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Newspaper Story - Gov.-elect Bob Holden and the legislature face a $24.5 billion funding question when next year's legislative session begins. MoDOT is turning over the funding of its 20-year long-range plan to the legislature and Missouri voters -- leaving some skeptical that the plan will ever be fully funded.
Radio Story - While 18 states have adopted legislation lowering blood alcohol content to .08, Missouri's resistance has cost over 3 million in tax payer dollars.
Radio Story - Almost a month after the election canidate signs for public office are still up across Missouri.
Newspaper Story - A U.S. Supreme Court decision banning random drug searches on roadways will not have a great effect in Missouri, state law officials said.
Radio Story - The commitee appointed by Attorney General Jay Nixon had their first meeting in Jefferson City.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Conservation along with Missouri Insurance Information Services join to inform the motorists of the state.
Radio Story - Underage drinking arrests are increasing in Missouri
Radio Story - MoDOT has spent over a year studying proposals to make I-70 more user-friendly. Planners have elected to study widening the highway rather than building a new I-70.
Radio Story - Missouri's Department of Transportation has a plan for the expansion of Interstate 70, but they don't have any funding for it.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Transportation Department recommended a $2.5 to $3 billion plan to widen I-70, but currently has no funding for the project.
Radio Story - Not everyone is enthusiastic about MoDot's proposal for I-70
Newspaper Story - Missouri's billboard industry is fighting for its life in this year's election -- if Proposition A passes, construction of new billboards in Missouri will be banned.
Newspaper Story - Change versus continuity was the major theme in the first debate by the leading candidates for Missouri governor.
Newspaper Story - Missouri once again has been selected as a state through which high level nuclear waste will be shipped.
Radio Story - Under a Kansas City court ruling, underage drunk drivers can not be charged with drunk driving as easily as adults.
Radio Story - After avoiding Missouri this summer, Missouri is back on the federal map for nuclear waste shipments.
Newspaper Story - Missouri minors can face less punishment then adults for drinking under-the-influence of alcohol.
Newspaper Story - While candidates for governor debate the future of bond financing for road improvements, the first bond-financed repair project is up and running in Saline County.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's gubernatorial candidates continued to focus on the state's highway system at a forum Friday. All major-party candidates for statewide offices showed up at the forum with one notable exception -- Democratic Gov. Mel Carnahan, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Radio Story - Lack of tough DWI laws causes the state to lose $14 million in federal construction money.
Radio Story - Highway Patrol vehicles have been checked to ensure they do not use Firestone's recalled tires...but other tires deemed hazardous by the government may be on the patrol vehicles.
Newspaper Story - Missouri state employees may be in danger from Firestone tires on state vehicles.
Radio Story - The MissouriTransportation and Conservation departments say they are not be affected by the Firestone recall.
Newspaper Story - Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Talent submitted his highway bond plan to an independent consultant to rerun the numbers after weeks of criticism from his Democratic opponent.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Transportation Department filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday in a last ditch effort to exclude the Ku Klux Klan from its Adopt-A-Highway Program.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Attorney General files emergency rules to implement a new law against racial profiling by cops.
Newspaper Story - Staying in tune with the session's theme, the Missouri General Assembly killed more major bills Friday than it approved.
Newspaper Story - The House finally passed the BAC bill after debating and amending it for hours. The Senate kept up the ways of stagnation by tabling a proposal to give doctors and patients the right to sue an HMO.
Radio Story - Even though the committee passed the bill it may be too late in the session for the bill to ever make it onto the floor of the Senate for debate or a vote.
Radio Story - The same committee that approved a harsh drunk driving bill earlier this year reverses itself and approves a weakened version.
Newspaper Story - A Senate resolution to dub a section of I-70 the "Derrick Thomas Memorial Highway" met with strong criticism Wednesday. One senator said he did not want the state endorsing a man who was allegedly fathered seven illegitimate children.
Newspaper Story - A bill passed out of the House Transportation Committee was given support by a rally held outside the Capitol. The bill would eliminate the law mandating adults must wear helmets while riding a motorcycle.
Radio Story - Motorcycles lined the sidewalks of the Capitol in support of a bill that would repeal Missouri's helmet requirement.
Newspaper Story - Five years after a 14 year-old girl died in an amusement park in Kansas City, legislators are trying to require parks to pass inspections every year.
Newspaper Story - At a ceremony in the State Capitol today, Gov. Mel Carnahan honored the seven fire fighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous year. State Fire Marshall Bill Karr said this past year was the most tragic he can remember.
Radio Story - On Wednesday, a House committee heard testimoy for and against a plan that would strip St. Louis city of control of Lambert airport.
Newspaper Story - Mike Williams, a former principal of Stover High School, might lose his teaching license because he was charged with the three felonies after he caused an accident in 1996. One of the victims of the accident, Phaedra Marriot, has been appearing on billboards in a campaign to get the legal Blood Alcohol threshold for drivers lowerd from .10 to .08.
Radio Story - Black legislatures and the Eastern Missouri ACLU team up to put a stop to racial profiling.
Radio Story - Two states passed legislation this week mandating safety locks on guns. In Missouri this year the gun lock legislation is basically dead.
Newspaper Story - Two bills introduced in the last couple months are not likely to see the light of day, say Missouri legislators. The snail pace which the legislature is proceding at coupled with the safety lock measures' late introduction will likely kill the bill, said lawmakers.
Radio Story - The Missouri House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to a bill that would create a code of saftey rules and regulations for amusement park rides.
Newspaper Story - Children demonstrating for gun safety has triggered accusations of illegal lobbying by a top GOP legislator.
Radio Story - A Senate Committee narrowly approved a measure that would require trigger locks on newly manufactured weapons.
