Scott Harvey http://kbia.org en On First Day of Session, Nixon Touts Missouri Rx in Springfield http://kbia.org/post/first-day-session-nixon-touts-missouri-rx-springfield <p></p><p>As state lawmakers convened in Jefferson City Wednesday for the first day of the 2014 session, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for the reauthorization of the <a href="http://www.morx.mo.gov/#" target="_blank">Missouri Rx</a> program during a stop in Springfield.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:12:24 +0000 Scott Harvey 46392 at http://kbia.org On First Day of Session, Nixon Touts Missouri Rx in Springfield Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco http://kbia.org/post/blunt-calls-simplifying-fuel-blends-gas-act-weighs-fair-fiasco <p>Citing the high cost of gasoline, including a time this week when he says costs in southwest Missouri rose by 10 cents in one day, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is again urging passage of the Gas Accessibility &amp; Stabilization (GAS) Act.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:09:13 +0000 Scott Harvey 38877 at http://kbia.org Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco Nixon visits flooded areas in southern Missouri http://kbia.org/post/nixon-visits-flooded-areas-southern-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Jay Nixon toured parts of flood-ravaged south-central Missouri Thursday following days of heavy rains, which damaged dozens of homes and killed a young boy.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Nixon praised the work of local organizations in their response efforts, including the Red Cross, whose Waynesville shelter housed 27 people Wednesday night. Nixon has called upon the Missouri National Guard for security and traffic control, as numerous streets have been closed, including sections of I-44 earlier this week.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:54:40 +0000 Scott Harvey 38561 at http://kbia.org Nixon visits flooded areas in southern Missouri Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-touts-student-loan-reform <p>The White House says the average Missouri student borrower will save just over $1,500 this school year under bipartisan legislation approved last week in the Senate, which would undo a rate hike that took effect for subsidized Stafford loans on July 1.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:20:03 +0000 Scott Harvey 37889 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253 http://kbia.org/post/nixon-addresses-his-veto-hb-253 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon continues his attack against HB 253, a measure he vetoed in June.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:30:09 +0000 Scott Harvey 37598 at http://kbia.org Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253 McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-criticizes-missouri-lawmakers-failing-pass-transportation-bill <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) Tuesday criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.</p><p>McCaskill said the U.S. transportation system is deteriorating, especially in Missouri, calling the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 36418 at http://kbia.org McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill Head of Missouri's Emergency Management Agency leaves position http://kbia.org/post/head-missouris-emergency-management-agency-leaves-position <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After just a few months as head of the state’s Emergency Management Agency, Ryan Nicholls is leaving to resume his former role in southwest Missouri.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:11:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 35401 at http://kbia.org Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea http://kbia.org/post/tornado-safe-rooms-schools-popular-costly-idea In the days since a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., talk of constructing safe rooms in public schools has become commonplace.<p>In southwest Missouri, officials have built a few of them already, and they are seeking funding to build more.<p><strong>'A Sense Of Peace'</strong><p>Karina O'Connell is preparing dinner tonight under the pavilion at Phelps Grove Park in Springfield, Mo., where she's eating with her 9-year-old twin sons, Samuel and John Patrick.<p>A mixture of curiosity and fear has the boys often going online to track big storms. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 34317 at http://kbia.org Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea