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3 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

'Drafting Error' Leads to Veto of Missouri Health Insurance Navigator Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | Home

MoDOT announces new projects

New projects from the Missouri Department of Transportation are set to be completed over the next 10 years, should Constitutional Amendment 7 pass in the August election.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Garden City Telegram

EPA's proposed changes in water rules rile agriculture

The backlash from agricultural and rural groups in Kansas and elsewhere in response to proposed changes in federal rules regarding water protection has been strong enough to draw Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to the heartland to defend the move.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kansas, Agriculture, Science, Environment, Missouri

Missourian

MINUTE: Music livens up farmers market

The Missourian Minute is a regular video series of scenes from around mid-Missouri.

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Home

City of Kirksville to update Wastewater Treatment Plant

New, stricter state and federal standards mean the city of Kirksville is going to have to make major, expensive upgrades at its Wastewater Treatment Plant south of town.

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News Tribune

Financial woes loom for MoDOT funding

The financial uncertainty about the Federal Highway Trust Fund running out of money by the end of the month has trickled down to Jefferson City.

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Related Topix: Jefferson City, MO, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, Claire McCaskill, Missouri, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Roy Blunt

News Tribune

Nixon: Deer farmers, they aren't livestock

Governor Jay Nixon announced he has vetoed House Bill 1326 and Senate Bill 506, also known as the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014, during a meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri, Agriculture, Science

Agri Marketing

American Soybean Assn Supports Missouri's Farming Rights Amendment

AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSN SUPPORTS MISSOURI'S FARMING RIGHTS AMENDMENT Jul. 8, 2014 American Soybean Association reports: The Creve Coeur-based American Soybean Association has issued its support of the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment , a measure that would amend the state's constitution to recognize and protect modern agriculture and the benefits ... (more)

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Maneater

State NAACP chapter pushes to abolish death penalty in Missouri

National attention has been drawn to the constitutionality of the death penalty due to the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett that took place in April.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Missouri, Prison

KFVS12

Missouri offers overseas voting portal

Missourians serving in the military who are stationed outside of the state will now be able to vote using a new online platform.

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Related Topix: Missouri, US National Guard, US Military

Belleville News Democrat

Downtown section of Interstate 44 closing for weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 44, formerly known as the "depressed section" of Interstate 70, for the CityArchRiver Park Over the Highway project.

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Missourian

Foster children in dire need of homes in Columbia, statewide

Ivy Pinkstaff, 5, hugs her foster brother while sitting next to her sister, Hannah Pinkstaff, 8, on June 27. The Pinkstaff family took a break and cooled off after spending about a half-hour enjoying the playground equipment.

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KMIZ

13 months later, no report on train collision

More than a year after two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board has yet to complete a final report on the accident.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Missouri

News Tribune

Many Mid-Missouri projects are in MoDOT's draft plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation on Monday released the construction cost of each of the projects included in the draft list of the transportation improvements that would be funded through the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7. If passed by voters on Aug. 5, the amendment would create a A3 4-cent sales tax to fund transportation ... (more)

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Related Topix: Missouri, Jefferson City, MO, Cole County, MO, Columbia, MO, Tuscumbia, MO

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page

Governor's veto could impact student transfer program

Governor Jay Nixon and the General Assembly appear to be on a collision course again regarding vetoes of critical bills and state budget cuts.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 07, 2014

GO Columbiamo

Road closure - significant impact - Clark Lane; July 14 - 21

Missouri, Inc., the contractor awarded the bid for the Clark Lane Non-Motorized Improvements project along Clark Lane from New Market Blvd. to McKee Street has begun preliminary work at the site.

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Sunherald.com

Missouri governor vetoes health navigator limits

The vetoed bill would have required criminal background checks for people applying for state licenses as enrollment aides for a federally run health insurance website.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama

KRCG-TV Jefferson City

State updates project list for transportation tax

Missouri officials have revised the project list that would be funded by a proposed three-quarters cent sales tax on the August ballot.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Independence, MO, Wentzville, MO, Maries County, MO, Freeburg, MO

KHOU-TV Houston

Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

Two Mississippi River bridges were closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions could worsen in parts of Missouri and Illinois.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Illinois, Illinois Government, Louisiana, MO, Hannibal, MO, Natural Disasters, Flood

ABC News

Flooding Closes 2 Mississippi River Bridges

Two Mississippi River bridges were closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there is growing concern that conditions could worsen in parts of Missouri and Illinois.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Illinois, Illinois Government, Louisiana, MO, Hannibal, MO, Natural Disasters, Flood

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