Mike Kehoe http://kcur.org en McCaskill Denounces Missouri Lawmakers Failure To Pass Transportation Bill http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-denounces-missouri-lawmakers-failure-pass-transportation-bill <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, criticized state lawmakers Tuesday for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><p>McCaskill called the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p><p>“We cannot have a strong economy in Missouri if we do not have an ongoing commitment to investing in our highways, our bridges, and even our lochs and dams, and projects on our great rivers,” McCaskill said.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:06:55 +0000 Scott Harvey 39533 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-republicans-block-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax <p></p><p>A group of Republicans in the Missouri Senate has blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a one-cent sales tax to help fund the state’s transportation needs.</p><p>The tax would require voter approval and would expire after 10 years unless voters renew it. Five percent of revenues raised would be designated for cities and another five percent for counties to pay for local transportation needs.&nbsp; Those factors were not enough to sway several Republicans, including Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph, who conducted a filibuster Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36781 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Electric Surcharge Bill Stalls In Missouri Senate http://kcur.org/post/electric-surcharge-bill-stalls-missouri-senate <p></p><p>Legislation has stalled in the Missouri Senate that would allow investor-owned electric companies to charge consumers for infrastructure improvements.</p><p>Opponents argued that Ameren Missouri, Empire District and Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&amp;L)&nbsp;make enough money to pay for improvements without levying an Infrastructure System Replacement&nbsp;Surcharge (ISRS) on their customers.&nbsp; Several Senators are blocking the measure, including Republican Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:08:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36064 at http://kcur.org Electric Surcharge Bill Stalls In Missouri Senate Sales Tax Collections Could Extend to Vehicles Purchased Outside Of Mo. http://kcur.org/post/sales-tax-collections-could-extend-vehicles-purchased-outside-mo <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent legislation to Governor Jay Nixon that would levy local sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states with voters’ approval.&nbsp; Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:06:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34592 at http://kcur.org Sales Tax Collections Could Extend to Vehicles Purchased Outside Of Mo. Legislators Look At Review Of State Worker Compensation Benefits http://kcur.org/post/legislators-look-review-state-worker-compensation-benefits <p>A legislative committee wants Missouri to hire a company to review state employee salaries and benefits.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:06:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27568 at http://kcur.org Legislators Look At Review Of State Worker Compensation Benefits