailing wage, which varies for each profession, or the state average wage. See the prevailing wage list for St. Charles County here. The business must keep employees for 52 weeks and the bill includes a look-back provision. Businesses can receive a $20,000 tax deduction if the employer …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Here's a round-up of some recent stories featured on O'Fallon Patch.
In case you missed some news, we've rounded up some of the top headlines from last week.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Expansion at the plant will accommodate the production of the Colorado mid-size pickup truck.
GM celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Chevrolet brand by announcing a rebirth at it's Wentzville truck plant. The plant, which lost its second shift in 2009 and didn't have a product guarantee beyond 2012, will add a second shift on its van line and be the home of the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck. Officials from General Motors and the United Auto Workers announced an investment of $380 million in the Wentzville plant and the addition of 1,260 new jobs to build the Colorado. Those jobs will likely come online in 2013, once the expansion of facility is complete. The second shift on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size van lines, which will include over 400 additional workers, begins running Jan. 3, 2012. The …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sgt. Steven Landsness was recognized for saving a woman's life while he was off-duty last October.
Sgt. Steven M. Landsness of the O’Fallon Police Department was one of six Missouri police officers honored by Gov. Jay Nixon in Jefferson City on Wednesday. The law enforcement officers received the Missouri Medal of Valor, a recognition for extraordinary acts of bravery that saved someone's life in 2010. Landsness was honored for his actions that saved a woman's life in October 2010 while he was off-duty. He was walking on a trail in Florissant, when he heard a woman screaming for help as she struggled against the Missouri River current. While others stood by, Landsness jumped into the water, swam 75 feet and pulled the woman onto shore, saving her life. Earlier this year, Landsness also received: “I don’t think that it was really …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Governor's office says bill will be "reviewed closely."
Although Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is not indicating whether he'll sign a revised social networking bill this week, the bill is now on his desk awaiting his approval. As previously reported by Patch, revisions to the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act had been making their way through the General Assembly all last week. Friday the revised bill finally made it's way through the house and senate and is now on Governor Jay Nixon's desk. Last month, Patch reported on the controversy and confusion surrounding Senate Bill 54, also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act. It is sponsored by former Ladue school board member and Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, and designed to protect students. The Missouri State …
Friday, September 9, 2011
As school gets underway in O'Fallon and around the state, class is in session for a debate of the role of social media and email in education.
Missouri’s students are in new classrooms for a new academic year. Meanwhile, many of their teachers have a lot more than lesson plans and grades to consider. Near the end of August, the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) sued the state over a new Missouri social network law that prevents students and teachers from having electronic conversations that cannot be accessed by school administrators and parents. As Town and Country-Manchester Patch reported, “this also means (students and teachers) cannot be friends on Facebook.” Talk about a real civics lesson in the virtual life. Adding Up the Arguments Many Missouri teachers say connecting with their pupils via Facebook and email is an important part of reaching today’s students …