- Southern Boone County High School Receives Extra Money for Its New Science Lab
Boone County - Extra money? That's probably every school wishes to have. Fortunately for Southern Boone County High School, a grant of $15,000 came just a few months before the anticipated construction of a new science lab supported by district funds. The grant comes from GTECH Corporation, the online lottery service company for the Missouri Lottery, and will provide some advanced equipment that the science labs currently don't have.
- St. Louis County v. Prestige Travel, Inc.
- Springfield News-Leader:
Expedia's expansion fills former airport terminal and The Office of the Governor:
Gov. Nixon cuts ribbon on Expedia's new operations facility in Springfield; project creating 500 new area jobs
Gov. Jay Nixon today joined company and community leaders to cut the ribbon on Expedia's new facility in Springfield, which will create 500 new jobs in southwest Missouri. The online travel giant has renovated a portion of the former terminal building at Springfield-Branson National Airport into to serve as a customer-service, operations and support facility.
- St. Louis Business Journal: United Healthcare call center adds 175 jobs
Steve Walli, president and CEO of St. Louis-based United Healthcare of the Midwest, said the local call center began taking calls this week from physicians that previously had been handled by a number of domestic and foreign-based call centers.
- Lottomatica Group Subsidiary GTECH Corporation Signs Three-Year Online Contract Extension with the Missouri Lottery
GTECH Corporation has signed a three-year contract extension with the Missouri Lottery to continue providing lottery technology as well as additional self-service lottery products, multimedia displays, and player subscription services. The three-year extension, which will commence on July 1, 2012, is expected to generate revenues to GTECH of approximately $45 million. GTECH has been the online equipment and services provider to the Missouri Lottery since 1991.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Online travel agencies win tax dispute with St. Louis County
Looks like St. Louis County and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission won't be able to extract any extra tax revenue from sites like Orbitz and Priceline...
- Associated Press: Mo. high court sides with travel firms in tax case
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with several online travel companies in a dispute over hotel and tourism taxes...
- St. Louis Business Journal: Online travel sites win county tax dispute
The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a state law that says hotel room taxes apply only to the payment received by a hotel operator, not to payment made to online travel services, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. St. Louis County and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission had argued that the online agencies should pay tax on the full price charged to travelers, rather than only the hotels paying tax on the discounted rate...
- Gov. Nixon makes technology education available for thousands of Missourians
Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that thousands of Missourians will have free access to in-demand e-learning and certification programs from Microsoft, under an innovative public-private partnership between the state of Missouri and the technology company.
- St. Louis American: New computer lab for Normandy Middle
When Normandy Middle School students return to class in mid-August, they will notice a much needed upgrade to their building: a new, state-of-the-art computer lab made possible through donations by GTECH Corporation, the Missouri Lottery and Senator Rita Heard Days.
- Springfield News-Leader: Nietzel, Higdon advocate new higher education model
University Presidents say University of Phoenix is a "drastically different model from which traditional institutions may learn how to reform, if not revolutionize, the way they operate."