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| April 29, 2013
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate this week could consider whether to give final approval to a bill cutting income taxes for individuals and businesses while raising the state sales tax. Republicans say the shift could make the state more appealing to businesses but Governor Jay Nixon says it could be a burden for people on fixed incomes.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An alderman wants to make fortune-telling legal in the St. Louis. Shane Cohn has introduced legislation to repeal a city law that makes fortune-telling a misdemeanor. A similar effort failed about 20 years ago when several aldermen argued that phony seers might take advantage of older people.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has nominated two businessmen to serve on the board of governors at Missouri Southern. The state Senate must approve the appointments of Keith Hankins of Stockton and Mitch McCumber of Noel.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Zoo is welcoming a 251-pound bouncing bundle of joy. The 38-inch tall elephant was born late Friday. The calf isn’t on display yet, but zoo official say they’ll hold a contest to name her.

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Suburban St. Louis police are investigating after an 86-year-old woman said a man posing as a UPS employee tied her up and stole valuables from her home. Authorities in Ellisville say the theft was reported this weekend.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis is warning students after a weekend sexual assault. Authorities say a student at the St. Charles school was attacked early yesterday in men’s housing.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Some adjunct professors at Moberly Area Community College are losing work. The school is seeking ways to keep down costs of providing health insurance to employees. Part-time professors will have a six-credit teaching limit this summer and a nine-credit limit in the fall semester.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made more than $200,000 on his inaugural celebration. He plans to keep the surplus money in his political committee. The extra contributions combined with excess cash from the 2012 campaign gave Nixon’s political committee a balance of more than $427,000 at the start of April.

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