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MoDOT cutting projects

MoDOT cutting projects

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — MoDOT won’t be building new roads or expanding existing roads until at least 2020, the beleaguered state agency announced last week. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved its Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for fiscal years 2016-2020 last week, and the budget shortfall will leave the department with fewer projects

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Protestors gather for #SharkWeek at Luetkemeyer’s office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Discovery Channel hosts Shark Week every summer to celebrate the great predators of the ocean deep. A handful of familiar advocacy groups to the Capitol, however, wanted to shed light on a different kind of shark Wednesday when they protested outside Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (R- MO) office to rally against payday

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Nixon vetoes loan regulation bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill Tuesday afternoon that would have increased the maximum fee for an open-ended loan from banks, credit unions and payday loan companies. Senate Bill 345, authored by Republican Jay Wasson from Springfield, would have increased the maximum fee from $75 to $100. Nixon vetoed the legislation because

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Nixon issues executive order to enforce Obergefell decision

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon that orders all state agencies to comply with the the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, which extended the right to marriage to same-sex couples. Executive Order 15-04 officially states that “all departments, agencies, boards and commissions in the

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