Category: Policy

Statement from MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna on the Hyperloop One Global Challenge

JEFFERSON CITY – Hyperloop One this morning announced 10 global routes that it considers to have the most potential for implementation of the hyperloop high-speed transportation technology. Four of those corridors are in the United States: Cheyenne-Denver, Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh, Miami-Orlando and Dallas-Houston. “While Missouri’s Kansas City-St. Louis route was not included […]

Republican leadership to look for alternative solution for in-home care cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missouri lawmakers returned for the annual veto session at the State Capitol, with many hoping to answer the question of what lawmakers could or should do about the budget cuts affecting in-home and nursing care for an estimated 8,000 senior citizens, disabled, and veterans. While the […]

Committee approved applications to name bridge, 3 roadways

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This morning the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight agreed to approve applications to give names to a bridge in Jennings, and roadways in Greene, St. Louis, and Barry Counties. The bridge on State Highway 11 crossing over I-70 in Jennings will be named after Army First […]

Planned Parenthood expansion efforts face opposition after court ruling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following an injunction made by Judge Howard Sachs of the U.S. District Court, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas City will be able to provide abortion services beginning on September 18. Sachs’ decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court found similar laws in Texas – which […]

Missouri’s major cities expected to compete for Amazon headquarters project

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Cities across the nation are all gearing up in an attempt to be chosen as the next site for a second Amazon headquarters, and Missouri’s major cities are looking to make strong bids in the competition. The e-commerce company announced on Thursday that it would be […]

MHDC forgoes Prevailing Wage for more housing

MHDC largely approves QAP draft COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) met Thursday afternoon to discuss a draft of the rules the committee was going to use to accept or deny applications to their programs. The MHDC largely accepted the 2018 Draft Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), which […]

Missouri Legislature mourns loss of Mike Lair: educator, reader, friend

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mike “Coach” Lair passed away Tuesday at his home in Jefferson City at the age of 71. He represented the House District 7 for four terms, from 2008 to 2017. During his time, he was Chair of the House Appropriations-Education Committee from 2011 to 2015 and […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Sept. 2, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In the week of September 2-8, Governor Eric Greitens appointed Jason Senheiser as a circuit court judge for St. Louis, visited St. Louis and Kansas City, and met injured police officers. On Sunday, Greitens met with injured police officers, according to a Facebook post. In the […]