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November 2007 Stories
Radio Story - House Minority Leader Paul LeVota sent a letter to the governor's office this week questioning whether a cleaning company hired by the state has a history of employing illegal workers. Courtney Cox has more from the state capitol.
Radio Story - After nearly two years of debate and countless rejected offers, Ameren UE and Attorney General Jay Nixon finally reached a settlement over the 2005 Taum Sauk disaster.
Radio Story - The Taum Sauk resovoir case settled Tuesday, but the State of Missouri and the Department of Natural Resources had to forfeit the option to appeal if the settlement were to change.
Radio Story - Ameren UE will pay nearly 200 million dollars from a settlement with Attorney General Jay Nixon over the 2005 Taum Sauk disaster.
Newspaper Story - A Republican lawmaker prepares a health care plan to counter the Republican governor's plan.
Radio Story - After Jay Nixon failed to respond to requests for him to explain the use of his state vehicle for politicla purposes, the Commissioner of the Office of Administration has given him a timeline to comply.
Newspaper Story - The State and utility company Ameren reached a $179,750,000 settlement resolving a civil suit filed by the Attorney General and all other state demands for compensation.
Radio Story - Missouri's annual Blue Book that offers resources from state government services to salary overviews was revealed by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. Carly Robertson was at the revealing and has more.
Radio Story - As the governor continues to put pressure on illegal immigrants, one state department says Blunt's newest issue is actually a non-issue.
Newspaper Story - Whack-a-mole style game portrays governor deleting e-mails
Radio Story - In light of recent scandals involving the Blunt administration, the Missouri Democratic Party posted a video game to shed light on deleting emails.
Radio Story - Matt Blunt is taking steps to further establish his position as anti-immigration by proposing legislation designed to keep illeagal immigrants from obtaining driver's licences.
News summary for the week of November 19, 2007
Radio Story - Governor removes Ed Martin as Chief of Staff
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt's controversial chief of staff resigns
News summary for the week of November 12, 2007
Newspaper Story - A background feature on organization seeking to change Missouri's nonpartisan court plan.
Newspaper Story - A background feature on the debate on changing or repealing Missouri's non-partisan court system for selecting judges. Part 1
Radio Story - Missouri veterans' officials react to reports of high suicide rates among veterans.
Radio Story - Missouri's Attorney General launched an investigation today to look into Governor's office has
Radio Story - Missouri veterans tried to persuade a house committee to bring up a piece of legislation which would allow more money to veterans organizations. Fanna (Fawna) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-sel-LAH-say) has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - A CBS report that shows in 2005 there were 120 suicides each week. The report came just before a House Committee meeting on Veteran Affairs in which witnesses called for funding to create post-deployment housing. Carly Robertson spoke with one woman who testified and has more.
Radio Story - Support Services Bureau Commander for the Missouri Highway Patrol said Matt Blunt's security guard guided a reporter away from the governor, but did not shove him.
Radio Story - State Auditor finds criminal checks necessary for three state departments
Radio Story - The Show-Me state was recently ranked the 11th worst state in the nation for educator sexual misconduct, prompting Republican St. Louis Representative Jane Cunningham to work on legislation to attack the problem.
Newspaper Story - Spokesman for the Missouri Republican Party has called for the release of emails by Democratic legislators in the wake of the controversy over the firing of attorney Scott Eckersley and the deletion of emails by the governor's office
Radio Story - In retaliation for Democrats' insisting the Blunt administration make three years of internal emails public record, the spokesperson for the Missouri Republican party is calling on Democrats to hand over their emails as well.
Radio Story - In the midst of the Governor dealing with his own Sunshine law controversy, the Missouri Republican Party has made Sunshine requests of 19 Democrats in the House and Senate.
Newspaper Story - A reporter for the Kansas City Star was shoved by a officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Monday while asking the Gov. Matt Blunt questions about the Scott Eckersley firing.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Jane Cunningham prepares prepares a sexual misconduct bill after AP investigation
Radio Story - Two statewide agencies have made it easier for Missourians to access health and social services throughout the state. Carly Robertson has more from Jefferson City.
Radio Story - According to the Director of Insurance, Missouri is following a national trend to stop insurance deception on miliary personnel. Courtney Cox has more from Jefferson City.
News summary for the week of November 5, 2007
Radio Story - The eight thousand pound chandelier is back in the air of the state Capitol rotunda.
Radio Story - The Missouri Ethics Commission unanimously voted to proceed investigations regarding excessive contributions in 160 campaigns across the state. Carly Robertson was at the meeting and has more.
Radio Story - A Columbia Daily Tribune blog reports that the Republican Senate President Pro-Tem is suggesting an investigation into the governor's office for reportedly deleting email messages.
Radio Story - After the Republican candidate for attorney general spoke out about the governor's handling of Sunshine law requests, the Democratic Party's spokeman is waiting on a response from the Democratic candidates.
Newspaper Story - Capitol chandelier raised almost a year after falling
Newspaper Story - The Republican candidate for attorney general suggested a special prosecutor be brought in to investigate potential violations to Missouri Sunshine Laws by Gov. Blunt's office.
Newspaper Story - MoDOT sees a decrease in funds preventing thenm from future construction projects
Radio Story - State officials have said emergency communications in Missouri are out of date, yet it may be years before changes are made. Courtney Cox has more from Jefferson City.
Radio Story - MoDOT says I-70 is the busiest interstate in Missouri but a lack of funding means decreasing the congestion may not be something that happens anytime soon. Carly Robertson has more from Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - A Kansas County elections commission accepted signatures on a petition to conduct a grand jury investigation against a allegations against Kansas Planned Parenthood facility.
News summary for the week of October 29, 2007
Radio Story - The chairwoman of the House Education Committee plans to file legislation to expose sex offending teachers, but the Missouri School Boards' Association has some reservations.
Radio Story - A special deer season in urban areas isn't doing its job of keeping deer off the road. Carly Robertson spoke with the Missouri Conservation Department and has more.
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