Transform News

May 2010

$146 million in interest-free bonds for school construction projects
May 28, 2010 - Qualified School Construction Bonds awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go to 60 school districts around the state and help those districts pay financing costs connected with projects that are creating jobs and improving school facilities.
New bills to benefit Mo veterans and their families, active military members, and at-risk youth
May 28, 2010 - Governor goes to veterans homes in St. Louis and Mexico to sign House Bill 1524, House Bill 1893, House Bill 2147 and House Bill 2262
Planning initiative to pinpoint strategies to transform Mo's economy
May 21, 2010 - Gov. Nixon names advisers from private sector to lead development of strategic economic plan.
$195,897 awarded to St. Louis community center to help at-risk youth
May 20, 2010 - Kingdom House to direct funds to afterschool, summer day camp, employment skills development and youth development programs.
Mo is top state in putting federal wastewater improvement funds to work
May 19, 2010 - Missouri communities have put out for bid, awarded and started construction of projects totaling 100% of the state's allocation.
State releases FY 2011 budget shortfall estimate
May 19, 2010 - Estimated $350 million will need to be reduced from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget approved by the legislature last week.
Gov. announces creation of 800 new high-tech jobs in Columbia
May 17, 2010 - Technology innovator IBM to establish delivery center to serve U.S., global clients.
New pioneer soybean production facility in New Madrid
May 17, 2010 - $55 million facility will help farmers meet strong global demand for grain, create 50 new local jobs.
Southwest Community Bank, Springfield, acquired by Simmons First National Bank, Pine Bluff, Ark.
May 14, 2010 - Missouri Division of Finance today accepted possession of Southwest Community Bank, Springfield, and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) as receiver.
Potosi recieves infrastructure grant, will help expand and create 42 new jobs
May 7, 2010 - Grant will aid city in completing public infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate 100-year-old shoe company's local expansion.
Amtrak celebrates Mo travel and trains with "Catch A Train, Catch a Game" sweepstakes
May 06, 2010 - Amtrak, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Division of Tourism are partnering to celebrate National Train Day (May 8, 2010) and National Travel and Tourism Week (May 8 - 16, 2010).
Dept of Natural Resources offers grants for renewable energy studies
May 5, 2010 - DNR offers grants for renewable energy resource assessments and project feasibility studies by Missouri residents, businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, universities and research institutions, and county or city governments.
State releases Apr 2010 General Revenue Report
May 5, 2010 - 2010 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections declined 11.7 percent compared to fiscal year 2009, from $6.4 billion last year to $5.7 billion this year.
New state transportation program lacks funding, presents bleak future
May 05, 2010 - Stagnant state revenues, uncertain federal funding and no more money from Amendment 3 bonds is causing highway and bridge construction in Missouri to decrease dramatically.