Missouri Government News for Week of April 9, 2001
|.||Accusations fly after closed-door meeting with Holden, top Republicans (04/12/01)|
The account was disputed by the governor's office.
|.||Horse Racing in Missouri (04/12/01)|
|.||Toll roads get initial approval in House (04/12/01)|
The resolution is now only one vote away from going to the Senate.
|.||$35 Million MU Bond Proposed in Senate (04/12/01)|
|.||Senate first-round approves term limit extension (04/12/01)|
But, term-limit supporters say the "consecutive" years clause allows politicians to stay in office as long as they want.
Supporters of the extension, on the other hand, say the expertise lost when term limits force out experienced lawmakers will outweigh the benefits of term limits.
|.||The Equal Rights Amendment fails in its first vote in almost twenty years (04/11/01)|
Opponents say it could possibly free up federal money for abortions and same sex marriages. And although the U.S. Congress passed the ERA nearly thirty years ago, it only needs to be ratified by three more states to be added to the Constitution.
|.||Congressman Lacy Clay's redistricting plan could cause problems for Dick Gephardt (04/11/01)|
|.||House bill restricts car phone use (04/11/01)|
|.||U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay seeks some of Rep. Dick Gephardt's constituents. (04/10/01)|
The proposal from Rep. Lacy Clay was presented to the state Senate Redistricting Committee which had asked for plans from the three St. Louis area congressmen. Clay was the only congressman to present a plan.
|.||Human cloning gets a thumbs down from Missouri's House. (04/10/01)|
The cloning ban was tacked on as an amendment to a broad anti-crime bill that is awaiting final House action.
|.||Missourians get to vote on quarters. (04/10/01)|
Under Lori Holden's plan, Missourians can cast their votes on which design the prefer.
|.||Billboard restrictions approved by Missouri's Senate. (04/10/01)|
The proposal would require a billboard owner to give up two existing billboards in order to get a permit for a new billboard.
Last November, Missouri voters rejected a proposal to ban new billboards.
|.||House gives preliminary approval for elder abuse protections (04/10/01)|
|.||Meth bill gets Senate initial approval (04/10/01)|
The Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill that would create stiffer penalties for people who have the chemicals to make meth.
|.||The Cardinals are a step closer to getting a new stadium (04/09/01)|
|.||Longer term limits? (04/09/01)|
Sen. John Schneider, D-St. Louis County, supports the bill, saying it's in the best interest of citizens.
|.||Holden doesn't support toll roads (04/09/01)|
The $670 million bill, a Democratic-sponsored plan, would boost the state's transportation budget enormously and it is comprised mainly of tax hikes. This year is the one, lawmakers said, to find money for the state's ailing roads and bridges.