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7:14 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Kinder, Kelly debate future of Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Representative Chris Kelly and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on the steps of the Shannon County Courthouse in Eminence, Mo.
Credit Bridgit Bowden / KBIA

  The future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways continues to be a matter for debate – particularly between Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and state Representative Chris Kelly. The two politicians have been sparring over the park issue on Twitter, and on Saturday they met in the small southern Missouri town of Eminence for a formal debate.

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5:07 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Kelly, Kinder to debate future of Ozark Scenic Riverways National Park

The Current River in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Credit Meredith Turk / KBIA


Deep in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in southern Missouri a battles rages over the use of a National Park: The Ozark National Scenic Riverways. This national park is visited by millions each year and was the first federally protected river system, established in 1964.

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8:33 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Date set for Kelly-Kinder riverways debate

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Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state Rep. Chris Kelly are scheduled to debate the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

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3:49 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Missouri commission approves housing tax credits

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A Missouri commission has approved tax credits to build low-income housing after delaying their issuance last year.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission unanimously endorsed issuing about $14 million in tax credits Friday for about 1,600 housing units.

The commission had delayed approving the tax credits in December as part of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's negotiations with certain senators to pass a $1.7 billion incentive package to lure production of Boeing aircraft. Boeing ultimately opted against Missouri.

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9:08 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Kinder wants Housing Commission to discuss low-income tax credits

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (file photo)
Credit Marshall Griffin / St. Louis Public Radio

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wants a Missouri housing commission to meet next week to consider awarding tax credits to developers.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission postponed the approval of millions of dollars of tax credits for low-income housing at its December meeting.

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8:08 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Kinder, Black Caucus Up Ante In Low-Income Housing Fight With Nixon

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (tan suit) join other low-income housing supporters at news conference to blast Gov. Jay Nixon.

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 12:18 am

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, chair of the Missouri General Assembly’s Black Caucus, is threatening to block Senate action on several of Gov. Jay Nixon’s key appointments because of the governor’s action to delay state tax breaks for several low-income housing projects.

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8:11 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder decides against run for Congress

Peter Kinder
Credit KBIA

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has decided not to run for a southeast Missouri congressional seat next year.

Kinder announced his decision in a written statement Friday, about a month after he publicly said he was considering a congressional bid.

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7:37 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Rodeo clown at Missouri State Fair wore Obama mask

The Missouri State Fair at night
Credit Missouri Division of Tourism

  This story is updating

People and politicians are speaking out against an incident at the the Missouri State Fair on Saturday. A clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask appeared at a rodeo this weekend, and the announcer asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."

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CoMo Explained
11:28 am
Wed July 31, 2013

This guy made a farce out of the Lt. Governor's office

He's not running for anything now, but look for him near the bottom of a municipal ballot somewhere soon

We cover a lot of elections at KBIA but Mike Carter's 2012 run for Lt. Governor was bizarre, hilarious, wonderful. We'll explain:

This week's podcast of CoMo Explained is about Mike Carter, the man who made a farce out of the Lt. Governor's race.

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8:58 am
Wed April 17, 2013

ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) says the Department of Revenue (DOR) has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW) holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.

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1:24 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder calls for pipeline approval

KBIA file photo

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is among more than 20 Republican lieutenant governors urging approval of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association said in a letter to President Barack Obama that more pipeline capacity is needed to tap oil supplies from formations in Canada, Montana and North Dakota.
The lieutenant governors contend construction of the pipeline would support thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs and would directly benefit many states.

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9:21 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder to launch waste website

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said he plans to launch a state website to gather tips about wasteful spending in Missouri government.

Kinder, a Republican, said  the website should be running soon. He detailed plans for it while asking a legislative committee on Wednesday to increase his office budget by about $38,500, to get it back to its level in 2009.

Kinder said if the website and his staff don't identify enough wasteful spending to offset the appropriation, he'll return the additional money.

5:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Special-elections bill gets speedy passage in Mo. House committee

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 12:53 pm

A Missouri House committee has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.

House Bill 110 would require special elections if the office of Lt. Governor or any other statewide office is suddenly vacated.  It would allow the Governor to only appoint a placeholder who would temporarily fill the office but not be eligible to run in the special election.  It’s sponsored by House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith (R, Salem).

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4:51 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Disagreement in Mo. government on how to fill empty offices

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Aside from Medicaid expansion, the most talked-about issue so far during the just-begun Missouri legislative session is whether Gov. Jay Nixon has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Gov. if Peter Kinder succeeds Republican Jo Ann Emerson in Congress.

