From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Robert Sandler include:
- 12/15/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden orders use of more tobacco funds and further budget cuts to balance the state's budget.
- 12/13/2001: Newspaper Story - The state budget is short $220 million, and if a bill passes through Congress, could force the state to lay off employees.
- 12/11/2001: Newspaper Story - the Dept. of transportation says it may not be able to cover a proposed $4.5 billion bond sale, so a tax increase may occur.
- 11/28/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri's economy is the worst it has been in 10 years in terms of sales and employment.
- 11/26/2001: Newspaper Story - MoDOT's hiring of a $100,000 communications director has raised the ire of some state legislators.
- 11/16/2001: Newspaper Story - The state budget could finish the fiscal year $70 million short of expectations, and laying off state employees is possible.
- 11/ 5/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri will not build second lab to test for anthrax due to budget shortfalls.
- 11/ 2/2001: Newspaper Story - first amendment, free speech, campaign finance
- 10/29/2001: Radio Story - McCaskill released an audit critical of MoDOT's training programs, known as "roadeos."
- 10/29/2001: Newspaper Story - State Auditor criticized MoDOT practice of rewarding employees for participating in training exercises.
- 10/12/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri MOST is still gaining members even though two of its three plans continue to lose value.
- 10/ 4/2001: Newspaper Story - MU "deeply regrets" that policy banning KOMU reporters from wearing patriotic symbols may have caused offense
- 10/ 1/2001: Newspaper Story - Economic Development heard testimony on how to cut $7.5 million of tax credits due to state budget shortfalls.
- 9/28/2001: Newspaper Story - The Missouri Economic Development Department will hold a public meeting to gather input on cutting $7.5 million worth of tax credit programs.
- 9/26/2001: Newspaper Story - The KOMU policy of not allowing reporters to wear symbols of patriotism on the air is upsetting some Missouri lawmakers.
- 9/24/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden named Michael Hartmann his new chief of staff to replace the resigning Julie Gibson. Hartmann said he would be looking forward to working with the legislature on issues like safety, security, the state budget, and education.
- 9/12/2001: Newspaper Story - The financial effects in Missouri of Tuesday's terror got the attention from various state government officials Wednesday.
- 9/10/2001: Newspaper Story - The Missouri House has approved creating a new welfare program to provide state funds to lower-income elderly to help pay for their prescription drugs.
- 9/ 7/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislative special session has moved halfway to handing Gov. Bob Holden a legislative slam dunk -- after months of predicitons by members of both parties that Holden's failures were guaranteeing he would be a one-term chief of state.
- 8/31/2001: Newspaper Story - The Missouri Legislature's Special Session, which begins Wednesday, will be a major test of the governing mandate of Gov. Bob Holden.