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Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden orders use of more tobacco funds and further budget cuts to balance the state's budget.
Radio Story - The Governor made cuts to the state budget, including cuts that stop funding to smoking prevention programs.
Newspaper Story - The state budget is short $220 million, and if a bill passes through Congress, could force the state to lay off employees.
Radio Story - Governor Holden will announce what he plans to cut out of the budget to help with the state's economic problems
Newspaper Story - the Dept. of transportation says it may not be able to cover a proposed $4.5 billion bond sale, so a tax increase may occur.
Radio Story - Economic conditions look glum for Missouri's future. Chair of appropriations, John Russell, says that he does not think a new stadium in St. Louis or Kansas City is important right now.
Radio Story - The state government has warned Missouri public colleges and universities that they may the next victims of the state's budget withholdings.
Radio Story - MoSTA has asked lawmakers for a salary increase in order to retain experienced troopers
Newspaper Story - State budget withholdings could be higher than the $150-200 million previously estimated.
Radio Story - Joe Driskill, Director of Missouri's Department of Economic Development made it official; Missouri is in a recession.
Newspaper Story - Missouri in Recession
Newspaper Story - Missouri's economy is the worst it has been in 10 years in terms of sales and employment.
Newspaper Story - The Transportation Department Director presents lawmakers with a plan for $1 billion in extra spending.
Radio Story - Transportation Director Henry Hungerbeeler was chastised by the Senate Transportation committee for hiring a new public relations director at a salary of $96,000 per year.
Newspaper Story - MoDOT's hiring of a $100,000 communications director has raised the ire of some state legislators.
Newspaper Story - The state budget could finish the fiscal year $70 million short of expectations, and laying off state employees is possible.
Radio Story - Due to shortcoming on income tax withholdings, the budget will be short seventy million dollars.
Newspaper Story - The Missorui Department of Transportation told the General Assembly's Joint Oversight Committee that Missourians' investment in the state's highways is being managed well.
Radio Story - The Missouri PTA and School Board Associations have the backing of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on a petition for a majority, not two-thirds, vote on bond issues for state schools.
Newspaper Story - Missouri will not build second lab to test for anthrax due to budget shortfalls.
Newspaper Story - first amendment, free speech, campaign finance
Newspaper Story - State Auditor criticized MoDOT practice of rewarding employees for participating in training exercises.
Newspaper Story - Price tag for increased security released
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Revenue has not changed security at offices that issue state IDs, even after some equipment was stolen last month.
Newspaper Story - Missouri MOST is still gaining members even though two of its three plans continue to lose value.
Radio Story - Governor Holden signs a bill that exempts the 2001 federal tax rebate from state income tax.
Newspaper Story - Missouri won millions after a 1998 suit against tobacco won. Debate has ensued over how this money has been spent in the past and will be spent in the future.
Newspaper Story - A table showing how Missouri is spending its tobacco settlement funds.
Radio Story - While Govenor Holden announced a 2.5% budget cut, the Senate Adminstration Committee has voted on the goal of cutting 10%.
Radio Story - Jay Nixon says 48 gas retailers from across the state will pay $60,000 in penalties for violating Missouri regulations on price gouging.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon announced penalties for 48 gas stations for price gourging.
Newspaper Story - Every gas station in Missouri that raised prices above $2.49 a gallon after the terrorist attacks have been punished, Attorney General Jay Nixon accounced Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Economic Development heard testimony on how to cut $7.5 million of tax credits due to state budget shortfalls.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Economic Development Department will hold a public meeting to gather input on cutting $7.5 million worth of tax credit programs.
Newspaper Story - H&R Block was caught up in the state's enforcement of the new law restricting telemarketers.
Radio Story - Materials used to make drivers licenses was stolen from a fee office in Overland, MO. Authorites are worried the equipment can be used in conncection to further terrorist attacks in the US.
Newspaper Story - After a Sunday break-in that resulted in the theft of ID-making equipment, burglar alarms are still not mandatory for licensing centers.
