From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Jennifer Ginsberg include:
- 5/18/2001: Newspaper Story - As lawmakers praised themselves for a "job well done," 900 seniors in Kansas City prepare to graduate from a school that has been stripped of its state accreditation.
- 5/14/2001: Newspaper Story - With only four days left in the legislative session, the Missouri lawmakers worked to finalize several issues, from prescription drugs to parental notification.
- 5/ 9/2001: Newspaper Story - Senate Democrats -- including Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia -- launched a filibuster Wednesday to block GOP efforts to strip Democratic St. Louis City from the congressional district of U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt.
- 5/ 8/2001: Newspaper Story - All of Boone County would remain in U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof's ninth district under a plan given first-round approval Tuesday in the state House.
- 5/ 2/2001: Newspaper Story - Women's health issues continued to be debated in the Senate on Wednesday, with questions raised about whether or not contraceptives were an integral part of women's health.
- 5/ 2/2001: Newspaper Story - State Senators overwhelmingly passed a bill to change the legal blood alcohol content for Missouri drivers from .10 to .08 on Wednesday. Now, the bill goes to a conferernce committee made up of members of the House and Senate.
- 4/25/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden's plan to have the state provide monetary incentives for completing the National Board Certification process passed out of the House and awaits its next hurdle; the Senate.
- 4/18/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden has proposed $1 million for the state's annual budget for the 2002 fiscal year. But, as the end of this legislative session draws nearer, this bill may be stalled in the House Education committee.
- 4/11/2001: Newspaper Story - Rep. Marsha Campbell, D-Kansas City, has proposed a bill that would ban talking on a wireless phone without a hands-free device while driving.
- 4/ 4/2001: Newspaper Story - Although Gov. Holden's transportation plan passed by a narrow margin, and a near-straight party-line vote, the next battle will be in the Republican controlled senate.
- 4/ 4/2001: Newspaper Story - Sen. Sarah Steelman, R-Rolla, is sponsoring a bill aimed at getting more colleges to offer American Sign Language classes. The bill would require these classes to be counted as a foreign language in college and allow ASL classes taken in high school to count as a foreign language course for college admission.
- 3/20/2001: Newspaper Story - Several lawmakers have unveiled transportation plans which they say would make the Missouri Department of Transportation more accountable to the governor, legislature and taxpayers.
- 3/ 7/2001: Newspaper Story - House Democrats begin quick action on the governor's package of tax hikes for transportation.
- 2/21/2001: Radio Story - A leading pharmaceutical company is attacking a prescription drug plan that was introduced by the House Republicans last week. This company said the plan is violating the current Medicaid law, whereas the Republicans said they are just trying to give more seniors prescription drug coverage.
- 2/19/2001: Newspaper Story - Veterans who left high school to enlist in World War I, World War II or the Korean conflict would be granted a honorary high school diploma under a proposal under consideration in the House.
- 2/ 5/2001: Newspaper Story - House Republicans have proposed removing one of the constitutional protections of the state Transportation Department by putting the department under the control of a secretary named by the governor.
- 1/30/2001: Newspaper Story - As he had throughout his campaign, Missouri Gov. Bob Holden made education the focus of his State of the State address Tuesday.
- 1/23/2001: Newspaper Story - An effort to oust members of the utility regulating commission is launched after approval of a 44% natural gas price increase.
- 1/22/2001: Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate Rules Committee has passed to the full Senate a resolution to reject a 5.5% package of pay hikes for statewide elected officials and legisaltors.