Apologies for the lack of updates today, as work became pretty heavy for a Monday.
Here's a few snippets from around the political world:
- Judge Sonia Sotomayor went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Sotomayor is President Barack Obama's first pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Opponents of the Missouri Plan launched a ballot initiative today. Their aim is turn the current system into one resembling the federal model.
- Jo Mannies over at the St. Louis Beacon has more on an energy-related bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Nixon vetoed legislation that, among other things, would have given the state Public Defender Commission more ability to control their caseload. The measure - seen as a priority for the overburdened public defender system - was vigorously opposed by some prosecutors and judges.
- Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Jefferson County, regrets sponsoring legislation renaming a portion of I-70 after Mark McGuire. No word yet on whether Missouri legislators would be open to naming the stretch of road after White Sox catcher Ron Karkovice.