Missouri Government News for Week of May 7, 2001
|.||Legislature passes $19 billion budget (05/10/01)|
|.||House passes "home rule" for St. Louis (05/10/01)|
The proposal would allow greater control for the mayor's office and Board of Aldermen, thus streamlining government in the city.
|.||Some Lawmakers Want Statehouse Renovations to Aid Disabled (05/10/01)|
|.||Kings of Their Domain (05/10/01)|
In January, Republicans took control of Missouri's Senate for the first time in more than 50 years.
|.||Auditor releases report on payday loan industry (05/09/01)|
And, she says lawmakers need to take action now to stiffen these laws.
|.||St. Louis mayor lobbies at Capitol (05/09/01)|
Slay talked with lawmakers about the Cardinals stadium, a regional taxi authority, and "home rule" for St. Louis city.
|.||The House passes its plan for congressional redistricting (05/09/01)|
However, some Republicans think the map promotes the Democrat's political agenda.
|.||The governor says he doesn't approve of the Senate's redistricting plan (05/09/01)|
He says it's not in the best interest to move Congressman Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., completely out of St. Louis city.
|.||The MU Arena stalls, as the Senate debates more important issues. (05/09/01)|
But, he says he wants the chamber to focus on the budget, transportation and women's health first.
|.||Governor Bob Holden met with top leaders to discuss priorities for the remainder of the legislative session. (05/09/01)|
President Pro Tem Peter Kinder says no deal has been made in regards to the Governor's transportation plan.
|.||A Senate committee passes a resolution creating toll roads and bridges for Missouri. (05/09/01)|
If the resolution passes the legislature it will be voted on by the public.
|.||The 9th district sparks controversy in the Senate (05/09/01)|
Jacob wants Columbia to be the power house of the 9th district instead of St. Charles
|.||The House votes down party lines to approve a redistricing map similar to the Gephardt/Clay compromise. (05/08/01)|
Republicans are fuming saying they were left out of the process and that this was not enough time for such an important issue.
|.||Dick Gephardt loses St. Louis, under a new map by the Senate Redistricting Committee (05/07/01)|
|.||The .08 bill goes back to the Senate for more revisions (05/07/01)|
The House doesn't agree with some of the amendments the Senate made to the bill and wants them removed.
|.||The latest congressional district maps leave Gephardt out of Saint Louis City. (05/07/01)|
The plan was approved on a straight party-line vote of the committee with the GOP majority supporting the proposal.
|.||The Missouri House redistricting committee passed its new plan for congressional district lines (05/07/01)|
Some Republican legislators still think the plan is gerrymandering because Hulshof is the only incumbent that has their home county split up.
But, Democratic Rep. Bill Ransdall, who introduced the plan, said he is willing to redraw the lines so Boone County remains entirely in the ninth district.