From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Lauren Shepherd include:
- 10/23/2001: Newspaper Story - Despite the state's tight budget, Gov. Bob Holden gave the Missouri Department of Health a small chunk of money to hire eight new people to investigate bio-terrorism and disease reports around the state.
- 9/ 4/2001: Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislative special session will begin today under a legal cloud with the leader of the state Senate questioning whether any bills out of the state House will pass constitutional muster.
- 5/10/2001: Newspaper Story - Tensions rise in the State Senate as the session nears its end and the Republicans finish their first session as the majority party.
- 5/ 3/2001: Newspaper Story - Columbia's Congressman Kenny Hulshof would get Missouri's statehouse under a redistricting plan unveiled Thursday by the Senate Redistricting Committee Chairman.
- 4/25/2001: Newspaper Story - Following the release of a congressional district map of the St. Louis area negotiated by U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt and Rep. William "Lacy" Clay earlier this week, a freshman Republican senator offered his own alternative.
- 4/18/2001: Newspaper Story - State Rep. Jon Dolan, R-Lake St. Louis, suggested extending U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt's district farther north and west and adding Cole County to the 9th district in a sparsely attended public hearing Wednesday night.
- 4/12/2001: Newspaper Story - A bitter dispute emerged late Thursday when the top Senate Republican accused Gov. Bob Holden of offering a seat on the redistricting commission in return for GOP support of a $747 million transportation plan.
- 4/ 3/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden came from a little town in southern Missouri -- a place that still effects his role as governor today.
- 3/15/2001: Newspaper Story - An atheist in Christian County prompted a Columbia legislator to propose eliminating the "so help me God" clause from an oath taxpayers in poor counties must sign on their personal property tax forms.
- 3/ 8/2001: Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court handed the state a major victory Thursday by ruling that the state did not have to refund $244 million to taxpayers.
- 3/ 1/2001: Newspaper Story - Missourians will have a chance to design the state's commemorative quarter as part of a contest announced Thursday by Lori Hauser Holden, wife of Gov. Bob Holden.
- 3/ 1/2001: Newspaper Story - After almost two months in office, Gov. Bob Holden still owes an estimated $320,000 for his January inauguration -- the most expensive in Missouri history.
- 2/22/2001: Newspaper Story - Political debate took a strange turn in Missouri's statehouse Thursday. Democrats blamed Republicans for Democrats not supporting the Democratic governor.
- 2/15/2001: Newspaper Story - Passion is a word many who know him use to describe the Missouri Senate's new top leader -- and an emerging figure in the state Republican party.
- 2/13/2001: Newspaper Story - Citing his frustration with Republican leaders, state Sen. Jim Mathewson, D-Sedalia, resigned Tuesday from the Senate Transportation Committee.
- 2/12/2001: Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden signed an executive order Friday to hold Missouri's portion of money from the national tobacco settlement in a trust fund for health care initiatives.
- 1/30/2001: Newspaper Story - Despite a call for bipartisanship, Missouri's new Democratic governor found one of his key proposals declared "DOA" by a top GOP leader.
- 1/24/2001: Newspaper Story - Republicans took control of the Missouri Senate for the first time in more than 50 years after special elections held Wednesday.
- 1/23/2001: Newspaper Story - In an angry and bitter Senate debate Tuesday, Missouri state senators delayed action on a resolution that would have rejected a raise for themselves.
- 1/23/2001: Newspaper Story - In three distant areas of Missouri, a handful of voters will cast votes that could mark an historic era for MIssouri.
Three special elections Wednesday for the state Senate effectively will decide the balance of power in the almost evenly-split upper chamber.
- 1/18/2001: Newspaper Story - A political campaign in northern Missouri that could decide control of the state's Senate has racked up a price tag of more than $600,000.