Missouri Government News for Week of February 5, 2001
|.||Holden signs executive order for tobacco settlement money (02/09/01)|
|.||Arguments persist over tobacco settlement money (02/07/01)|
|.||Chronic Wasting Disease could affect deer and elk in Missouri (02/07/01)|
A House Republican has proposed banning any imports until 2010.
|.||Internet Buffs Beware (02/07/01)|
|.||Missouri Equal Pay Act would improve salary protections for workers (02/07/01)|
The proposal would allow victims to file a discrimination suit in state court.
|.||Toll road proposal going through Missouri legislature (02/07/01)|
Toll roads could speed up current projects that are short on funding and aid with traffic problems in urban areas.
But, the issue won't be discussed by Republicans until their proposal for accountability in the Transportation Department is settled.
|.||The state highway commission approved the location and design of Missouri's first highway tunnel. (02/07/01)|
|.||Some motorcyclists may no longer have to wear helmets (02/07/01)|
Opponents say the taxpayers would have to pay for the increased number of head injuries that would follow approval of the proposal.
|.||Police officers worried about retaliation by criminals can breathe easier at home (02/07/01)|
The Senate Transportation committee passed legislation that prevents the home addresses of St. Louis police officers from being public information.
|.||Holden declines to intervene in Lingar execution (02/06/01)|
Lingar was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of 16-year-old Thomas Allen. It is Holden's first execution as governor.
|.||.08 bill hits opposition from a leading Republican Senator (02/06/01)|
The amendment would delay the activation of the bill by two years, from 2001 to 2003.
Kinder voted last year against lowering the legal level of blood-alcohol content from .10 to .08.
|.||Amnesty International urges Missouri's governor to spare the life of the first man to face execution since Bob Holden took office. (02/05/01)|
Lingar is scheduled to be executed just after midnight Tuesday night. It will be the first execution since Bob Holden became governor in January.
The governor's office said Holden was not in the office to receive the letter but would review the case on Tuesday.
|.||Bill would make phone companies disclose long distance charges before customers dial (02/05/01)|
Smith is sponsoring legislation that would require phone companies to disclose the cost of a call before customers dial.
|.||Lawmakers debate a state welfare funding restructure (02/05/01)|
|.||House Republicans propose changes in the state Transportation Department. (02/05/01)|
Republicans argue that would make the department more accountable than the current system under which the department is controlled by an independent commission.
|.||Senator Peter Kinder becomes the first Republican Senate President Pro Tem in 52 years. (02/05/01)|
The GOP started its takeover of the Senate leadership, starting with new Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder.