University of Missouri cuts 50 operations jobs

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri department tasked with cleaning, maintaining and fixing buildings on the Columbia campus is eliminating 50 jobs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the move involving MU Operations comes a month after university administrators announced they were cutting spending by 5 percent and putting a hiring freeze in…

Lawmakers face May deadline to pass ethics reform

(KTRS) – Missouri lawmakers finish their legislative session May 13 and some worry that there is not enough time to pass meaningful ethics reforms. The Post-Dispatch reports that four ethics proposals are working through the Legislature now. The pending plans range from limiting lawmakers ability to invest after leaving office to forcing lawmakers to wait…