Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Missouri.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

TOP STORY:

MISSOURI BUDGET

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration is set to release a budget proposal for the coming year, following news earlier this month that the state is projecting roughly $200 million less revenue than initially expected this fiscal year. The state expects modest 2.5 percent revenue growth next year. By Summer Ballentine. Developing from 4 p.m. presentation.

AROUND THE STATE:

EDUCATION GREITENS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of Gov. Eric Greitens’ old friends suggested systemic changes to Missouri’s education system prior to the Republican political newcomer’s gubernatorial victory in 2016, according to a memo obtained by the News-Leader. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— RETIREMENT SYSTEM FIRING — The head of the Missouri pension system has been removed and replaced with an interim leader.

— MOTHER STRANGLED-SENTENCE — A southeast Missouri man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for strangling his mother with a dog leash and burning a car with her body and two dogs inside.

— SMALL TORNADO REPORTED — The National Weather Service says a small tornado damaged trees and outbuildings in Lawrence County.

— ST LOUIS-VIOLENCE — A violent weekend in St. Louis has left two people dead and four others injured in separate shootings.

— SECURITY GUARD-DEADLY SHOOTING — A man accused in a New Year’s Day altercation that ended with a Columbia security guard fatally shooting another person has been arrested.

— BOY KILLED-CROSSFIRE — Police say a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire in Kansas City, Missouri.

SPORTS:

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