Newspaper Story - Democratic No-show in Collective Bargaining Committee Angers GOP
Missouri's Transportation Department was faulted for inadequate perfomance standards in a report released by Missouri's state auditor.
Newspaper Story - Missouri officials warn the state could suffer an economic backlash due to the American Airlines lay offs.
Newspaper Story - The attorney general demanded Wednesday that some of the gas stations involved in price gouging on Sept. 11 pay $1,000 or face law suits
Radio Story - Expected layoffs in airlines may be a drain on Social Services.
Radio Story - Holden has cut back on his use of flying because of budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - More than $4 billion of state government's funds for retired state workers got a ride on Monday's stock market roller coaster.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Senate adds a welfare-program expansion to the elderly prescription drug bill.
Newspaper Story - The financial effects in Missouri of Tuesday's terror got the attention from various state government officials Wednesday.
Missouri might benefit, rather than lose, from the closing of the New York Stock Exchange.
Radio Story - The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that will expand Medicaid coverage and establish a prescription drug program for senior citizens
Newspaper Story - The compromise plan for prescription drugs for the elderly that is emerging from the legislature's special session leaves out many elderly.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislative special session has moved halfway to handing Gov. Bob Holden a legislative slam dunk -- after months of predicitons by members of both parties that Holden's failures were guaranteeing he would be a one-term chief of state.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Health Committee approved the governor's prescription drug program for the elderly.
Radio Story - All three of the governor's proposals for the legislature's special session will be heard by committees on the session's second day.
Radio Story - Gov. Bob Holden acknowledged fewer Missourians would be covered by the revised prescription drug program he has urged the legislature's special session to approve.
Newspaper Story - A possible compromise may have been reached in the governor's plan to change the program that provides financial assistance to lower income elderly to purchase their prescription drugs.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Legislature's Special Session, which begins Wednesday, will be a major test of the governing mandate of Gov. Bob Holden.
Newspaper Story - Republican lawmakers question the governor's power to take tobacco settlement money to balance the state's budget.
Radio Story - As agency budget cuts are slashed, $2 million is being spent to remodel Missouri's Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor unviels his final list of budget withholdings for the current fiscal year.
Radio Story - Governor Holden established tax cuts of up to $185 million to help balance the Missouri budget.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden's office announced Wednesday that the governor will unveil his agency budget cuts Thursday.
Newspaper Story - Business organizations voiced opposition to the governor's suggestion of repealing some tax credits for business.
Newspaper Story - The Senate majority floor leader, Sen. Bil Kenney, said one of the biggest issues of the legislative sessions is dead.
Radio Story - Sen. Bill Kenney, R-Lee's Summit, says the governor's $500 million transportation plan will not be brought up on the Senate floor this session.
Newspaper Story - MU Health Care received money for its financial shortfall as the Senate and House passed the annual state budget.
Radio Story - The Senate transportation committee passed a resolution that would make a vote allowing for toll roads and bridges public.
Newspaper Story - All of Boone County would remain in U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof's ninth district under a plan given first-round approval Tuesday in the state House.
Newspaper Story - Less than an hour after Gov. Bob Holden criticized a GOP transportation plan as "hocus pocus," "dirty tricks" and a "monster," the Senate's top Republican said such comments might jeopardize plans to fix Missouri's roads.
Radio Story - Sen. Peter Kinder says because of the governor's actions he will not help move any of the governor's legislation.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Rules Committee voted 5-1 on Thursday for the resolution. It now moves on to the Senate floor.
Newspaper Story - Sens. Kinder and Jacob co-sponsored a bill allowing a four-day sales tax exemption on school supplies and clothing.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate bill would eliminate the sales tax on school supplies and clothing for four days preceding the start of the school year.
Radio Story - The House approved a measure to restructure the Highway Commission and allow the Commission to study and develop toll roads.
Newspaper Story - The House gave approval Thursday to toll roads. Republicans did not approve.
