Missouri Government News for Week of October 22, 2001
|.||The deadline for the next no-call list is November 1. (10/26/01)|
Missourians can do so by registering on the Attorney General's website at www.moago.org or by calling 1-866-Nocall1. Right now over two million Missourians are protected from unwanted telemarketing calls.
|.||Department of Public Safety's State Water Patrol criticized by State Auditor. (10/25/01)|
The audit pointed to under-utilization of the patrol's land vehicles and boats, lack of accountability for violation tickets and for funds used in undercover drug buying operations, and worries that Col. Larry Whitten, the former water patrol commissioner, may have received excessive leave benefits.
|.||Govenor Holden files a motion to dismiss (10/25/01)|
Holden's order lets unions seek fees from non-union state workers.
|.||State security price tag released Wednesday (10/24/01)|
According to state budget director Brian Long, $600,000 of that total has been spent on medical detectors, the construction of barricades and turnstiles in certain state buildings, and security equipment.
|.||The state leads an investigation into buying clubs across the country. (10/24/01)|
|.||Money will be released to the Department of Health to deal with the threat of bioterrorism attacks (10/23/01)|
|.||Democrats criticize Senator Kinder for hiring a partisan policy director (10/23/01)|
The Democratic Caucus says Monsees was hired October 4th at an annual salary of about $57,000. The Democratic Caucus says hiring new staff members during a difficult budget year sends the wrong message to taxpayers.
|.||State water wells contaminated with chemical linked to cancer (10/22/01)|
The state reports dozens of water wells across the state have become contaminated with the product, and the pollution could spread if measures are not taken soon.