Cattlemen in Missouri are backing a bill in the House that would increase weight limits for hauling livestock on the state's highways. But department of transportation engineers worry heavier trucks would damage already-strained rural roads.
They were discovered Tuesday outside the offices of five Democratic State Senators and one Republican House Member. Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal of St. Louis County says someone planted two stickers outside her office:
Agriculture and tourism are two of Missouri's biggest industries. But when the two activities meet -- think wine tastings or hay rides -- legal complexities ensue. On this week's Health & Wealth update, farmers in Missouri want the legislature to pass a law clarifying who is liable if someone gets hurt in the corn maze.
Missouri casino operators say they should not be solely responsible for boosting funding to state-operated veterans' homes.
Missouri House members have suggested adding $1 to the $2 per-patron entrance fee that casinos already pay the state. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has said the fresh revenue could provide a dedicated funding source for the seven existing veterans' homes and possibly pay for one more.
A Missouri House committee has passed legislation that would require voters to show a photo I-D at the polls. As Marshall Griffin reports from Jefferson City, the measure is similar to the one vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon last year.