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Gas prices rise in St. Louis last week

Monday, 24 March 2014 09:05 Published in Local News

The average retail gasoline price in St. Louis has risen 8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon on Sunday. That is according to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of nearly 1,000 gas outlets in St. Louis.

The national average has not moved in the last week and remains $3.51 per gallon for regular gas.  

Prices in St. Louis yesterday were 23 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago, but 20 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 10 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. 

OREGON, Mo. (AP) - Construction is expected to begin later this year on a wind farm in northwest Missouri.
 
Element Power officials say the operation near Oregon in Holt County will be the largest wind farm in the state. It will generate 200 megawatts of electricity at the Mill Creek Wind Farm. The power will be sold the Kansas City Power & Light.
 
The St. Joseph News-Press reports if construction goes as scheduled, the wind farm is expected to begin operating by the end of 2015.
 
Scott Zeimetz, project manager for Element Power, says the company has not yet determined the size or number of turbines it will install on the farm.
 
Construction will create 300 jobs, with 12 to 14 permanent full-time jobs available when the wind farm is operating.
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.
 
House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.
 
The House plan would also bar universities from offering resident tuition rates to students living in the U.S. illegally.
 
The Republican-led committee rejected Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's proposal to expand Medicaid eligibility to more lower-income adults. But its plan would restore adult dental coverage that was previously cut from Medicaid.
   
 

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