Politics

Transportation Tax
3:47 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

By The Numbers: Expect Lots Of Road Work If Transportation Tax Passes

MoDOT crews continue ongoing construction on a I-64-related project. If Amendment 7 passes, the vast majority of funding statewide and in the St. Louis region will go toward road and bridge work.

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:03 pm

If Missourians back a transportation sales tax next month, road workers can expect a busy decade. 

That's a key takeaway of a St. Louis Public Radio analysis of a project list approved by the state's Highways and Transportation Commission. It's what will be funded if voters approve a 0.75 percent sales tax increase on Aug. 5.

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Right-to-farm
6:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Missouri Attorney General Talks In Favor of Right-to-farm

Christ Koster at the Kirchdoerfer farm.
Marine Perot KRCU

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster was in Cape Girardeau today to talk about Amendment 1 - the “right-to-farm” amendment - at the Kirchdoerfer dairy farm as part of a two-day farm tour.

Koster is concerned about rural Missouri agriculture’s future and supports Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment that aims at protecting farmers’ ability to raise crops and livestock.

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Cape Girardeau
8:33 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Cape Girardeau Launches Neighborhood Development Initiative

A program that will bring leadership skills and a two-way flow of communication between Cape Girardeau neighborhoods and City Hall will launch later this year.

The Neighborhood Development Initiative will start with two pilot neighborhoods. One neighborhood is between Highway 74 and Hackberry Street, and Beaudean Lane and Ranney Street. The other is between Big Bend Road and Water Street, and East Cape Rock Drive and Second Street.

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Harvest Public Media
3:45 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Out Of Public Eye, A Bitter Farm Bill Fight

K Street in Washington D.C. has long been known as the home to powerful lobbyists. Hundreds of companies and groups lobbied to influence the 2014 Farm Bill.
Creative Commons

The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear.

With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum – representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers – flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.

From major financial institutions (Wells Fargo & Company) to Taco Bell (Yum! Brands) to Midwest farmers (the National Corn Growers Association), outside groups spent big bucks to shape national food and agriculture policy.

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Politics
6:28 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Missouri And Prescription Drug Databases: Considerations For The Curious

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 10:54 pm

Drugs, privacy, prison. Those three things are linked to the debate over prescription drug databases -- and Missouri is the only state in the U.S. without one.

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