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NewsBook: Missouri Government News for Week of December 3, 2001

 


. Governor's Office to announce future budget withholdings (12/06/01)
JEFFERSON CITY - The actual withholdings could be even higher than the previously estimated $150-200 million, according to Gov. Holden's spokesman, Jerry Nachtigal.

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    . Commissioner of Education Encourages Missouri Teachers to Observe Pearl Harbor Anniversary (12/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - D. Kent King, Commissioner of Education, would like teachers to help students of all ages observe the 60th anniversary of this historic event.

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    . Missouri State Troopers Association is asking for a pay raise to remian competitive with other law enforcement agencies in the state (12/06/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Troopers Association (MoSTA) held a breakfast for lawmakers to discuss the need for a pay increase.

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    . The Senate Insurance Committee chairman says shrinking competition of health insurance companies is contributing to rising health costs (12/5/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Sen. Larry Rohrbach made his comments after the first day of hearings of a special Senate committee on rising health insurance costs in Missouri.

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    . Assault against flag burning may be legally protected (12/05/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Legislation pre-filed by Missouri Rep. Sam Gaskill could allow people to use any means -- including assault -- to prevent flag burning.

    Although the bill was filed last year, lawmakers stated that it may stand a greater chance of being signed into law because of the events of Sept. 11.

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    . A panel for businesswomen in Missouri held at the Captiol (12/05/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - A group of members with the Women's Business Enterprise brought their concerns to state officials at a conference sponsored by Minority Leader Catherine Hanaway. The organizations help women-owned businesses in Missouri get state contracts.

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    . Senator Singleton. R-Seneca, says he wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape cases. (12/05/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - A three statute of limitations could prevent forcible rape case from being prosecuted.

    Senator Marvin Singleton has a bill to introduce in January that will remove the statute so that older rape and sodomy cases can be prosecuted.


    . Organized labor gets a split vote from state workers. (12/04/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Two state employee groups handed organized labor a split vote in two elections on whether to form a union.

    Probation and parole officers voted to form a union. But a in a separate vote by workers in the divisions of Workforce Development and Employment Security, state workers rejected unionization.

    The two votes were the first since Gov. Bob Holden's executive order giving unions the right to seek fees from non-union state workers.


    . Federal Government Threatens to Take Away Missouri's Money for Medicaid (12/04/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri is scheming money away from the federal medicaid program according to a federal audit.

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    . KC Senator Hopes to Help Kansas City in St. Louis Stadium Deal (12/04/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Senator Harry Wiggins, a democrat from Kansas City, has filed a bill proposing an extra $14 million a year in state money for Kansas City stadium renovations. Wiggins says St. Louis and Kansas City need to work together or neither city will get anything.

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    . A rally at the Capitol for the Equal Rights Amendment (12/03/01)
    JEFFERSON CITY - A group of state representatives are filing an equal pay bill with the clerks office. This would give women the right to earn as much as their male counterparts. A similar bill died in the 2000 legislative session.

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