Missouri Government News for Week of April 10, 2000
|.||Auditor calls for central registry of abusive care givers. (04/13/00)|
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|.||Missouri House Committee calls for new nuclear route (04/13/00)|
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|.||Equal Rights Amendment takes its first step (04/13/00)|
|.||Committee hears airport control bill (04/12/00)|
The plan, sponsored by three suburban St. Louis legislators, would create a regional board to govern the airport.
The lobbyist for the airport testified against the bill and residents from several areas surrounding the airport testified for it-- including the mayor of Cool Valley and a black councilman from St. Charles.
But, one the bill's sponsors says there was no strategy in having two black men speak in favor of what has become a racial issue.
|.||House debates ballot date of tobacco trust fund issue (04/12/00)|
Both parties talked about better voter turn-outs in November, but Republicans questioned possible political motives behind the date.
|.||The Senate debate on same sex marriage spawns discussion of legislating morality (04/12/00)|
Ehlmann proposed an amendment that would make high school health teachers in Missouri add a unit on marriage that uses a male/female couple as the ideal model.
|.||House approves equal pay amendment (04/12/00)|
But some legislators think this opens the door to frivolous lawsuits.
|.||House committee passes tougher Sunshine bill (04/12/00)|
The committee removed a Senate-passed provision that would require proof of intent before a public official could be convicted of violating the law.
|.||House Speaker says he doesn't support House size reduction (04/11/00)|
But, that doesn't mean he supports the plan to reduce the size of the House from 163 to 105.
He says it isn't fair to rural Representatives.
|.||Bill undergoes slight change for a small compromise (04/11/00)|
An amendment was added to change the wording to satisfy everyone.
|.||Legislation that provides Missouri's disabled with telecommunications devices now includes low rate loans (04/11/00)|
Boucher's legislation also offers low rate loans for the disabled, utilizing a federal matching program for funding.
|.||Lawmakers involved in racism controversy call cease-fire (04/11/00)|
Troupe was faced with a legislative slap on the wrist for calling Ehlmann a racist on St. Louis' KMOX-AM last week.
|.||A bill to set up a system for funding a new Cardinals stadium may end up stuck in the on-deck circle (04/11/00)|
That's according to the co-sponsor of the bill and the chair of the commission that passed the bill.
Also, one St. Louis county representative is vehemently opposed to the plan.