Radio Story - The same day St. Louis Senator Lacy Clay announced his candidacy for US Congress he sparked debate over racial profiling under drunk driving legislation.
Radio Story - Representative Morris Westfall has proposed a bill that would make the Conservation Department responsible for damages caused by elk. There are no wild elk in Missouri, but a study is being conducted to see if the state has a suitable habitat for the animal.
Radio Story - Debate began after Republican Rolla Senator Sarah Steelman proposed creating a "Respect Life" license plate supporting the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion support fund.
Radio Story - The House Committee on Transportation approved a bill that would rename the St. Louis part of Highway 64 after the Rams MVP. The bill's sponsor hasn't talked to Warner yet.
Radio Story - A bill currently under review by a House committee would prohibit cities and other political entities from suing gun manufacturers.
Radio Story - Some Missouri lawmakers say allowing police to pull drivers over for not wearing their seat belt would encourage more people to buckle up.
Newspaper Story - Mothers Against Drunk Driving unveiled a new billboard campaign advocating the legal blood alcohol content for motorists. Also, Gov. Mel Carnahan came out in favor of a law that would allow police to pull over drivers who they can see are not wearing a seatbelt.
Radio Story - The only black Republican legislator says the law could be used as an excuse for racial profiling.
Radio Story - The bill gives legislators power to approve road and transportation funding plans.
Radio Story - Mexico Senator Joe Maxwell says his bill will give stiff penalties for defrauding and intimidating senior citizens.
Newspaper Story - Persons with two or more drunk-driving convictions may have to adorn their car with a sticker, which announces to the world their prior violations.
Radio Story - The Missouri House voted against an effort to move more of the state's highway construction budget into metropolitan areas.
Radio Story - A bill was introduced requiring repeat drunk driving offenders to place a sticker on their car.
Radio Story - The warm winter is keeping highway costs down for Missouri taxpayers. Farrah Fite has the story from Jefferson City.
Radio Story - Kansas City Senator Harry Wiggins says volunteer athletic officials need to be protected from abusive parents.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers in the House and Senate Transportation committees were heavily critical of the Highway Patrol in a session to lower the speed limits of trucks.
Newspaper Story - Darryl Bozwell is 37 years old and lives with his mom and dog. He spends most of his time logged on the Internet.
Radio Story - Republicans say that the Democrats' plan is only a bandaid on a problem that needs a cure.
Radio Story - Mothers gave emotional testimony in support of "Stacey's Bill."
Radio Story - Only two female committee members opposed a bill that would make drivers with .08 blood alcohol levels guilty of a misdemeanor.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Civil and Criminal Commission passed a bill today that would lower the legal blood alcohol level for motorists from .08 to .10.
Newspaper Story - Today, legislators are allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in the Capitol. If one bill from Republican Bill Foster passes, this will no longer be possible.
Radio Story - Kansas City Representative Marsha Cambell faced skeptical opposition when she introduced a bill making driving and talking on a cell phone punishable for up to one year in jail and a $1000 fine.
Newspaper Story - The House proposed to ban drivers from using cell phones while operating motor vehicles.
Radio Story - In a surprising move, Democratic Senator Harold Caskey has proposed lowering the legal blood alcohol limit from .10 to .08 after killing similiar legislation last year.
Radio Story - New Senate Bill proposes to lower the speed limit for truck drivers in Missouri. Truckers could be limited to 65mph on rural areas and 55mph in urban areas.
Radio Story - Democratic lawmakers want to use bonds to finance road repairs on Missouri's ailing highway system.
Radio Story - Democratic lawmakers present a plan to finance road repairs in the state.
Radio Story - House Republican leader Delbert Scott is disapointed with a "a quick fix" solution to the state's highway problems.
Newspaper Story - The highway patrol superintendent came out in support of a proposal to lower the speed limits for trucks. Legislators felt this would do little to alleviate accidents such as the one that occured near Kansas City on Sunday.
Radio Story - State Treasurer and gubornatorial hopeful expresses his ideas about the transportation plans of the Democrats.
Newspaper Story - Democrats in Missouri's General Assembly proposed Tuesday that the state issue $2 billion in bonds to finance road repairs through 2007. The proposal would cap bond issues for transportation to $2 billion, thus avoiding a GOP plan to spend $10 billion over ten years.
Newspaper Story - The U.S. Dept. of Energy is accepting comments on a proposal that would include transporting thousands of tons of nuclear waste through Missouri.
Radio Story - One lawmaker wants to increase the fine for speeding in a construction zone.
Radio Story - The bill allows resort bars and restaurants on the Lake of the Ozarks to sell alcohol until 3 a.m.
Radio Story - Republican candidate for governor Jim Talent gave a speech he called the "Republican State of the State" today in the capitol.
Radio Story - The Governor's State of the State Address draws sharp criticism from Republicans who say the governor lacks leadership.
Radio Story - The legislature's leading sponsor of anti-drunken driving legislation criticizes the governor's proposal.
Newspaper Story - The final State of the State address by Gov. Mel Carnahan ended with a serenade from children.
Radio Story - The House Republicans are proposing to do away with the current tranportation commission. The Democrats do not see the problem.
Newspaper Story - Republicans, citing poor conditions of Missouri highways, introduced a constitutional ammendment seeking to replace the state highway with commission with a Secretatary of Transportation who would be accountable to the governor. Democrats felt that this initiative would only politicize the transportation department and characterized it as an election year ploy.
Radio Story - Democratic Senators voice concern over a law lowering legal blood alcohol content limit from .10 to .08.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan endorsed proposal to lower standard for drunk driving from .10 to .08 today, but Senate Democrats have not been quick to jump on board.
Radio Story - A bill sponsored by Senator John Russell would give schools $80 for each student that completes driver's ed.
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