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