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September 2002 Stories
Radio Story - State transportation audit committee chairman Jim Anderson says he wants to make sure state auditors and internal transportation auditors aren't duplicating efforts.
Newspaper Story - MoDOT will lose $10.4 million due to lax open-container law.
Radio Story - Holt County voters received ballots marking Jean Carnahan as a Republican and Jim Talent as a Democrat.
Newspaper Story - Proponents Amendment 4 say it could cut electricity rates and encourage local production.
News summary for the week of September 23, 2002
Radio Story - CDC released plans to Missouri State Health Department for dealing with bio-terrorism.
Radio Story - Missouri state health department says its reviewing federal plans for implementing small pox vaccines in case of bio-terrorism.
Radio Story - The Conservation department will be investigating allegations that Talent was fishing without a license.
Radio Story - Missouri state firefighters want collective bargaining and binding arbitration rights. Missouri voters to decide in November elections.
Radio Story - The Central Missouri Food Bank has already exceeded their last year's supply, with their busiest months approaching with the cold weather.
Newspaper Story - Following the resounding defeat of the transportation tax increase, MoDOT director Henry Hungerbeeler is calling on the Missouri legislature to find money for his department. He points to the 6-cent fuel tax revenue, of which MoDOT receives about 38 percent, as an example of diverting funds away from state highways.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Department of Conservation will test 6,000 deer for chronic wasting disease during this fall's hunt.
Radio Story - Health advocates promote a tobacco tax increase
Newspaper Story - A measure on this November's ballot will strengthen the bargaining power of Missouri firefighters.
News summary for the week of September 16, 2002
Radio Story - Holden has no source for the $31 million he promised UMKC.
Radio Story - Blunt will not appeal judge's ruling which allows cigarette tax proposal on the November ballot
Newspaper Story - A Cole County judge ruled a 55 cent hike in the state's cigarette tax should go on this November's ballot.
Radio Story - A circuit judge has ruled a 324-percent tax increase to appear on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Senator Carnahan says she thinks President Bush will wait for UN support before striking Iraq.
News summary for the week of September 9, 2002
Newspaper Story - A report from state auditor Claire McCaskill charged the Department of Higher Education with billing the state for employee meals costing as much as $60 each.
Radio Story - Holden wants to close corporate tax loopholes.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden said Thursday that closing corporate tax "loopholes" will be a priority in planning next year's budget. He also urged state departments not to request funding increases.
Newspaper Story - Disabled Medicaid recipients said changes in the Spenddown program will leave them without funds for basic necessities.
Newspaper Story - The legislature may address two bills the governor signed then vetoed in July.
Radio Story - Red Cross sponsors Memorial honoring victims of 9-11.
Radio Story - This week, the Missouri Capitol is exhibiting Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese form of meditation.
News summary for the week of September 2, 2002
Newspaper Story - The Red Cross -- which was accused of misleading donors and depriving victims' families after Sept. 11 -- is sponsoring the Missouri state Capitol's one-year remembrance of victims.
Radio Story - The newly installed Senate door may be shipped back to Africa.
Newspaper Story - The 2002 student assessment results show a decline in math skills, but improvement in reading comprehension.
Newspaper Story - Anti-death penalty leaders claim a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision raises questions about Missourians on death row.
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