Tim Lloyd http://kcur.org en Missouri’s High School Equivalency Exam Gets A Reboot http://kcur.org/post/missouri-s-high-school-equivalency-exam-gets-reboot <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The path to a high school equivalency certificate in Missouri is about to be rewired.</span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;ve Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:43:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 48813 at http://kcur.org Missouri’s High School Equivalency Exam Gets A Reboot Missouri Lawmakers Look At Deal To Land Boeing http://kcur.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-look-deal-land-boeing <p>Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a special session in an attempt to&nbsp;win a contract from Boeing to build the 777X&nbsp;passenger jet.</p><p>Missouri's regular session for 2014 begins in just over a month, but in a press release Nixon says holding a special session is necessary because Boeing's deadline for proposals is Dec. 10.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:03:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Tim Lloyd 47664 at http://kcur.org Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman http://kcur.org/post/mo-democratic-party-selects-new-chairman <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/rt.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic Party of Missouri has a new chairman.</span><p>On Saturday the state&#160;party committee picked long-time political strategist Roy Temple to replace Jackson County Executive&#160;Mike Sanders, who is stepping down after less than two years and says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.<p>Even though Democrats Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:36:47 +0000 Tim Lloyd 42575 at http://kcur.org Mo. Democratic Party Selects New Chairman Midwestern Farmland Values Continue To Rise http://kcur.org/post/midwestern-farmland-values-continue-rise <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201109/cornFlickrDodo-Bird.jpg" alt="" /><p>Even though farm income only saw a slight increase between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013, there continued to be a rapid rise in the value of farmland, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 42242 at http://kcur.org Midwestern Farmland Values Continue To Rise Mo. State Rep. Going To Court To Opt Out Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Coverage http://kcur.org/post/mo-state-rep-going-court-opt-out-abortion-inducing-drugs-coverage <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/MemberPhoto.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Missouri state representative is aimed at changing a mandate from the U.S. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:28:48 +0000 Tim Lloyd 42013 at http://kcur.org Mo. State Rep. Going To Court To Opt Out Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Coverage Vilsack: Immigration Reform Critical For Midwest http://kcur.org/post/vilsack-immigration-reform-critical-midwest <p>Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest's role as a global leader in agriculture. That's the message from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.</p><p>Vilsack told St. Louis Public Radio Monday that moving forward with the immigration reform plan recently passed by the U.S. Senate is key to retaining international talent that comes to this country to study in the plant sciences.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:08:43 +0000 Tim Lloyd 41872 at http://kcur.org Barge Shipping Concerns Ease On Mississippi River http://kcur.org/post/barge-shipping-concerns-ease-mississippi-river <p>Barge shippers can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The lingering drought gripping much of the nation had threatened to reduce water levels on the Mississippi River to the point that shipping would be effectively shut down.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:35:30 +0000 Tim Lloyd 30361 at http://kcur.org Barge Shipping Concerns Ease On Mississippi River Missouri Farm Bureau Seeks Action On Farm Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-farm-bureau-seeks-action-farm-bill <p>Missouri Farm Bureau delegates are gathering at the Lake of the Ozarks this week to set a lobbying agenda for the coming year. Farmers are hoping the looming fiscal cliff will push congress to pass a five-year farm bill. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:23:31 +0000 Tim Lloyd 28435 at http://kcur.org Missouri Farm Bureau Seeks Action On Farm Bill Libertarian VP Candidate Hopes For Five Percent http://kcur.org/post/libertarian-vp-candidate-hopes-five-percent <p>In Missouri the Libertarian Party has a full slate of candidates for statewide office.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:59:12 +0000 Tim Lloyd 27070 at http://kcur.org Libertarian VP Candidate Hopes For Five Percent McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-akin-missouri-voters-have-spoken <p>The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:13:13 +0000 Tim Lloyd 23285 at http://kcur.org McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November http://kcur.org/post/rep-akin-challenge-sen-mccaskill-november Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Yesterday was a day for people in some states to vote in primary elections. Kansas Republicans unseated some of their own lawmakers who were seen as too willing to cooperate with Democrats, and we'll have more on that in a moment.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We'll also report on a primary vote that affects this fall's contest to control the Senate. Democrats hold an advantage in the Senate now. Republicans have many opportunities to gain seats or even win control.<p>INSKEEP: And one of those opportunities is in Missouri. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 08:50:00 +0000 Tim Lloyd 22399 at http://kcur.org