From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Help  


NewsBook: Missouri Government News for Week of November 5, 2001

 


. Ball Rolling on Campaign Finance, Election Reform (11/15/01)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate held its fourth committee to reform election law and campaign finance, but the question remains: is the ball rolling on the two topics that have been deemed a priority by several top state officials?
. MoDOT report: while current transportation funding is acceptable, future increases are needed (11/13/01)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation presented its annual report to the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight Tuesday afternoon.

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)
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Bob Holden gave honorary diplomas to three Missouri veterans who left school during World War II to enter the military.

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)
JEFFERSON CITY - Although warm weather is not ideal for deer hunting, the Missouri Department of Conservation is expecting a good season.

  • Get the newspaper story.
  • Get the radio story.
    . Kinder responds to fifth Senate staff resignation (11/08/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - The last in a recent string of resignations from the Missouri Senate Research division has caused President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, who has been blamed by some Democrats for the firings, to respond.

    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.

  • Get the newspaper story.
  • Get the radio story.
    . Missouri Highway Patrol Anticipates More Drivers For Thanksgiving Travel (11/08/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Lieutenant Tim Hull of the Missouri Highway Patrol says automobile travel is usually high around the Thanksgiving holiday but more cars may join the roads due to the September 11th attacks.

  • Get the radio story.
    . Weighing in on managing the Missouri River (11/08/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers held a public forum Wednesday evening to hear comments from Missourians about its three alternatives for managing the river.

    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.

  • Get the newspaper story.
    . National competition exhibits displayed in the State Captial (11/08/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - The Society of Design Administration's fourth annual "canstruction" designs are on display in the hall of the capital.

  • Get the radio story.
    . Mo. will not add to the only lab in state that can test for anthrax (11/05/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Plans for Missouri to supplement the only lab in the state that can test for anthrax will be delayed for at least a year or two.

    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.

  • Get the newspaper story.
  • get the radio story.
    . Missouri AFL-CIO President Hugh McVey on union rights (11/05/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - The hot topic for AFL-CIO President Hugh McVey is collective bargaining, or specifically, Gov. Bob Holden's executive order on collective bargaining.

  • Get the newspaper story.