State and Regional News
Gov. Nixon advances plans for five tornado safe room projects at schools across state
• Governor authorizes moving ahead with plans to provide funding for severe weather shelters at schools in Lincoln, St. Charles, Stoddard, Texas and Webster counties
TROY, Mo. – During a visit to Troy Buchanan High School, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced he has authorized the State Emergency Management Agency to proceed with proposals for a total of five tornado safe rooms at schools in Lincoln, St. Charles, Stoddard, Texas and Webster counties.
Anti-survaillane measure passes House, heads to ballot
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri voters will have the chance to add a provision to the state constitution this fall barring unreasonable search and seizure of electronic communications.
Gun law nullfication bill fails in Missouri Senate
JEFFERSON CITY - Legislation nullifying federal gun laws didn't make it out of the Missouri Senate on Thursday, May 15, after its lead Senate sponsor withdrew support.
Sales tax increase on November ballot
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri legislature wants Missouri voters to increase the sales tax.
The three-quarters-of-a cent sales tax increase would result in more than $500 million annually for state and local transportation. The proposal passed previously in the Senate and was passed in the House, Wednesday, May 14. The measure will appear on the statewide ballot.
In the final hours of the 2014 Legislative Session, Missouri General Assembly puts the budget severely out of balance with special giveaways, Gov. Nixon says
• General Assembly gives new tax breaks to special interests, potential impact to the budget could be nearly $500 million in reduced revenue
JEFFERSON CITY— As the 2014 Legislative Session drew to a close, the Missouri General Assembly passed eight separate pieces of legislation giving tax breaks to special interests, totaling up to $483 million in reduced revenue and throwing the budget severely out of balance, Gov. Jay Nixon said today.