marshall griffin http://kbia.org en State tax credit commission scales back recommendations http://kbia.org/post/state-tax-credit-commission-scales-back-recommendations <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s Tax Credit Review Commission has released its revised list of recommendations.&nbsp; Some of the original recommendations have been scaled back: The new list calls for shrinking the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits to $90 million a year, instead of $75 million, and reducing the cap on Low Income Housing to $135 million instead of $80 million.&nbsp; Former GOP Senator Chuck Gross co-chairs the commission.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:42:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25971 at http://kbia.org The strange history of Truman's Senate seat http://kbia.org/post/strange-history-trumans-senate-seat <p>This week on the show: new laws go into effect in Missouri. Plus, a fascinating look at the history of the U.S. Senate seat Todd Akin and Claire McCaskill are running for this fall. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:08:49 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 20189 at http://kbia.org The strange history of Truman's Senate seat New data shows drought intensifying, with slight reprieve expected in coming week http://kbia.org/post/new-data-shows-drought-intensifying-slight-reprieve-expected-coming-week <p>The ongoing drought has intensified slightly in Missouri over the past week, according to new data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:14:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19961 at http://kbia.org New data shows drought intensifying, with slight reprieve expected in coming week Arguments heard in health care exchange debate on ballot language http://kbia.org/post/arguments-heard-health-care-exchange-debate-ballot-language <p>Arguments were heard Friday on whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and Republican lawmakers say the initiative is designed to block the governor from creating an exchange by executive order.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:19:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19691 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon warns of increased wildfire threat http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-warns-increased-wildfire-threat <p>Missouri’s drought conditions have increased the threat of wildfires across the state.</p><p>Governor Jay Nixon presided over a drought briefing Thursday at the Missouri State Fair for emergency management and public safety workers.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:06:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19583 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon warns of increased wildfire threat Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration http://kbia.org/post/mo-officials-react-pres-obamas-executive-order-immigration Missouri officials are both praising and condemning <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama">President Obama&rsquo;s </a><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/15/remarks-president-immigration">executive order </a>today that halts deportation of teenage and young adult illegal immigrants.<p>Anyone younger than 30 who was brought to the U.S. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:46:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15980 at http://kbia.org Mo. officials react to Pres. Obama's executive order on immigration Farmers and environmentalists at odds over Missouri River chute plans http://kbia.org/post/farmers-and-environmentalists-odds-over-missouri-river-chute-plans Farmers and environmentalists faced off at a hearing today in Jefferson City over a water project on the <a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River</a> west of Boonville.<p>The<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/"> U.S.&nbsp;Army Corps of Engineers </a>wants to build a new chute at <a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/bigmuddy/Jameson_Island.html">Jameson Island </a>designed to protect the<a href="http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Endangered/fishes/palld_fc.html"> pallid sturgeon </a>and other native fish species.&nbsp;&nbsp;Building&nbsp;it would involve dredging along the Missouri River, and the Corps&nbsp;wants to dump the sediment back into the river.&nbsp; The&nbsp;move is&nbsp;strongly opposed by farm interests.&nbsp; Dale Ludwig with the<a href="http://mosoy.org/"> Missouri Soybean Association </a>says up to a million cubic yards of sediment could be dumped into the Missouri River. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:10:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 15726 at http://kbia.org Farmers and environmentalists at odds over Missouri River chute plans MU Genetics research could lead to better beef, profits for breeders http://kbia.org/post/mu-genetics-research-could-lead-better-beef-profits-breeders <p>A researcher at the University of Missouri is trying to find a way to track the most productive cattle to predict future profits. Plus, a quick update on the rise in Missouri&rsquo;s state revenue last month, and what that might mean for state funding levels. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:53:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15461 at http://kbia.org MU Genetics research could lead to better beef, profits for breeders State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://kbia.org/post/state-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent Missouri&rsquo;s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.<p>The state collected about&nbsp;$6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under&nbsp;$6.4 billion in May of 2011.&nbsp; Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon&rsquo;s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.<p>&ldquo;That&#39;s the good news, things are picking up,"&nbsp; Luebbering said.&nbsp; "I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what&rsquo;s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that&#39;s going on globally&nbsp;that could have some bearing on the overall economy.&rdquo; Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:56:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 15409 at http://kbia.org State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent End of session will lack drama, but not fireworks http://kbia.org/post/end-session-will-lack-drama-not-fireworks It&#39;s the final day of the regular legislative session for the Missouri General Assembly.<p>Lawmakers have spent the past week clearing a backlog of bills that accumulated during a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crowell-shuts-down-missouri-senate">showdown over the state budget</a>.<p>Last year at this time, the state House and Senate were deeply divided over tax credits, and a bill returning control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department back to the city of St. Fri, 18 May 2012 12:36:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14374 at http://kbia.org End of session will lack drama, but not fireworks A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session http://kbia.org/post/few-hot-button-items-left-last-week-mo-legislative-session Most of the big issues this legislative session were tied to the state budget, which has been passed and sent to Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; That has many political pundits wondering if the last week of the 2012 session will be anticlimactic.&nbsp; But as St. Mon, 14 May 2012 15:54:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14091 at http://kbia.org A few hot-button items left for last week of Mo. legislative session Budget stalemate continues in the Missouri General Assembly http://kbia.org/post/budget-stalemate-continues-missouri-general-assembly <p>The Missouri House and Senate are still at an impasse over next year&rsquo;s state budget.