Missouri Government News for Week of April 17, 2000
|.||Physical encounter between journalists and Carnahan and his bodyguard. (04/20/00)|
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|.||House votes down equal pay (04/20/00)|
|.||Stadium debate sneaks its' way onto budget debate in Senate (04/19/00)|
|.||State Auditor criticizes university retirement contracts (04/19/00)|
The main criticism Claire McCaskill raised is that he will be paid $125,000 per year to raise money for the university before he does any actual work.
Stewart's contract is one of three retirement contracts that McCaskill called "inappropriate."
|.||Governor's bodyguard manhandles a TV cameraman (04/18/00)|
Now, a videotape of the incident and Carnahan have each offered a different take on the just what exactly happened.
KTVI-TV is the Fox affiliate in St. Louis.
|.||Senate strips $157 million from the Office of Administration budget (04/18/00)|
He says state employees in his district are paying too much for health care.
|.||Amusement park accidents rouse legislation (04/18/00)|
The tearful testimony of a woman whose child died after falling from an amusement park ride preceeded the committee's decision.
|.||Republican spokesman wondering what's taking so long (04/18/00)|
Duwe made his original request last November, but has yet to receive a response.
After receiving Duwe's latest request, the governor's office says they hope to have an official response by Friday.
|.||MU's health plan, unlike the state's, doesn't cover hearing aids (04/18/00)|
|.||Governor doesn't apologize for scuffle between his security staff and cameraman. (04/18/00)|
The governor doesn't apologize for the incident and the head of the Highway Patrol defends the Marshall's actions.
|.||Deceased firefighters honored (04/18/00)|
Plans are now underway for a memorial in Kingdom City, 20 miles east of Columbia on I-70.
|.||The Senate racial profiling bill was passed by a House committee that also discussed another type of profiling (04/18/00)|
She says she has been the victem of it.
The committee did pass the bill onto the House.
|.||Bill would make state financially responsible for St. Louis roads (04/17/00)|
Legislators debated about where the money would come from.
They ended up deciding it should come from the transportation fund, but the amount given to the city shouldn't exceed the amount given to counties.
|.||Senate approved making term-limits four years longer (04/17/00)|
The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Schneider, seeks the best possible balance between experience and new faces in the legislative process.