MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]

Election 2018

General Election: A preview of candidates and issues in north Missouri as well as issues statewide

Polls are open until 7 o’clock tonight across Missouri as candidates are elected to office and local and statewide issues are decided by the voters. There are no countywide races in Grundy, Mercer, Sullivan, Harrison, and Livingston counties. Within the rest of the Green Hills, there are only a handful of races for county office. […]

Gas Tax

Audio: State high court chooses not to hear motor fuel tax lawsuit

(Missourinet) – Members of a legislative transportation committee are happy a ballot measure that would increase the state’s motor fuel tax for road improvements is going before voters. State Representative Bill Reiboldt of Neosho, who chairs the panel, thinks the measure will be more warmly received than one proposed several years ago.     Democratic State […]

Road Construction Ahead

Missouri Transportation Department head hopes Prop D passes to address urgent road projects

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation hopes a ballot measure intended to increase the motor fuel tax is passed by voters and is used on crucial projects. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says I-270 in St. Louis is in the worst condition of any state highway and needs attention quickly because of the amount […]

Straw Poll

Audio: Straw poll at Missouri State Fair shows landslide for Hawley, support for gas tax

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Farm Bureau has released results of its annual Straw Poll conducted at the State Fair in Sedalia.     The agriculture organization’s survey proved to be a landslide for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley. The state’s sitting attorney general soundly defeated Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill by a nearly 46-point […]