&nbsp; The Senate has made no progress on persuading Republican Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau to stop blocking legislation to fund veterans&rsquo; homes. Wed, 09 May 2012 12:56:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13821 at http://kbia.org Budget stalemate continues in the Missouri General Assembly Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-gop-senators-block-passage-2013-state-budget <p>The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:48:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12926 at http://kbia.org Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-stalls-k-12-funding-formula-changes <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Legislation that would tweak Missouri&rsquo;s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:20:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 12631 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol http://kbia.org/post/rallies-draw-thousands-missouri-capitol Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html">2010 Affordable Care Act </a>and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control.<p>Several hundred people attended the rally held at the State Capitol, led by several religious leaders.&nbsp; Maggie Karner with the<a href="http://www.lcms.org/page.aspx?pid=190"> Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod </a>told the crowd that President Obama&rsquo;s birth control mandate is an attack on religious freedom.<p>&ldquo;This debate is simply about us being forced to pay for products and services that are contrary to our religious beliefs, and we cannot be expected to check our faith at the door," Karner said. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:32:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11346 at http://kbia.org Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol Judge hears closing arguments in congressional redistricting http://kbia.org/post/judge-hears-closing-arguments-congressional-redistricting <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px; ">Closing arguments were heard Thursday in the lawsuit over Missouri&rsquo;s new congressional district map.</span></p><p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:14:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8129 at http://kbia.org Judge hears closing arguments in congressional redistricting Newscast for January 31, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-31-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon&#39;s position on a new oil pipeline</li><li>An update on the redistricting lawsuit</li><li>Dave Spence airs first ads for Governor</li></ul> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:18:20 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8031 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 31, 2012 Judge hears redistricting arguments http://kbia.org/post/judge-hears-redistricting-arguments <p>Opening arguments were held Tuesday for the congressional redistricting lawsuit.&nbsp; The suit is being held in lower court because the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a review of the redrawn map.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:07:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8029 at http://kbia.org MODOT chief says making I-70 toll road would finance reconstruction http://kbia.org/post/modot-chief-says-making-i-70-toll-road-would-finance-reconstruction <p>The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now.&nbsp; Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:17:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7827 at http://kbia.org MODOT chief says making I-70 toll road would finance reconstruction Newscast for January 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-26-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>$27 million in grant money to health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt</li><li>Missouri democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in State Senate</li><li>ACLU sues St. Louis for inmate grievances</li><li>Big trucks on small roads--cattlemen vs. MoDOT Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:27:48 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7736 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 26, 2012 Newscast for January 5, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-5-2011 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li>Schools front and center for state legislature</li><li>Missouri&#39;s higher education commissioner wants to tie state funding to performance</li><li><span style="white-space: nowrap;">Tom Schlafly sells off most of his beer company</span></li></ul> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:01:38 +0000 Janet Saidi 6493 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 5, 2011 Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature http://kbia.org/post/public-schools-focus-first-day-talk-state-legislature <p>The 2012 Missouri legislative session is underway &ndash; and as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin tells us, much of the first-day talk revolved around the challenges facing the state&rsquo;s public schools. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:15:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6492 at http://kbia.org Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature KBIA Newscast for January 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-january-4-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/look-ahead-legislative-session">MO lawmakers have to do more with less</a></li><li><a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/mo-institutions-involved-international-educational-outcomes">How do MO colleges match up against our international counterparts?</a></li></ul> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:16:07 +0000 Janet Saidi 6438 at http://kbia.org A look ahead to the legislative session http://kbia.org/post/look-ahead-legislative-session <p>Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City&nbsp;today for the start of this year&rsquo;s legislative session.&nbsp;&nbsp;The year&nbsp;2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s handling of the state budget.&nbsp; Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:23:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6421 at http://kbia.org A look ahead to the legislative session Newscast for December 14, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-14-2011 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Highway Patrol enforces federal ban on cellphone use on the road</li><li>Timothy Wolfe newest president at University of Missouri</li><li>State auditors missing over a half million dollars in receipts</li></ul> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:00:28 +0000 Janet Saidi 5319 at http://kbia.org Newscast for December 14, 2011 Newscast for November 8, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-8-2011-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:</p><ul><li>A Missouri House committee recommends a joint committee to&nbsp;&nbsp;oversee rainy day fund</li><li>Missouri receives 5 million dollars for tornado and flood relief</li><li>Brad Lager commits to run for Lt. Governor&#39;s office, opening the possibility of a primary challenge to Kinder</li></ul> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:50:47 +0000 4978 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon defends handling of Mamtek deal http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-defends-handling-mamtek-deal <p>Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:51:28 +0000 4683 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon defends handling of Mamtek deal MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-start-pre-filing-period-january-session <p>Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year&rsquo;s legislative session, which begins January 4<sup>th</sup>. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:28:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4621 at http://kbia.org MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session Newscast for December 1, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-1-2011 <p>Regional news form the KBIA newsroom including:</p><ul><li>Government development agency testifies that Mamtek&#39;s&nbsp;claims were never fact checked</li><li>MU researchers recommend exercise for breast cancer after years of warning against</li></ul> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:47:34 +0000 4583 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: November 23, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-november-23-2011 <p>Demand for &lsquo;alternatively raised meat&rsquo; seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it&rsquo;s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:23:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 4112 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: November 23, 2011