missouri politics http://kbia.org en Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics http://kbia.org/post/missourians-more-likely-volunteer-less-likely-talk-politics <p>Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.</p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ncoc.net/MOCHI2013">report on the state’s civic health</a>, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.</p><p>The report measured political activity, but also whether residents volunteered, helped their neighbors, or attended public meetings.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:06:15 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 46883 at http://kbia.org Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics Nixon Sharply Denounces Bill That Would Allow Some Sex Offenders Off The Registry http://kbia.org/post/nixon-sharply-denounces-bill-would-allow-some-sex-offenders-registry <em>Updated 8-21-13 4:01 p.m.</em><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In St. Louis Wednesday,&#160;Gov. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:33:33 +0000 Chris McDaniel 39218 at http://kbia.org Nixon Sharply Denounces Bill That Would Allow Some Sex Offenders Off The Registry Audit Of Mo. Technology Corporation Cites Lack Of Documentation For Admin. Costs http://kbia.org/post/audit-mo-technology-corporation-cites-lack-documentation-admin-costs <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state-run nonprofit corporation needs to improve its transparency, according to an audit released Thursday.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.missouritechnology.com/">Missouri Technology Corporation</a> received an overall good rating, but the audit finds that </span>MTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has not maintained detailed timesheets or other documents to support the funding it receives for administrative costs, and that those allocations don't always appear to be reasonable.&#160; The audit also finds that financial docum Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:46:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37743 at http://kbia.org Audit Of Mo. Technology Corporation Cites Lack Of Documentation For Admin. Costs Engineers give Missouri infrastructure a C- http://kbia.org/post/engineers-give-missouri-infrastructure-c <p></p><p>Civil engineers say Missouri's infrastructure gets only a C-minus.</p><p>The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the letter grade Wednesday. It is part of a report card that evaluated the state's aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, railroads, roads, schools and wastewater. Each sub-category also received a grade. Wed, 22 May 2013 22:01:14 +0000 Associated Press 34201 at http://kbia.org Engineers give Missouri infrastructure a C- Nixon to decide on unemployment measure http://kbia.org/post/nixon-decide-unemployment-measure <p></p><p>Legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon seeks to comply with federal mandates for Missouri's unemployment benefits system.</p><p>The measure also could make it more difficult for workers to receive jobless benefits if they are let go after an unapproved absence or if they knowingly violate a company rule. Wed, 22 May 2013 21:52:24 +0000 Associated Press 34197 at http://kbia.org Nixon to decide on unemployment measure No CCW, but the feds can still get your MO hunting permit records http://kbia.org/post/no-ccw-feds-can-still-get-your-mo-hunting-permit-records <p>This week we decided to look further into the state statutes that determine what personal information is public and shareable, and what information isn’t.&nbsp;</p><p>In the ongoing saga over the state providing federal investigators with a list of 163,000 concealed carry permit holders in the state, the fallout continues. Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia says Missouri’s Division of Motor Vehicles will remain unfunded in proposals for next year’s state budget unless the Nixon Administration cooperates with his committee’s investigation into the matter. The Director of the Department of Revenue resigned just over a week ago amid the controversy over the closed records. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:14:30 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 32573 at http://kbia.org No CCW, but the feds can still get your MO hunting permit records Mo. State Rep. Wants To 'Eliminate' Daylight Saving Time By Adopting It Permanently http://kbia.org/post/mo-state-rep-wants-eliminate-daylight-saving-time-adopting-it-permanently <P>Legislation in the <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> would permanently adopt Daylight Saving Time as the new Standard Time, but only if 20 other states also agree to do so.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB340&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 340</A> would create a pact with other states to “eliminate” Daylight Saving Time by renaming it the new “Standard Time.”&#160; And once 20 or more states join the pact, they’ll spring forward one hour and permanently remain there.&#160; It’s sponsored by&#160;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=009">State Representative&#160;Delus Johnson</A> (R, St. Joseph). Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:50:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29753 at http://kbia.org Mo. State Rep. Wants To 'Eliminate' Daylight Saving Time By Adopting It Permanently Mo. lawmakers cutting week short due to winter weather threat http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-cutting-week-short-due-winter-weather-threat <p>Missouri legislators are cutting their work week short because of concerns about a winter storm.</p><p>The House and Senate usually meet from Monday until mid-day Thursday each week. But the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from late Wednesday through Thursday for most of Missouri. The forecast calls for a mixture of ice and snow, depending on the location. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 29149 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers cutting week short due to winter weather threat Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/governor-nixon-continues-push-business-side-medicaid-expansion <p>This week on the show: the Medicaid expansion debate continues. Plus: what Mid-Missourians are concerned about as the President prepares for his State of the Union address. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:29:45 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Harum Helmy 28851 at http://kbia.org Governor Nixon continues to push business side of Medicaid expansion What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address http://kbia.org/post/what-folks-columbia-want-hear-state-union-address <p></p><p>President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:41:49 +0000 Andrew Yost & Andrew Nichols 28774 at http://kbia.org What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race http://kbia.org/post/mo-republicans-choose-jason-smith-8th-district-congress-race <p>Missouri Republicans have chosen a young state lawmaker promising a "fresh approach" as their candidate to replace former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:37:41 +0000 Associated Press 28629 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race Talking Politics: State of the medicaid expansion debate http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-state-medicaid-expansion-debate <p></p><p>Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered his state of the state speech Monday night;&nbsp; to a legislature that this year again has enough Republican members that if they all vote together, they won’t even need his signature to alter the state’s laws. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:48:31 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 28022 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: State of the medicaid expansion debate Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial http://kbia.org/post/commentary-what-politicians-can-learn-stan-musial <p>At the first major league baseball game I ever saw, as a Cub Scout in old Sportsmans Park in north St. Louis, Stan Musial got his 2500<sup>th</sup> hit, a home run.&nbsp; I became a Cardinals fan and a Stan Musial fan that day. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Terry Smith 27663 at http://kbia.org Commentary: What politicians can learn from Stan Musial Missouri state budget debate starts this week http://kbia.org/post/missouri-state-budget-debate-starts-week <p>Missouri lawmakers are kicking off the state's annual budgeting process this week. The Senate Appropriations Committee will take public testimony on education and health care issues at a hearing Tuesday. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:07:50 +0000 Associated Press 27565 at http://kbia.org Missouri state budget debate starts this week MO legislator calls for tax on violent video games http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislator-calls-tax-violent-video-games <p>A Republican lawmaker from rural Missouri is calling for a sales tax on violent video games in response to a deadly Connecticut school shooting. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:18:21 +0000 Associated Press 27339 at http://kbia.org MO legislator calls for tax on violent video games