Top Of The Morning News: May 7, 2013
Investigators continue to look into the death of Kansas City, Kansas woman on a party bus. A new committee will investigate the ongoing issue of scanned documents. The Missouri legislature sent a bill changing the prevailing wage law to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.
Condition And Safety Records Probed Party Bus Death
It may take a week to ten days to learn how and why a woman fell from a party bus into I-35 traffic near the Kansas-Missouri state line and was killed Saturday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol is scrutinizing the bus, its records and a series of measurements that were taken by investigators Monday along the death scene pavement. Read more here.
Attempt To Access CCW List Part Of House Investigation
Republican House Speaker Tim Jones has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW) holder list to the federal government. Jones also confirmed that several attempts last week to access Missouri's list of conceal carry weapons holders was part of a House investigation into how secure the list is. Read more here.
Missouri Legislature Sends Prevailing Wage Bill To Governor
The Missouri General Assembly has sent Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, legislation that would provide a targeted roll back of the state's prevailing wage. House Bill 34 would eliminate the prevailing wage in third and fourth-class rural counties, and only for school construction and other public works projects. Find out more about it here.