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  • Missouri’s governor expects to sign gas tax legislation, after bill’s language is reviewed (AUDIO)
    Missouri’s Senate leader says there are currently $10 billion in unfunded transportation projects across the state. Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) has been working on transportation funding for the entire 11 years he’s served in the Legislature, and his bill increasing Missouri’s gas tax is now on the governor’s desk. “We’re about $800…  Thu, 17 Jun 2021 03:10:20 +0000

  • Outgoing Miss Missouri says her time competing and serving have made her a better person
    The next Miss Missouri will be crowned this week in northeast Missouri’s Mexico. Young women from across the state are competing for the chance to win scholarship money and the title of Miss Missouri. The pageant begins today in northeast Missouri’s Mexico and a winner will be crowned Saturday evening. They will take the stage…  Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:11:29 +0000

  • Missouri student advances to semifinals of national spelling bee
    Thirty spellers from around the country have advanced to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, including one Missouri student. 14-year-old Colette Giezentanner of eastern Missouri’s Webster Groves will compete in the virtual semifinals on June 27. During today’s quarterfinals, she spelled the words blondine and fatidic correctly. She also chose the correct meaning…  Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:54:34 +0000

  • Missouri State Senator Washington opposes special session for KCPD funding; wants to see more community policing (AUDIO)
    A Kansas City state senator who’s a member of Missouri’s Legislative Black Caucus opposes a special session on the issue of Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) funding. Four Northland Kansas City-area GOP lawmakers have asked Governor Mike Parson (R) to call a special session, citing what they describe as unprecedented defunding of the KCPD. State…  Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:00:24 +0000

  • (AUDIO) Missouri legislator’s daughter, ‘uncounted kids’ inspire her to sponsor foster and adoption bills
    State Representative Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove, says her 19-year-old daughter she adopted two years ago inspired her to file two bills about foster care and adoption. The duo of bills, passed by the Missouri Legislature this year and signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson, give more Missouri foster and adoptive children a chance to…  Mon, 14 Jun 2021 22:31:32 +0000