Scott Harvey

Agriculture
8:18 am
Wed July 9, 2014

'Take honest look' at Amendment 1, says former Lt. Governor Joe Maxwell

Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson / Harvest Public Media

Former Missouri Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell says the ‘Right to Farm’ question before voters in August would give more protection to foreign corporations and take away from small farmers.

Maxwell, a Democrat, told reporters in Springfield Tuesday that Amendment 1 will give more liberty to corporations to buy and operate Missouri farmland.

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Politics
5:26 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Gov. Nixon responds to Norquist's comments

Credit File Photo / KBIA

  In Springfield Tuesday, Governor Jay Nixon continued to rally support for his expected veto of an income tax cut bill. He questioned the credibility of outside interests that are campaigning for a veto override. The Democratic Governor’s statements came a day after Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist joined Republican House Speaker Tim Jones to challenge Nixon’s arguments on SB 509, which was passed two weeks ago.

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Politics
5:12 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

On First Day of Session, Nixon Touts Missouri Rx in Springfield

Nixon at South Side Senior Center in Springfield Wednesday January 1, 2014.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

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 Missouri Rx program during a stop in Springfield.

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Politics
8:09 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco

Sen. Blunt speaks on the GAS Act at Fast and Friendly Fuel Stop in Ozark, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

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 & Stabilization (GAS) Act.

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Weather
7:54 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Nixon visits flooded areas in southern Missouri

Credit Photo provided by Miller County Emergency Management.

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. 

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.

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Politics
7:20 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Sen. Blunt touts student loan reform

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

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.

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Politics
5:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Nixon addresses his veto of HB 253

Credit File Photo / KBIA

    

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon continues his attack against HB 253, a measure he vetoed in June.

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Politics
8:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill

en. McCaskill is provided a tour of Springfield's Transportation Management Center by Traffic Engineer Jason Haynes Tuesday/Credit: Scott Harvey
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

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.

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.”

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Politics
5:11 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Head of Missouri's Emergency Management Agency leaves position

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. 

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The Deadly Tornado In Moore, Okla.
5:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea

Many school safe rooms, like this one inside Jeffries Elementary in Springfield, Mo., also serve as gymnasiums. Constructed with a $1.6 million grant from FEMA, which covered 75 percent of the cost, the shelter can hold more than 500 people — enough to accommodate all the school's students and employees.
Scott Harvey KSMU

In the days since a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., talk of constructing safe rooms in public schools has become commonplace.

In southwest Missouri, officials have built a few of them already, and they are seeking funding to build more.

'A Sense Of Peace'

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.

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