Radio Story - The Senate Tranportation Committee passed a transportation funding plan similar to the governor's after a Republican broke ranks and voted with Democrats.
Radio Story - One day after removing his support this year for a new Cardinals stadium, Governor Bob Holden backed down slightly from his position.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday that both the $35 million MU arena issue and the $370 million Cardinals stadium proposal, may be stuck in legislative limbo until bipartisan concerns about their economic impact are resolved.
Radio Story - With only weeks to go in this legislative session, the baseball players themselves are trying to convince lawmakers to pass funding for the new stadium.
Radio Story - After a meeting with Cardinals owners, The Governor's spokesperson says that it is unlikely the state will pay to build a new Cardinals stadium.
Newspaper Story - The Senate approved the 2002 Missouri budget Thursday that lacks a pay increase for state employees.
Radio Story - Two top political figures presented the bid for state money for a new St. Louis ballpark with roadblocks on Thursday.
Radio Story - In one day the Missouri legislature passes a bill using tobacco money to pay for it's budget shortfall.
Newspaper Story - The House and Senate passed a bill which will use $126 million of Missouri's tobacco settlement to cover a budget shortfall.
Radio Story - Both the House and Senate passed a bill that will give tobacco settlement money to the state budget.
Radio Story - The Senate education committee passed a bill that would give nationally certified teachers a five-thousand dollar a year pay raise.
Radio Story - The Senate Ways and Means Committee is urged to approve the governor's tax increase package of transportation.
Radio Story - Governor Bob Holden has once again refused to take a stance on the issue of a new Cardinals stadium.
Newspaper Story - Governor Bob Holden said he would continue to withhold judgment on the $370 million Cardinals stadium proposal, despite increased bipartisan pressure for a decision from the House and Senate Tuesday.
Radio Story - Rev. Larry Rice and Rep. Jim Murphy voiced their opposition to the stadium plan again, and added criticism of the amendments to the bill.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia, proposed a $35 million bond issuance Thursday as part of efforts to secure a new basketball arena for MU.
Newspaper Story - While it is legal to bet on horses in Missouri, the state remains without a racetrack as companies have found it difficult to make money with a limited number of racing days each year.
Newspaper Story - Republicans were furious that a Democratic-led resolution to create toll roads passed the House Thursday.
Newspaper Story - While state lawmakers scramble for ways to fund transportation, toll roads have been forgotten by Gov. Bob Holden.
Radio Story - The House Commerce Committee approves a bill that allows use of sales tax revenues generated by the stadium fund to pay for construction of a new stadium.
Radio Story - Gov. Bob Holden's sweeping transportation plan cleared the House Thursday.
Radio Story - Holden's "total" transportation plan was given first-round approval in a vote along near straight party lines.
Newspaper Story - Although Gov. Holden's transportation plan passed by a narrow margin, and a near-straight party-line vote, the next battle will be in the Republican controlled senate.
Radio Story - Senator Mike Gibbons, chair of the Ways and Means Committee says the St. Louis Cardinals bill is by no means dead.
Radio Story - Passing school bond issues with a simple majority did face some opposition, but it is getting closer to the ballot.
Newspaper Story - The House Special Committee on Private-Public Partnerships voted 3-2 to send the resolution to the floor. MU wants $35 million in revenue bonds from the state, to contribute to a $25 million anonymous donation.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri wants to use revenue bonds to supplement a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor, in order to fund a new on-site arena.
Radio Story - The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission says it can't appropriate funds in which the state is held jointly liable with another defendant.
Newspaper Story - Several lawmakers have unveiled transportation plans which they say would make the Missouri Department of Transportation more accountable to the governor, legislature and taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - An atheist in Christian County prompted a Columbia legislator to propose eliminating the "so help me God" clause from an oath taxpayers in poor counties must sign on their personal property tax forms.
Radio Story - One state senator is pushing the idea of toll roads coming to St. Louis county.
