Prospects for a settlement in the St. Louis school desegregation case faded today (Wednesday) when state officials proclaimed failure in negotiations in the Kansas City desegregation case.
Candyce Clifft has the story from Jefferson City"
Pressure for a negotiated settlement had grown after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the state in its arguments against paying a part of the Kansas City desegregation costs.
With that decision, the state had hoped it could reach an out-of-court settlement to end the Kansas City case.
The governor's chief staff, Marc Farinella, says they don't know how failure in Kansas City will affect the St. Louis case:
Farinella says there are no current negotiations on St. Louis case. And, Farinella says, he's not sure there will be.
From the state Capitol, I'm Candyce Clifft.