Following his annual prayer breakfast, Gov. Nixon told reporters he believes he has the authority to appoint a new lieutenant governor if the office suddenly becomes vacant.

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5:48 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Missouri politicians pressure Congress to "Fix the Debt"

The "Fix the Debt" Missouri campaign holds its first press event in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City, Mo. on November 19, 2012
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A new bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.  The Missouri “Fix the Debt” campaign held its first event in Jefferson City Monday. The group is urging action before the so-called fiscal cliff takes effect.

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Science, Health and Technology
7:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Kinder calls on legislators to refuse health insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion

Health insurance exchanges are online marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can buy plans. It's a component of the Affordable Care Act.
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Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is urging state lawmakers to refrain from creating a health insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid when they convene for their regular session next year. 

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1:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Lt. Governor race heats up after long lull

Peter Kinder and Susan Montee

While the Governor and US Senate races in Missouri have attracted more attention, the campaign for the Lt. Governor’s office has heated up after a quiet lull that followed the August primaries. 

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5:56 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Montee releases TV ad criticising Lt. Gov. Kinder


Democratic challenger Susan Montee is criticizing Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder over hotel bills and dealings with a stripper in a new TV ad.

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4:07 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

KBIA sits down with 2012 Missouri Democratic Lt. Governor nominee Susan Montee [video]

Susan Montee came to the the KBIA studios in Columbia

KBIA's Ryan Famuliner interviews former Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee, who is challenging incumbent Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder in the November 6th election.

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2:53 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Missouri Lt. Gov. candidate Susan Montee releases TV ad

Missouri Lieutenant Governor candidate Susan Montee

Democrat Susan Montee is starting her first TV ad in the Missouri lieutenant governor campaign.

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6:27 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Fed. Appeals Court Won't Reinstate Kinder's Suit Against Federal Health Care Law

(St. Louis Public Radio)

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 8:21 pm

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has lost another round in his battle against President Obama’s federal health care law.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Republican Lt. Governor has no legal standing to file suit because the Affordable Care Act poses no immediate threat to Kinder’s legally protected interests.  He filed suit two years ago as an individual, not in his official capacity as Lt. Governor.  The three-judge panel’s ruling did not address the constitutionality of the federal health care law, most of which was upheld last year in a 5-4 ruling by the U-S Supreme Court.

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PM Newscasts
5:56 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Newscast for October 5, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Clair Willcox rehired as editor-in-chief of the MU Press
  • Lt. Peter Kinder loses case against Affordable Care Act
  • Mo. ranks at bottom of 'Energy Efficiency Economy' list

4:47 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Appeal looks unlikely in health care ballot wording case

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster apparently has decided not to appeal a judge's decision rewriting the summary that voters will see for a ballot measure on health insurance exchanges.

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PM Newscasts
5:55 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Newscast for August 17, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri receives $6 million for transportation projects
  • Health care measure's language battled over in court
  • Quicksand popping up along rivers

8:46 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Hearings set in case over Mo. health care measure

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A Missouri judge has scheduled two hearings this month on a challenge to the ballot language of a health care measure that goes before voters in November.

The lawsuit by Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and several top GOP lawmakers contends the ballot summary is unfair and misleading. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, wrote the summary.

Online court records show Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green will hear arguments Friday and again on August 28th.

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4:26 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

One race gets ugly, another gets cuddly, in Missouri primary contest

A still from Sarah Steelman's new ad

The leading Republican candidates for Missouri lieutenant governor seem to have adopted a personal tone in their contest.

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4:10 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Kinder will pay penalty for missing a property tax bill

KBIA file photo

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's campaign says he will pay a penalty for missing a tax bill on property he owns in Cape Girardeau.

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9:10 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Kinder to head new Mo. disaster response panel

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will lead a newly formed state committee reviewing Missouri's disaster recovery efforts and preparedness for future challenges.

The committee was created by Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley. It also includes lawmakers, a Joplin city council member, an official from a health care company and a Jasper County official.

9:00 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Lt. Gov. Kinder challenging Mo. ballot summary

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is filing a lawsuit to challenge the ballot summary for a measure restricting the creation of a state health insurance exchange without specific approval from lawmakers or voters.

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5:57 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

MO Lt. Gov. to challenge health care ballot language

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder
KBIA file photo

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is once again filing suit against a health care measure. He and some other Republican lawmakers have announced plans to challenge the secretary of state’s office on newly issued ballot language for a health care measure that’s slated to appear on the November ballot.

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