Radio Story - A current bill in front of the Senate Transportation Committee would deny commercial businesses from taking control of truck stops.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden and state lawmakers are responding to urgent requests for funding from the department of transportation.
Newspaper Story - The House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $458.7 million appropriation in state higher education funds. The funds should help programs in the UM ststem.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court handed the state a major victory Thursday by ruling that the state did not have to refund $244 million to taxpayers.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court rules the state doesn't owe an additional $244 million in Hancock tax refunds.
Newspaper Story - House Democrats begin quick action on the governor's package of tax hikes for transportation.
Newspaper Story - Leading Republicans were not supportive of the tax increases in Gov. Bob Holden's $620 million transportation plan.
Radio Story - A month after he said he would take the lead in developing a transportation plan, Gov. Holden unveiled a tax plan to fund the state's transportation.
Radio Story - House Republicans and Democrats proposed to create a fund for the tobacco settlement money.
Radio Story - A bill proposed could give around $30 million to life science research.
Newspaper Story - House leaders Monday announced their plan for the Missouri share of the tobacco settlement. They want to send the issue to a vote of the people.
Newspaper Story - After almost two months in office, Gov. Bob Holden still owes an estimated $320,000 for his January inauguration -- the most expensive in Missouri history.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden's endorsement for House approval of tobacco fund money to ease budget shortfall was rejected by a 69-87 roll call vote.
Newspaper Story - Political debate took a strange turn in Missouri's statehouse Thursday. Democrats blamed Republicans for Democrats not supporting the Democratic governor.
Radio Story - A House bill would make all incoming governors give a detailed account of all contributions to gubernatorial inaugurations
Radio Story - Gov. Holden says funding for a new stadium hasn't been decided yet.
Radio Story - Senator Wayne Goode is co-sponsoring a bill to set up a commission to restore Capitol with original designs.
Radio Story - The Cardinals president said he is looking for some help from Jefferson City to allow the team to leave the city, but St. Louis city Senators don't think that's good for the people.
Radio Story - Ted House wants one-quarter of the tobacco settlement to go to public schools.
Newspaper Story - Anti-smoking groups call for a bigger share of the tobacco settlement funds than recommended by Gov. Bob Holden.
Radio Story - A resolution to pass school bonds with a simple majority as opposed to a four-sevenths majority made it through the House education committee Wednesday.
Radio Story - The Chamber of Commerce says Missouri is spending at a faster rate than the federal government
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden signed an executive order Friday to hold Missouri's portion of money from the national tobacco settlement in a trust fund for health care initiatives.
Radio Story - While toll roads aren't in Missouri yet, a proposal was introduced that would allow no more than $500 million in toll roads at any one time.
Radio Story - A resolution heard in a House committee would ask voters to authorize toll roads.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate rejected a House resolution that would have prevented a pay raise for lawmakers.
Radio Story - By an overwhelming vote, Missouri's House has rejected a pay plan for legislators, statewide elected officials and judges.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Gov. Bob Holden proposed using a portion of the state's tobacco settlement to fund life sciences research at large public institutions such as MU over 25 years.
Radio Story - The State auditor, Claire McCaskill, released a report saying that local government and school districts are losing money, because of failure to rely on competitive bidding for bond sales.
Radio Story - The day after an election giving them control of the Senate, Republican leaders got together with Democrats to approve a resolution that makes their payraises subject to appropriation.
Newspaper Story - Key state senators say an effort to boost taxes for highway construction is all but dead as a result of the GOP capture of the Missouri Senate.
Radio Story - Several Senators used a filibuster to prevent a vote on a bill that would reject the Missouri Citizens' Salary Commission's recommended pay raises.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill to pay for a funding shortage will cost Missourians $650 million.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate Rules Committee has passed to the full Senate a resolution to reject a 5.5% package of pay hikes for statewide elected officials and legisaltors.
Radio Story - Tax proposal for transportation would increase sales tax by one cent on the dollar and fuel tax by two cents per gallon.
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