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European Central Bank hints at stimulus – drawing Trump ire

The European Central Bank stands ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus program if needed to help the economy, President Mario Draghi said Tuesday. Investors read the comments as a clear step toward more stimulus ...

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European Central Bank hints at stimulus – drawing Trump ire

The European Central Bank stands ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus program if needed to help the economy, President Mario Draghi said Tuesday. Investors read the comments as a clear step toward more stimulus ...

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Toddlers buy houses when stimulus trumps reason

The huge economic stimulus blew up in the faces of its supporters last week. The legislation led, we now know, to a massive tax fraud. If ever there was an object lesson in the perils of rushing out a stimulus ...

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Defenders see increase despite recession

The state's public defender office is mulling over the most effective use for money aimed at paring down its caseload. Approximately $2 million for the Public Defender Commission was tucked into a wide-ranging bill featuring some projects funded with federal stimulus money. After a series of starts and stops through the legislative process, the bill passed both the Senate and the House on Thursday evening, a little less than a day before a mandatory budget deadline. Pictured is House Budget Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood.

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Legislature passes the 2010 budget

The Missouri General Assembly has completed a budget that uses federal stimulus money to forestall cuts made to the state's judiciary system. (pictured is House Budget Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood) As a result, both the judiciary and the state's public defender system will see slight increases to their 2010 operating budgets. Included in that budget bill is $37.3 million for the state's public defender system. The appropriation is slightly higher than what the department got during the current fiscal year.

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Stimulus bill back on the table

The Missouri House has brought a package of projects back from the legislative graveyard, resuscitating $2 million aimed at helping the public defender system. The House unexpectedly defeated a bill last week that featured a number of projects funded with ...

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Defender funding in jeopardy

A legislative package that included projects funded with federal stimulus dollars was defeated on the floor of the Missouri House, a development that puts a $2 million allotment for the public defender system in jeopardy. The Missouri House quickly put ...

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Most questions on economy unanswered during senator’s visit

A couple hundred residents gathered in the gymnasium at St. Charles County Community College Tuesday looking to the government for answers. However, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill only got to 10 questions submitted by the audience during the hour-long forum. Dozens ...

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