Embattled Missouri Governor Proposes $68M In Higher Ed Cuts

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and DAVID LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities. Greitens pitched the cut on Monday while…

St. Louisians Participate In Annual March For Life Event In Washington, D.C.

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  About 3,000 St. Louisians participated in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, The event commemorates the the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973. Each year the March attracts about 500,000 people. President Donald Trump expressed his support for the pro-life…

Missouri Governor: ‘No Blackmail,’ ‘No Violence’ In Affair

By DAVID A. LIEB and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser. Greitens told…

Illinois Governor To Air Ad Of Rival, Blagojevich On Wiretap

By SARA BURNETT and JOHN O’CONNOR, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has reserved 30-minute time slots on TV stations across Illinois for infomercial-like campaign ads featuring FBI recordings of conversations between a top Democratic rival and now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The ads, which include 11 minutes of discussions between billionaire businessman…