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1998 Transport & Safety Stories
Radio Story - The transportation oversight committee asked if the highway commission will seek tax increases.
Radio Story - The state is warned it must toughen its drunken driving laws or face the possible loss of federal highway funds.
Radio Story - At least two House Republicans are distancing themselves from a statement released by the Republican Party.
Radio Story - Missouri Lieutentant Governor Roger Wilson tours the Columbia area assessing storm damges there. Wilson is expected to present to Governor Carnahan a storm damage report.
Radio Story - The Transportation Department abandons the 15-year construction program.
Radio Story - A severe wind storm blew through Columbia, Missouri during the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 10, 1998 causing damage to area homes and businesses
Newspaper Story - A proposed site for a new maximum security prison near Jefferson City is treading on the burial grounds of the Osage Tribe.
Radio Story - St. Louis area drivers will have to get their cars inspected every two years for ozone emissions. The state has begun accepting bids for who will build the inspection stations.
Radio Story - Gov. Carnahan asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for an estimated $8.4 million in damage after this month's Kansas City flooding.
Radio Story - The Missouri Public Service Commission says the Laclede Gas Company failed to properly inspect a leaking gas line which later exploded.
Radio Story - Missouri River Flood Management Teams assess Missouri River flooding in order to prepare proposal to seek federal emergency relief funding.
Radio Story - What we learned from the major flooding in 1993 helped prepare us for events like this week's high river levels.
Radio Story - Officials predicted the Missouri River would jump its banks and put the airport under water-- but it didn't happen.
Radio Story - The director of the State Emergency Management Agency wants the President to free up federal funds to help flood victims.
Radio Story - Missouri Lieutenant Governor declares state of emergency due Missouri River flooding.
Newspaper Story - Concealed weapons lands at the bottom of the Senate agenda for the last week of the session.
Newspaper Story - The drive to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is plowing ahead in the last weeks of the legislative session.
Radio Story - The bill has already passed through the House, but the Senate Transportation Committee heard opposition Tuesday.
Radio Story - A bill to reduce the frequency of auto inspections from every year to every two years met opposition in the Senate Transportation Committee.
Newspaper Story - The House approves putting the concealed weapons issue on the state ballot.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would vote on the right to carry concealed weapons under legislation moving smoothly through the House.
Newspaper Story - Parents would be able to access background checks on potential day care workers with one phone call under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday.
Radio Story - The legislature can still satisfy EPA scrutiny by focusing on strict tailpipe testing.
Radio Story - Parents would be able to obtain criminal backgrounds checks on day-care workers over a toll-free number under a bill that pass through the House.
Radio Story - The proposal would change the limit from .10 to .08.
Newspaper Story - High school enrollment would needed to get a driver's license under legislation before Missouri's General Assembly.
Newspaper Story - An amendment-killing amendment eliminated an opportunity for the House lower the legal DWI level.
Radio Story - The House rejected an effort to lower the level of drunken driving to the .08 percent pushed by the president.
Newspaper Story - A House committee heard an hour of testimony on a Senate-approved bill to require car inspections every three years instead of annually.
Radio Story - Senate approves a bill that calls for reformulated gasoline and a tougher auto inspections in St. Louis.
Radio Story - When a barge crashed into a gambling boat this weekend, it might have provided a new argument for keeping boats in moats.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would be able to carry concealed weapons under a bill passed by a Missouri House Committee. Inclucded in the bill is a referendum that would allow voters to approve the measure.
Radio Story - The House Corrections Committee voted to let the people decide whether concealed weapons should be permitted in Missouri. If the Legislature approves, the state-wide vote would occur in April of next year.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate approves legislation to toughen auto emission standards and regulations in the St. Louis area.
Newspaper Story - Background on a bill to stop marketers from using motor vehicle records.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transportation Committee votes to lower the legal limit for drunken driving.
Radio Story - Missouri drivers would have to drink less before driving under a bill passed by the Senate Transportation Committee.
Radio Story - Just days after action in Washington to lower the blood alcohol limit from .10 to .08, two Republican Missouri Senators talk about doing the same in this state.
Radio Story - The U.S. Senate's plan to revoke portions of federal highway funding unless states reduce their standards for drunkenness does not sit well with Carnahan.
Newspaper Story - Bill places restrictions on bounty hunters.
Newspaper Story - Bill would change vehicular homicide to vehicular manslaughter.
Newspaper Story - Several bills in the state legislature would increase penalties for drivers without insurance. Many people say these penalties don't address the real problem.
Newspaper Story - Uninsured drivers would face tougher penalities under legislation proposed to the state legislature.
Radio Story - The Senate votes to give lawmakers a greater voice over highway funding.
Radio Story - A House committee heard debate over legislation to give lawmakers a stronger voice over highway spending
Newspaper Story - Legislation proposed to lower the limit for drunken driving.
Radio Story - The Missouri House did not vote on a measure allowing carpool lanes to be set up.
Radio Story - New emissions testing for gasoline is proposed that will meet EPA regulations
Newspaper Story - Legislation is filed to expand emergency medical services in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Drivers would be required to turn on their headlights in bad weather under legislation filed in Missouri's General Assembly.
Newspaper Story - The state Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require car inspections once every three years instead of once per year.
Radio Story - A compromise may be under way in the Senate to waive annual auto inspections for new cars.
Radio Story - St. Louis County Senator Anita Yeckel introduced a bill that would make behavior and staying in school a factor in whether minors can get a driver's license.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transportation Committee heard a bill Tuesday to lower the state's legal blood-alcohol content from 0.10 to 0.08.
Radio Story - St. Louis could increase income and drivers could lose their liscenses after failing to pay parking tickets if a Senate bill is passed.
Newspaper Story - Legislation proposed in the General Assembly would allow the revocation of licenses of drivers with multiple unpaid parking tickets.
Radio Story - Drivers who ignore their parking tickets may find themselves without a driver's license.
Radio Story - House Democrats and Republicans are introducing legislation that would require information from The Department of Transportation.
Newspaper Story - Sen. John Russell introduced his bill to require teenagers under 18 to be currently enrolled in high school, have a diploma or a GED certificate to obtain a driver's license.
Radio Story - The Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill that would allow individuals to report incompetent drivers in order to have their liscenses revoked.
Newspaper Story - Missouri has more than 50 auto specialty plates, that generated $143,000 for the state.
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