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2002 Transport & Safety Stories
Radio Story - The State Transportation Commission would be abolished under a bill filed Monday in the Missouri Senate. Sen.-elect and bill sponsor Matt Bartle, R-Lee's Summit, said the governor should take on more accountability for the state's road system.
Newspaper Story - The State Transportation Commission would be abolished under a bill filed Monday in the Missouri Senate. Sen.-elect and bill sponsor Matt Bartle, R-Lee's Summit, said the governor should take on more accountability for the state's road system.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's transportation revenue efforts are stalled on the road. Since voters' resounding August defeat of a fuel tax increase, no feasible ideas have surfaced. What's next?
Radio Story - With alcohol-related traffic deaths on the rise, Mothers Against Drunk Driving want to enact stronger seatbelt laws.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislature could raise the state's gas tax -- this time without voter approval -- to help finance bond debt, suggested one Highways Commission member in a special meeting Thursday.
Radio Story - Health officials unveil a new information system to prepare for future attacks and disasters.
Newspaper Story - Communication topped the list of priorities at the first meeting of the Missouri Security Council.
Newspaper Story - The State Transportation Commission will consider a proposal to revamp the transportation planning process when the commission meets in St. Louis Thursday and Friday. The Transportation Department proposal, which has been in the works for several months, focuses on strengthening the role of regional commissions in the planning process. MoDOT spokesman Jeff Briggs said the plan emphasizes existing roads and local participation.
Newspaper Story - MoDOT will lose $10.4 million due to lax open-container law.
Radio Story - CDC released plans to Missouri State Health Department for dealing with bio-terrorism.
Radio Story - Missouri state health department says its reviewing federal plans for implementing small pox vaccines in case of bio-terrorism.
Radio Story - Missouri state firefighters want collective bargaining and binding arbitration rights. Missouri voters to decide in November elections.
Radio Story - The Central Missouri Food Bank has already exceeded their last year's supply, with their busiest months approaching with the cold weather.
Newspaper Story - Following the resounding defeat of the transportation tax increase, MoDOT director Henry Hungerbeeler is calling on the Missouri legislature to find money for his department. He points to the 6-cent fuel tax revenue, of which MoDOT receives about 38 percent, as an example of diverting funds away from state highways.
Newspaper Story - A measure on this November's ballot will strengthen the bargaining power of Missouri firefighters.
Radio Story - Senator Carnahan says she thinks President Bush will wait for UN support before striking Iraq.
Newspaper Story - The Red Cross -- which was accused of misleading donors and depriving victims' families after Sept. 11 -- is sponsoring the Missouri state Capitol's one-year remembrance of victims.
Radio Story - The newly installed Senate door may be shipped back to Africa.
Radio Story - During a time when attacks are possible, Missouri is trying to prepare for anything.
Newspaper Story - Two of the General Assembly's transportation specialists leave after distinguished careers due to term limits
Newspaper Story - Big time lobbyists in the state are ignoring no parking restrictions around the statehouse.
Radio Story - Legislature passed a bill today that requires ministers to report suspicion of child abuse.
Newspaper Story - The Capitol and sorrounding buildings were left powerless for about an hour
Newspaper Story - The Senate removed the state's major population centers from a bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - With an amendment proposed by Senator Childers, St. Louis and Kansas City areas are not included in the Senate's Bill.
Newspaper Story - House OKs submitting $650 million tax increase to voter approval.
Radio Story - The house gave approval to a transportation bill that includes a provision stripping St. Louis City's control of Lambert airport.
Radio Story - Pet owners will have to register their exotic animals within two weeks of possession under a bill up for consideration in the House.
Newspaper Story - The budget, a concealed weapons bill and a two transportation plans move ahead. The stadium issue is put on hold until next week.
Radio Story - The senate gave final approval to a tax increase package that would generate new revenue for road repair and mass transit.
Radio Story - Sen. John Loudon submitted a resolution denouncing the "Beat me in St. Louis" Convention.
Radio Story - Members bypassed another vote by the people like Proposition B in 1999. Instead, this bill will only need the signature of the Governor but he promises to veto it.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House gives first round approval to allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons.
Newspaper Story - The budget and a transportation plan move ahead. The Senate stadium proposal stays put.
Radio Story - The House begins debate on the concealed weapons bill.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave first round approval to a transportation plan that is expected to raise $500 million in revenue.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to a $1/2 billion tax package for transportation.
Radio Story - Missouri voters would vote on a $1/2 billion transportation tax package under a measure approved by Missouri's Senate.
Newspaper Story - Members of the General Assembly say debate and votes on conceal and carry legislation could come as soon as next week; advocates of hte legislation were at the Capitol Wednesday
Newspaper Story - The House approved legislation Wednesday that would require school districts to establish policies prohibiting bullying.
