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Unfortunately, municipalities like ours are told by the state legislature that we cannot control where utility towers go in our own town or how many electric wires can run across our scenery, nor what local infrastructure they can be attached to — and that we cannot charge these private corporations for these ...
Such groups are expected to collectively spend tens of millions of dollars, perhaps hundreds of millions, on campaign advertising in Missouri's Senate ... of staff in President Donald Trump's White House, is widely credited for helping the national political novice Trump build the campaign infrastructure to win ...

The utility wanted to avoid investing in more generation or distribution infrastructure, spokesman Joel Alexander said. “We started talking about this project,” said Jay Lohrbach, who was a project manager for the utility until March, when he joined NorthStar as sales manager for energy storage systems.
For the second time in six years, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave Missouri a grade of C- on its infrastructure report card. During a news conference Thursday at the state Capitol, representatives from the group said Missouri's roads, energy infrastructure and dams are in dire shape. The ASCE ...
Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen delivered his State of the City address Thursday, during which he reviewed the city's recent accomplishments and outlined future goals, including investment in economic development and implementation of a connector bus service. Economic development. Population ...
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri civil engineers graded Missouri roads a D+ in their latest report card. That's down from a C in the last report. Roads dropped more than any other infrastructure category. Engineers studied aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, ports, rail and ...

A large plume of black smoke streaming skyward Sunday on the Iowa side of the Missouri River is coming from a brush fire, a Council Bluffs Fire Department official said. The smoke was visible in South Omaha, ... No buildings or other infrastructure had been destroyed. The firefighters are not able to drive ...
The charge stemmed from a traffic stop of a tractor trailer traveling east on Interstate 86. An interview of the operator showed signs of intoxication and after standard field sobriety tests were administered, he was arrested. Kairu was taken to state police headquarters in Olean for processing, where he ...
... west Friendship; $2.2 million to improve crossings between Kenosha and St. Francis; and $1 million to replace 8,000 ties between Tunnel City and Wyeville. Over the past five years, UP has invested more than $75.7 million in Wisconsin and $292 million in Missouri to improve the raliroad's infrastructure.
One person said Parson sounded gubernatorial: “What struck me was how focused Parson was on the challenges facing Missouri: need to rebuild infrastructure, skilled workforce, etc. There was no arrogance… very statesman-like.” Parson, like Greitens, is a Republican, and would be predisposed to sign ...
The legal fight over a proposed energy transmission line — and possibly over the broader future of major infrastructure projects across Missouri — shifted to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, as judges heard oral arguments in the case with implications for electrical consumers across multiple states.
The release of President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan has sparked renewed discussion about the vital need to rebuild and ... The Missouri Department of Transportation, Bi-State Development and the railroad association jointly submitted the application, which is further bolstered by united ...
The pension fund previously committed $30 million to Garrison Real Estate Fund III and $45 million to Garrison Real Estate Fund II. The pension fund also committed $75 million to Sole Shipping Special Opportunities Fund II, an infrastructure fund. It is the pension fund's first commitment to Sole Shipping.
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, are forming a partnership on aerospace ... education and training by leveraging Sinclair's existing online infrastructure and capabilities focused on workforce development and custom training.
Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) is pushing a vehicle miles tax in Washington as the solution to funding road and infrastructure improvements rather than raising fuel taxes. While many believe a fuel tax increase is the most logical solution, Graves believes the increasing fuel efficiency of vehicles and electric and ...
SB 635 has been assigned to the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety committee. Senate Bill 875, sponsored by state Senator Jamila Nasheed (D-5), requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms. SB 875 has been assigned to the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety committee.
Greitens' plan would also invest $14 million in Missouri's port infrastructure. According to a press release, this investment would create new jobs and increase exports of agricultural products. Martin said the investment would allow MPAA to acquire land in Pike and Lincoln counties and build a new port in ...

For Senate Democrats, voting against the Republican tax cuts that President Donald Trump signed into law wasn't opposition enough. Now they have a plan to reverse some of the tax breaks for corporations and the wealthiest Americans and put the money instead toward a $1 trillion infrastructure package.
The buzzword of the last several weeks is Infrastructure. At the national level, President Trump offered his proposal largely based on state, local and private investment. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called for a 25 cent per gallon gasoline tax increase to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2019 could bring big infrastructure changes to Missouri, but local engineering and commerce experts say it could be hard for the state to compete for federal dollars. The budget promises to “generate $1 trillion in infrastructure investment” by dedicating $200 ...
Other solutions have been proposed, including transferring $100 million from the general revenue to create an emergency bridge repair fund and creating a 4 cent sales tax that would go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which would free up funds that MoDOT currently provides to the department.
Gary Romine, R-Farmington. The legislation also would alter the way Missouri's utility regulators handle cases involving improvements to the grid. Utilities sought a plan that would change the accounting method for upgraded infrastructure so they can recover their investments. Leading the opposition were ...
“They are clearly worried about the impact of these trucks on our infrastructure, but keeping existing limits intact is also in the best interest of road safety.” Missouri residents and officials have good reason to prioritize road safety. The state ranked in the bottom five in a National Safety Council report.
The lab expansion marks the final phase of a $10.5 million initiative to advance Missouri S&T's position as a leader in infrastructure research and development. The first phase was completed with a U.S. Department of Transportation grant that funded $2.5 million in testing equipment. The second phase ...
“Director Dixon's participation is an important signal about Missouri's commitment to this project,” Andrew Smith, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at the St. Louis Regional Chamber said in the release. “It shows that this is not merely an infrastructure project, but a transformative economic ...
The proposal from Republican Representative Delus Johnson of St. Joseph would establish a grant program within the Department of Economic Development to expand broadband to unserved and under-served parts of Missouri. The grants would provide 50% funding to build infrastructure that would offer ...
They were able to convince the company to consolidate its operations under one roof in what then seemed like a distant location, Prestemon said, and make the needed infrastructure investments such as roads to accommodate commuters. “The city would not take no for an answer. They were incapable of ...
If Missouri lawmakers come together in a bipartisan fashion on this issue, they can help build a bridge to a better energy future for our state through lower rates and better infrastructure. When was the last time your base electric rate actually went down? Right now, there is no limit to the amount utilities can ...
A group of Missouri mayors is urging state lawmakers to fully ban texting and driving for all ages as well as well as set a primary seat belt law. ... all ages from using devices like cell phones and GPS receivers while driving to the Senate Transportation Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on Thursday.
Other solutions have been proposed, including transferring $100 million from the general revenue to create an emergency bridge repair fund and creating a 4 cent sales tax that would go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and it would free up funds that MoDOT currently provides to the department.
The legislation also would alter the way Missouri's utility regulators handle cases involving improvements to the grid. Utilities sought a plan that would change the accounting method for upgraded infrastructure so they can recover their investments. In a statement, Ameren trumpeted the Senate's go-ahead.
Were Trump looking to reward his diehard base in rural Missouri, his benevolent largess could build nearly 4 miles of road. In his home state of New York, by contrast, the same amount would pay for a little more than a third of a mile. If Trump wanted to build more lanes to one of his New Jersey casinos, his ...
Spire — which has a rate request that features about $34 million in infrastructure revenues pending before the Missouri Public Service Commission on its natural gas services — said it is still working with state officials to determine how best to pass on the impact of lower tax rates. Missouri American Water ...
When utilities make infrastructure improvements between rate cases, the new facilities began depreciating immediately and the full cost of capital investments is sometimes not fully recovered by utilities in subsequent rate cases, said Warren Wood, Ameren Missouri's vice president of external affairs and ...
“Smaller communities such as Granby have less tax revenue coming in to maintain its infrastructure and keep up with its rising cost,” he added. Sometime this spring, the city will apply for a matching grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources so it can get some engineers to conduct an ...
But the Senate GOP efforts also call for relatively small increases to Missouri's motor fuel tax, which hasn't been raised since 1996. Increasing the gas tax could provide immediate short-term revenue to pay for major infrastructure projects. Greitens doesn't support raising the fuel rate as part of his tax reform ...
MADISON, Wis. — A recent study by Wisconsin researchers suggests that the failure of any of the 25 aging locks on the upper Mississippi River could lead to an increase of nearly half a million truckloads of freight on highways between Minnesota and Missouri. The study by researchers at the University of ...
LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Missouri American Water set a record in St. Louis County in January when a stretch of deep cold weather led to 1,300 water main breaks. That surpasses the record of 999 set in December 1989. Icy water flowing through old and, in many cases, beyond-its-useful-life infrastructure ...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate on Thursday advanced legislation that could reward utilities making improvements to their infrastructure with more consistent rate increases on their customers, a move that came after a more than 20-hour, overnight filibuster finally ended. The legislation ...
When utilities make infrastructure improvements between rate cases, the new facilities began depreciating immediately and the full cost of that capital investment is sometimes not fully recovered by utilities in subsequent rate cases, said Warren Wood, Ameren Missouri's vice president of external affairs and ...
... 'show me the money,'” said Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna, who is president of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials. In his speech Tuesday night, Trump called upon Congress to pass a plan “that generates at least $1.5 trillion” for infrastructure.
... and feedback on how to protect Missourians' access to healthcare, to ideas on how to boost job opportunities, invest in critical infrastructure like roads and bridges, and confront a growing opioid drug crisis in Missouri communities. McCaskill hosted fifty public town hall forums all across Missouri in 2017.
It's time to increase the state fuel tax to around 22 cents and finance some infrastructure improvements! 3. They should also consider increasing highway (user) fees by 2 cents on carriers over 80,000! They're doing the most damage to our bridges and highways! 4. It's time to tax “online” sales of everything ...
The governor's budget proposal also includes a nearly $163 million increase in infrastructure funding for Missouri's 34,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges. There has been much debate in the General Assembly on how to fix the state's infrastructure's funding shortfalls and get the much needed funds to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Council is considering a proposal to bar employers from asking job applicants to check a box on ... The Kansas City Star reports that the "ban the box" ordinance was unanimously approved Thursday by the council's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
(AP) — Fellow Republicans in the Missouri Legislature gave a chilly reception Thursday to several of Missouri Gov. ... Brown on Thursday proposed taking $25 million Greitens wants for a matching infrastructure grant program and instead putting it toward higher education or other areas short on funding ...
On Monday, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens released his budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year. ... increase funding for roads and bridges by $162.8 million; and to add $25 million to the state's jobs and infrastructure fund to pay for key infrastructure projects expected to attract new jobs to ...
Kansas is the second-best state in the country for driving, according to an analysis that compared 23 metrics, including gas prices, rush-hour traffic and road quality. Missouri did not make the top 10 or the bottom 10 lists for overall ease of driving, but the state did stand out as having the lowest average ...
Donna Pfautsch, a Republican from Harrisonville, announced last week that she intends to seek reelection to the Missouri House of Representatives in November ... 1 industry), ensuring that every child receives a quality education, finding solutions to the state's infrastructure needs, and making government ...
“We're using the existing infrastructure, and we're taking vacant, abandoned buildings, underutilized properties, and putting them back on the tax rolls. This is changing old warehouses into hotels, it's changing schools into innovation technology incubators, or into senior and veterans housing.” A vote on ...


 

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