State and Regional News
Tuesday was ethics day for Missouri lawmakers
JEFFERSON CITY - It was ethics day in the Missouri statehouse, Tuesday Feb. 25.
Ethics bills presented to lawmakers in both the House and Senate, would:
Kander cracks down on church scam artist
Secretary of State Jason Kander cracked down on a scam artist who took advantage of several church members’ generosity to sell bogus investments. Henry T. Hammond and his Excelsior Springs-based company, Longhorn Properties, LLC, both face multiple counts of securities fraud and are under orders from Kander’s office to halt any further solicitations.
Missouri Statewide Tornado Drill and Severe Weather Awareness Week focus on tornado, flash flooding and other weather threats
• National Weather Service, state and local response agencies use March 3-7 to promote spring severe weather safety
JEFFERSON CITY – The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Missouri will conduct the 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. If severe weather is in the forecast on March 4, the drill will be moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Democrats continue the fight against Missouri becoming a ‘right to work’ state
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri House Republican’s are pushing the Show-Me-State to join nearly half of the country in becoming a right-to-work state but are finding opposition with unions and democrats.
One measure proposed by Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, would make Missouri the 25th right-to-work state in the country.
• Winner will receive free airfare from Southwest Airlines to Washington D.C. for a recognition ceremony
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jason Smith announced the opening of the annual Eighth Congressional District Art Contest and invited high school students in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District to participate in the contest. Contest entrees need to be submitted to one of Smith’s offices by Friday, April 25.