Radio Story - Henry Rizzo of Kansas City proposes that illegal immigrants receive drivers licenses without presenting a Social Secruity Number.
Radio Story - Burning houses of worship would be labaled a hate crime under Representative Haywood's bill.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a bill allowing police officers to live where they choose, even if it is outside city, town, or county limits.
Radio Story - St. Louis City Senators stalled voting on a bill that would change Lambert Airport control from the city to surrounding counties.
Radio Story - The Senate shelved legislation to expand requirements for child safety seats in autos.
Radio Story - The Senate has given first round-approval to the "Dram Shop Law," which removes some liability from bartenders.
Radio Story - Senators Kennedy and Steelman asked the Governor to reconsider his plan to allow truckers to use special customs checkpoints, bypassing the usual border crossings.
Radio Story - Senator Kennedy wants to work with Governor Holden on his proposal to streamline Mexican trucking to and from Missouri.
Newspaper Story - The House gave preliminary approval to concealed weapons in vehicles.
Radio Story - Missouri Lawmakers fight over the difference between carrying a gun in your purse and in your glove compartment.
Radio Story - Senate approved of an amendment adding tougher penalties to drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.
Radio Story - An amendment that puts cameras in traffic lights was shot down by the Missouri Senate.
Radio Story - Post-September 11 security checkpoints at Jefferson City's Truman building have led to approximately 18 drug and weapon possession arrests.
Newspaper Story - Security checkpoints at the Truman State Office Building have led to the arrest of 18 people on drug and weapons possession charges since Oct. 9.
Radio Story - A House committee hears testimoney on legislation to phase out a gasoline addictive that critics say is posing a health threat to Missourians.
Radio Story - In the past two decades, an average of five police officers and three fire fighters have been killed on duty in Missouri annually. Under a new bill, the state would provide a lump sum payment of $150,000 to the survivors of a public safety officer killed while on duty.
Radio Story - The House Appropriations Committee has rejected the administration's request for private security guards in Missouri's Capitol.
Radio Story - Some business organizations have drafted an intiative petition for transportation funding.
Radio Story - Some local health officials say legislation exempting non-profits from food inspections is dangerous.
Radio Story - Missouri's Democratic governor says he supports a Republican transportation funding proposal.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers continue to approve personalized license plates for dozens of organizations.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden threw his hat into the transportation ring Tuesday, embracing a $475 million tax increase for roads and public transit sponsored by the Senate's Republican Transportation Committee chairman.
Radio Story - A House committee heard a bill today that would prohibit discrimination against disabled people who need service animals.
Newspaper Story - The governor has proposed eliminating the Amtrak section from the regular budget and moving it to the state's emergency reserve fund.
Radio Story - The bill would allow police to pull over cars just for seat belt violations.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is being pushed through the Legislature again.
Newspaper Story - Cops would be able to stop you for driving without a seatbelt under a measure presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.
Radio Story - A Senate bill discourages rodeo games, like Mexican Poker.
Radio Story - The bill would prevent lawsuits similar to the one St. Louis City filed in 1999.
Newspaper Story - The House Republican Causus is proposing a bill that would require colleges and universities to track foreign students' enrollment status.
Radio Story - Republicans want new legislation in place to make prosecution of terrorists easier.
Radio Story - House Republicans presented proposals to avoid future terrorist attacks.
Radio Story - Missouri is set to receive $16.9 million in federal funds to improve public health infrastructure and prepare for bioterrorism.
Newspaper Story - One day after President Bush outlined his plans for homeland security, Missouri lawmakers discussed bills covering everything from bioterrorism to price gouging.
Newspaper Story - Legislation to cut the speed limit for trucks has been proposed in Missouri's Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters would be faced with nearly $1 billion in tax and fee increases for highways and school buildings under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by house leaders
Newspaper Story - The bill allows vehicles to have windshield and front side windows tinted 35 percent and lifts restrictions on tinting of rear windows.
Radio Story - The House passes the first bill of the year that allows tinting of front side vehicle windows, especially for those with severe medical conditions
Newspaper Story - A St. Louis area lawmaker is proposing an additional fee on gambling boats to boost funding for transportation.
Newspaper Story - The Senate transportation committee heard testimony on a bill that would ban passengers from having open alcohol containers in vehicles.
Radio Story - Senator Ted House proposing raising gambling fees to pay for transportation
Newspaper Story - Ahead of the State of the State address later this month, Gov. Holden proposed legislation against price gouging and stricter laws regarding anthrax hoaxes, and called for the construction of a new public health lab to identify bio-terrorist attacks.
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