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Audio: Sen. Hoskins Discusses State of the State

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, discusses his reaction to the governor’s annual budget address, more commonly known as the State of the State.   To download audio, please right click on the file name and select ‘Save Target As’: Hoskins-Podcast-011620  (3:26)  Q: a comprehensive plan. Senator Hoskins says two of the priorities

Sen. Andrew Koenig’s Capitol Report for Jan. 17, 2020

State of the State Address and the Governor’s Priorities On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the governor gave his annual State of the State Address. During the address, he laid out his agenda and priorities for the 2020 legislative session. The governor discussed several topics, ranging from the economy and our state’s infrastructure to education and public

Audio: Sen. Emery Discusses State of the State and Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, discusses his thoughts on the governor’s annual budget address; Senate Bill 530, legislation that pertains to illegal gaming; Senate Bill 591, a measure that seeks to change punitive damages laws; and Senate Bill 525, which would provide recovery charter high schools may be operated in Kansas City

Audio: Sen. Luetkemeyer Discusses Priority Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, discusses Senate Bill 600, legislation that seeks to require a term of imprisonment and prohibit the imposition of certain other punishments for second-degree murder and certain dangerous felonies; Senate Bill 602, a proposal that would modify provisions regarding criminal street gang activities; Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would 

Senator Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020

Committees and State of the State The first full week of the legislative session is behind us. We hit the ground running with back-to-back committee hearings and gathered with our colleagues in the House of Representatives to hear the governor deliver his State of the State address. COMMITTEE WORK BEGINS In the Judiciary Committee, which

Senator Denny Hoskins’ Capitol Report for Week of Jan. 13, 2020

Getting Down to Business The second week of the 2020 legislative session was jam-packed with activity. Committee meetings began in earnest, with back-to-back hearings every day. The Senate Agriculture Committee heard testimony on my Senate Bill 568, the “Missouri Made Fuels Act.” This legislation creates a biodiesel fuel standard in Missouri. Beginning with a 5

Punitive Damages Bill Spurs Legal Debate in the Government Reform Committee Hearing

Although we have just completed our first full week, the momentum is building for another successful and eventful session filled with office meetings, district visitors and committee hearings.  Last Wednesday, the governor gave his annual State of the State Address to both chambers, state officials, honored guests and others.  He outlined some of his priorities

This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 17: Committee Hearings

JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would let voters decide provisions regulating the Legislature to limit the influence of partisan or other special interests; Senate Bill 524, legislation that would require the Missouri Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet;

Sam Fox School launches spring lecture series

Joo (Photo courtesy of the artist) Artist Michael Joo, architect Lola Sheppard and designer Rob Giampietro are among the international array of cutting-edge visual thinkers who will visit St. Louis as part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ spring Public Lecture Series at  Washington University in St. Louis. In all, the series

Looking toward Day of Dialogue & Action: A Q&A with keynote speaker Aisha Sultan

Actively listening, pushing back on our own misconceptions, and making space for everyone requires self-reflection, empathy, curiosity and courage. The process of truly embracing and connecting with others — no matter their differences — can be challenging, even difficult at times. That process is something that Aisha Sultan has incorporated into her life’s work. The

Senator Mike Cunningham’s Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020

Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020 It’s been a busy week at the State Capitol. The first full week of the 2020 legislative session found senators hunkering down in committee hearings to begin considering the bills introduced this year. The Appropriations Committee, of which I’m a member, heard budget requests from a number of state

Senator Justin Brown’s Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020

A Busy Second Week at the Capitol The second week of the 2020 legislative session was jam-packed with activity. Committee meetings began early in the week with back-to-back hearings on legislative proposals. The Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, is already hard at work hearing budget requests from the various state agencies. Crafting Missouri’s operating

Parks Department to Offer New TreeKeepers Program

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce a new program known as TreeKeepers for citizens who are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and tree care and to help beautify the Branson community. Original Source

Parks Department to Offer New TreeKeepers Program

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce a new program known as TreeKeepers for citizens who are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and tree care and to help beautify the Branson community. Original Source

Downtown Awberry Restroom Closed for Repairs starting Jan 27

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will close the Awberry bathroom, a public restroom located at 111 North Commercial St. starting January 27, 2020, for needed sewer upgrades. This project is expected to take about two weeks, depending on weather. Original Source

Downtown Awberry Restroom Closed for Repairs starting Jan 27

The Branson Parks & Recreation Department will close the Awberry bathroom, a public restroom located at 111 North Commercial St. starting January 27, 2020, for needed sewer upgrades. This project is expected to take about two weeks, depending on weather. Original Source

Human Resources

We work as a strategic partner with St. Charles County Government leadership, with individual employees, and with the general public to provide high quality human resources services. Original Source

Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Road Work for Mid-Missouri Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 – 14:50 January 21 – 31, 2020 The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for the two-week period of January 20 – 31, 2020. Scheduled projects will not take place on Monday, January 20 due to the

Senator Luetkemeyer Proposes State Funding for Witness Relocation

JEFFERSON CITY —Witnesses to violent crimes could be relocated to safe locations as they await their court appearances based on legislation sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville. Senate Bill 857 establishes The Pretrial Witness Protection Services Fund to cover relocation costs incurred by local law enforcement agencies. “Far too many crimes remain unsolved in

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: South Street in Ozark CLOSING POSTPONED Until Jan. 22

MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: South Street in Ozark CLOSING POSTPONED Until Jan. 22 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 – 14:20 What: South Street (Business 65) CLOSED between 15th and 17th Streets in Ozark at night  When: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Work postponed from Jan. 16 due to weather.  Why: Contractor crews installing

Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 20 – 26

Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 20 – 26 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 – 14:10 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Jan. 20 – 26. Though not

Green in tooth and claw

Go ahead, take a big bite. Hard plant foods may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from Washington University in St. Louis. Scientists often look at microscopic damage to teeth to infer what an animal was eating.