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Fired state contractor wins $152,000

A Cole County circuit judge has awarded a former state contractor almost $152,000 after the state canceled his contract for using illegal workers. K. Asamoah-Boadu, an African native and U.S. citizen, sued the state in 2007. In March of that ...

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Auditor can’t review retirement systems

A Cole County judge says the Missouri State Auditor has no authority to look at the books of state employees’ retirement systems. Auditor Susan Montee had sought to do financial and performance audits of the Local Government Employees’ Retirement System, ...

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Judge OKs wording in measure on union elections

An effort to grant state constitutional protection to secret ballots in union elections has overcome one legal obstacle. A judge in Jefferson City this afternoon rejected a legal challenge to the secretary of state’s summary language and the cost estimate ...

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Callahan named U.S. attorney

It's finally official.

Judge Richard Callahan has been tapped to become the federal prosecutor for Eastern Missouri.

President Barack Obama today announced his picks for four U.S. attorney openings. He chose Callahan, a circuit judge in Jefferson City, to take over the U.S. attorney's office in St. Louis. The previous U.S. attorney was Catherine Hanaway.

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School funding formula upheld

Supreme Court says 25 percent is all that state must spend

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld Missouri's method for funding public schools. More than 200 school districts, called the Coalition for Educational Equality, sued the state in 2004, arguing Missouri doesn't spend enough on education and distributes the money it does spend unfairly.

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