From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Ben Paynter include:
- 5/15/2001: Newspaper Story - Republicans from St. Louis fought the current Senate restricting map--they want changes within the First and Second Districts. In the House, legislators passed a bill that fines bar owners for serving obviously drunk patrons.
- 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.
- 5/10/2001: Newspaper Story - Aiming to make the State Capitol more accessible to the disabled, lawmakers Thursday approved spending $500,000 to draw up floor plans that would increase and reorganize office space.
- 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/ 3/2001: Newspaper Story - The House approved a plan Thursday to protect animals from sexual abuse and theft. They also designated March 21 as "Bird Appreciation Day."
- 5/ 1/2001: Newspaper Story - Meteorologists predicted Tuesday that the Missouri River will remain below its seasonal average, limiting the threat of flooding in Central Missouri and the Saint Louis area.
- 4/24/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday that both the $35 million MU arena issue and the $370 million Cardinals stadium proposal, may be stuck in legislative limbo until bipartisan concerns about their economic impact are resolved.
- 4/19/2001: Newspaper Story - The Senate approved the 2002 Missouri budget Thursday that lacks a pay increase for state employees.
- 4/17/2001: Newspaper Story - Governor Bob Holden said he would continue to withhold judgment on the $370 million Cardinals stadium proposal, despite increased bipartisan pressure for a decision from the House and Senate Tuesday.
- 4/12/2001: Newspaper Story - Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia, proposed a $35 million bond issuance Thursday as part of efforts to secure a new basketball arena for MU.
- 4/12/2001: Newspaper Story - While it is legal to bet on horses in Missouri, the state remains without a racetrack as companies have found it difficult to make money with a limited number of racing days each year.
- 4/ 5/2001: Newspaper Story - Environmentalists pushed a series of proposals to protect wildlife and encourage eco-friendly farming practices through the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday.
- 3/22/2001: Newspaper Story - National and state agriculture officials said there is little danger of the hoof-and-mouth epidemic reaching Missouri's beef producers.
- 3/15/2001: Newspaper Story - An assistant to Sen. Harold Caskey, D-Butler, one of the nation's few blind state legislators, could be one of about a dozen people expected to be fired in the wake of Republican measures proposed by President Pro Tem Sen. Peter Kinder.
- 3/13/2001: Newspaper Story - The House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $458.7 million appropriation in state higher education funds. The funds should help programs in the UM ststem.
- 3/13/2001: Newspaper Story - A bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Foley, D-St. Louis County, would garner sales tax off stadium tickets to help pay for the Cardinals proposed stadium.
- 3/ 8/2001: Newspaper Story - State Auditor Claire McCaskill said there has been mismanagement of federal funds within the Department of Social Services.
- 3/ 8/2001: Newspaper Story - The beef industry is booming in Missouri as legislation whispers within the state capitol are realized throughout state industries.
- 3/ 6/2001: Newspaper Story - There was a rally in the Statehouse Tuesday, backed by the AFL-CIO, to support the House Equal Pay Bill.
- 3/ 1/2001: Newspaper Story - A bill would limit the possibilities of encoded information on driver's licenses in the state of Missouri to protect personal privacy.
- 2/27/2001: Newspaper Story - A bill in the house would give state police mandatory jurisdiction over crime scenes in which seizure occurs. This will help allocate more forfeiture funds into education.
- 2/22/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden's endorsement for House approval of tobacco fund money to ease budget shortfall was rejected by a 69-87 roll call vote.
- 2/20/2001: Newspaper Story - An amendment that would lower the passage of school bond issues to a simple majority vote gained first round approval in the House today.
- 2/15/2001: Newspaper Story - Jonathan Kozol, a noted author and expert of social inequalities, addresses students and faculty at MU.
- 2/ 6/2001: Newspaper Story - Environmentalists heard the talk; now they hope Holden will walk the walk.
- 2/ 6/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri's cattle farmers are facing a hay shortage. Farmers from central and southern Missouri give their response to the situation.
- 1/23/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri's attorney general called for legislators to toughen the restrictions on telemarketers that were passed last year by the legislature.