State and Regional News

Rowden floats new plan to name a bridge after Sen. Roy Blunt

BY SEAN BRYNDA, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, wants to name a bridge after U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt.
Rowden started the process more than a year ago to have the Rocheport bridge named after Blunt, in recognition of his role in securing federal funding for its reconstruction.

Legislation targets those who sell stolen catalytic converters

BY SEAN BRYNDA, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — When it comes to cars, catalytic converters are a key part.
Missouri lawmakers want to make sure that all catalytic converters sold at auto shops are acquired lawfully.

Lawmakers want to bring FIFA World Cup to Kansas City

BY EMMA LINGO, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers are working to make Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium fit to host a World Cup match by 2026.

Legalizing sports wagering could increase problem gambling

BY EMMA J. MURPHY, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — More than 103,000 Missourians struggle with a gambling disorder, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling.