Bridge in poor condition

Audio: More than 900 Missouri bridges listed in poor condition

Missouri has more than 900 bridges listed in poor condition. During a budget hearing at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri Transportation Director Patrick McKenna says Governor Parson’s budget proposal would fix 250 of the state’s bridges.     State Transportation Director Patrick McKenna says the agency’s five-year bridge repair plan includes weight-restricted and […]

Missouri Department of Insurance

Over $16 million returned to Missouri consumers with the assistance of the Missouri Department of Insurance

Missouri consumers received an additional $16.2 million from their insurance companies in 2018, thanks to the work of the department’s Consumer Affairs Division and Market Conduct Section.  “One of our primary responsibilities is to protect Missouri consumers and ensure they are treated fairly by insurance companies,” said Chlora Lindley-Myers, Director of the Missouri Department of […]

Audio: Missouri Senate Committee hears Kansas City Chiefs legislation

Legislation designating the Kansas City Chiefs as Missouri’s official professional football team has been heard by a state Senate committee in Jefferson City. Kansas City State Senator Kiki Curls testifies the Chiefs are one of professional football’s most renowned franchises.     State Senator Kiki Curls has testified before the Senate Rules Committee, saying Arrowhead […]

Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Audio: Northeast Missouri legislator says alternatives to incarceration are important

There’s bipartisan support in the state legislature to focus on shifting the criminal justice system away from mass incarceration. Freshman Republican Representative Louis Riggs of northeast Missouri’s Hannibal says he’s looking forward to GOP Governor Parson’s leadership on the issue.     Riggs of Hannibal says alternatives to incarceration are important.     Riggs sits […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to consider capital punishment case and whether state’s death penalty is unconstitutional

The Missouri Supreme Court will determine whether a man was wrongly given capital punishment and whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.     Former US Army soldier and Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Rice was convicted of murdering the mother of his child and her boyfriend in December 2011. After the incident, Rice […]