Missouri Government News for Week of November 5, 2001
|.||Ball Rolling on Campaign Finance, Election Reform (11/15/01)|
|.||MoDOT report: while current transportation funding is acceptable, future increases are needed (11/13/01)|
Director Henry Hungerbeeler told the committee that the department is "in good hands," but will need to increase funding by approximately $1 billion each year in order to fund all of the state's transportation needs.
|.||Holden awards veterans honorary diplomas (11/12/01)|
The diplomas are part of Operation Recognition, which was established this year by the legislature. Through today, 150 veterans have applied and qualified for the honorary degree, which is issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The recipients of the diplomas were Lawrence Barry, 76, of California; the late Kenneth Proctor of Russelville; and Louis Wilson, 75, of Jefferson City.
|.||Weather Should Not Prohibit Deer Season (11/09/01)|
|.||Kinder responds to fifth Senate staff resignation (11/08/01)|
Kinder called the accusations of his firing of Research Director David Valentine being the cause for the resignations "rubbish and hogwash," and described the resignations as "utterly typical garden variety turnovers."
However, some Democrats are worried that the division will be undertrained and understaffed come the 2002 legislative session this winter.
|.||Missouri Highway Patrol Anticipates More Drivers For Thanksgiving Travel (11/08/01)|
|.||Weighing in on managing the Missouri River (11/08/01)|
The first option is for the Corp to manage the river the same way it has since 1960. The second option is for moderate control over water levels to avoid flood and drought, and the third possibility would focus on rebuilding river habitats for some endangered Missouri wildlife.
|.||National competition exhibits displayed in the State Captial (11/08/01)|
|.||Mo. will not add to the only lab in state that can test for anthrax (11/05/01)|
The legislature approved the spending during the last session, and Gov. Holden signed the spending bill. But due to revenue shortfalls, the governor has had to cut $150 million in spending, including the second health lab.
|.||Missouri AFL-CIO President Hugh McVey on union rights (11/05/01)|