Elizabeth Ford From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org MDN Menu MDN Home Journalist's Creed Print MDN Help Exit MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News MDN Menu MDN Home Journalist's Creed Print MDN Help Exit MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News Lobbyist Money Help Close Elizabeth Ford Elizabeth Ford Stories Elizabeth Ford Stories 2/ 5/2008: Radio Story - With a unanimous committee vote, a bill reforming property tax structure in Missouri could see the Senate floor by the end of February. 1/29/2008: Radio Story - St. Louis city tops the country in chlamydia and gonorrhea cases says national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new bill presented in House committee Tuesday aims to curb the numbers. Elizabeth Ford Stories Elizabeth Ford Stories 12/ 3/2007: Radio Story - The top leader of Missouri's senate made restrictant property tax increases for St. Louis County the first issue filed for the legislative session that begins in January. On the same day for pre-filing bills, a House task force on property taxes met to address rising property taxes. 11/28/2007: Radio Story - The Taum Sauk resovoir case settled Tuesday, but the State of Missouri and the Department of Natural Resources had to forfeit the option to appeal if the settlement were to change. 11/26/2007: Radio Story - In light of recent scandals involving the Blunt administration, the Missouri Democratic Party posted a video game to shed light on deleting emails. 11/14/2007: Radio Story - Support Services Bureau Commander for the Missouri Highway Patrol said Matt Blunt's security guard guided a reporter away from the governor, but did not shove him. 11/ 7/2007: Radio Story - A Columbia Daily Tribune blog reports that the Republican Senate President Pro-Tem is suggesting an investigation into the governor's office for reportedly deleting email messages. 10/31/2007: Radio Story - The governor's office is using Missouri legal exemptions to withhold personnel files from the governor's former attorney, but a national freedom of information expert says that at least one of these exceptions doesn't hold water. 10/29/2007: Radio Story - Without media fanfare, Governor Matt Blunt sets a task force to work on researching how abortions affect women after the procedure. Members of the task force, though, include primarily anti-abortion leaders in the state. 10/24/2007: Radio Story - MOVANS, a database for victims of violent crimes to check the status of their attackers, now has more capabilities. Some in Missouri, though, do not have access to this program. 10/24/2007: Radio Story - Governor Blunt announced expansion for the Missouri Automated Notification System, or MOVANS. The database allows victims of violent crimes to obtain information about the release status of their attacker. But the original database is still not statewide. 10/22/2007: Radio Story - The Federal Highway Administration made electronic billboards legal, but Missouri's tough billboard regulations probably won't utilize the advertising technology. 10/17/2007: Radio Story - Staph infections kill more people every year than AIDS in the United States, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, raising concerns in the medical community. 10/10/2007: Radio Story - A public counsel member called for a Missouri utilities regulator to recuse himself for discussing power rates with a Kansas City power company executive. 10/ 3/2007: Radio Story - Gundaker Commercial Group says that Attorney General Jay Nixon has his facts wrong. Nixon accused Gundaker of hiring undocumented workers for its O'Fallon Lakes apartment project. 10/ 1/2007: Radio Story - Montgomery City features a correctional center where teens in the dual jurisdiction program can finish part of their court sentence. 9/26/2007: Radio Story - Missouri Republican leader Paul Sloca called for Democratic Senator Jeff Smith to step down from the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. 9/17/2007: Radio Story - Though no ban exists forbidding same-sex adoption, gay Missourians can run into difficulty being foster or adoptive parents. 9/12/2007: Radio Story - Republican House Representatives selected their candidate for Speaker of the House if the GOP maintains the majority in 2009. 9/10/2007: Radio Story - More than a year before the actual elections, House Republicans meet Wednesday to select their choice for the next House speaker. 9/ 5/2007: Radio Story - The chief attorney for half of Missouri public schools anticipates that the fight to change school funding will continue. 9/ 5/2007: Radio Story - Vice Chairman of the Committee for Education Equality was surprised by last Wednesday's school funding ruling, and anticipates an appeal 8/29/2007: Radio Story - Senate debates amendment to legalize ticket scalping. 8/29/2007: Radio Story - The bill that includes legalization of ticket scalping passed in the Senate. 8/27/2007: Radio Story - Blunt outlines policies for enforcing federal immigration laws Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.