MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:25:18 +0000 en-us Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 21 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-jan-21/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66808 Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:01:38 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 21, 1826, the day marking the final time the Missouri Senate would meet in Sen. Justin Brown’s Legislative Column for Jan. 20, 2022 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-justin-browns-legislative-column-for-jan-20-2022/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66805 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:49:03 +0000 The State of the State The governor delivered his annual State of the State address to the Legislature this week. Traditionally, governors use this speech Sen. Sandy Crawford’s Capitol Report for the Week of Jan. 17 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-sandy-crawfords-capitol-report-for-the-week-of-jan-17/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66797 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:22:39 +0000 We had a busy and productive week in the Missouri Senate. The Local Government and Elections Committee, which I chair, held an informational meeting concerning Mercer County bridge replacement project to begin soon https://www.modot.org/node/25007 25007 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:00:01 +0000 Mercer County bridge replacement project to begin soon Visitor (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:00 Project Mercer County Route M Little Muddy Creek Bridge Project ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Little Muddy Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route M will close soon for a bridge replacement project. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to replace the bridge’s deck. This bridge, located approximately 2.5 miles east of U.S. Route 65, near Mercer, is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. Crews plan to close the bridge to all traffic on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at approximately 7 a.m. The closure is expected to continue through April. Motorists will be detoured over Route M, Route W, U.S. Route 136 and U.S. Route 65 during the closure. The current bridge is approximately 20-feet wide, structurally deficient, and load posted for vehicles greater that 18 tons. The new bridge will be six feet wider and up to current standards with all load postings removed. All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. MoDOT asks drivers to work with us by always buckling up, keeping your phone down, slowing down and moving over in work zones. Know before you go and check what work zones you might encounter at traveler.modot.org. Also at modot.org, sign up online for work zone updates. Information is also available 24/7 at 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) or via social media. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram   Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down ### Districts Involved Northwest Published On Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:57 Sen. Rick Brattin’s Capitol Report for the Week of Jan. 17 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-rick-brattins-capitol-report-for-the-week-of-jan-17/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66792 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:59:10 +0000 Work Is the Solution For the last year and really, since COVID started, the labor market has changed. Forced-shutdowns and manufactured fear caused a lot Sen. Bill White’s Capitol Report for Jan. 20, 2022 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-bill-whites-capitol-report-for-jan-20-2022/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66784 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:52:43 +0000 Senator Bill White’s Capitol Report for Jan. 20, 2022 Honoring MLK Our nation began the week by honoring the legendary civil rights activist and preacher, Sen. Dave Schatz’s Legislative Column for Jan. 20, 2022 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-dave-schatzs-legislative-column-for-jan-20-2022/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66775 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:14:07 +0000 Strong Today, Stronger Tomorrow It has been a busy week in Jefferson City as legislative committees began meeting in earnest to consider numerous bills and Sen. Denny Hoskins’ Capitol Report for the Week of Jan. 17, 2022 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-denny-hoskins-capitol-report-for-the-week-of-jan-17-2022/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66772 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:00:36 +0000 The State of the State It was a short, but full week at the State Capitol. We got a late start due to the Martin Traffic Alert: Crews to close section of I-35 for expansion joint repair https://www.modot.org/node/25003 25003 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:00:01 +0000 Traffic Alert: Crews to close section of I-35 for expansion joint repair Visitor (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:00 CLAY COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the left lane of southbound I-35 over Bedford Ave. from 8:30am until 3:00pm, Monday, January 24 for expansion joint repair work.   The closure will take place just before the conclusion of morning rush and could potentially have an impact on traffic. Please plan ahead. All work is weather dependent.   This work was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 13, but was canceled due to resources being dispatched to the I-70 fire near 18th St.   Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.   For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).   Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Thu, 01/20/2022 - 07:55 Audio: The Missouri Senate Minute for Jan. 20 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-the-missouri-senate-minute-for-jan-20/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66767 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:45:44 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators reflect on this week’s State of the State address. Traffic Alert: Look for ramp closures as part of Buck O'Neil Bridge replacement https://www.modot.org/node/25002 25002 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:45:01 +0000 Traffic Alert: Look for ramp closures as part of Buck O'Neil Bridge replacement Visitor (not verified) Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:45 Project Buck O'Neil Bridge Design-Build Project CLAY/JACKSON COUNTIES – The Missouri Department of Transportation will make the following traffic changes as part of the Buck O’Neil/US 169 Missouri River Bridge replacement project. All work is weather dependent. Crews will close the ramp from northbound I-35 to eastbound I-70/Broadway Blvd. from 6am, Saturday January 22 until 6 pm, Sunday, January 23 for tree clearing work Crews will close the ramp from Beardsley Rd. to westbound I-70 from 9am until 3pm, Monday, January 24 and again Wednesday, January 26 for moving heavy equipment.   This is all part of constructing a new Buck O’Neil Bridge that can be reasonably maintained, while providing a safe, connected, and accessible transportation facility that improves system performance.      The new Missouri River Bridge will cost close to $220 million dollars to construct and expected to be completed by 2024.   The current Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge is a triple arch bridge carrying U.S. Route 169 over the Missouri River, and serves as a key regional connection between downtown Kansas City and communities north of the river. While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected service life.   #BuckBridge   Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.   For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website at www.modot.org/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity. MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for workzone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).   Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Thu, 01/20/2022 - 06:44 Ashcroft Revokes Commission of St. Louis Notary http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=10150 http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=10150 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:37:00 +0000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJan 20 2022 Contact: JoDonn Chaney, (573) 526-0949 Ashcroft Revokes Commission of St. Louis Notary Jefferson City, Mo. —Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced, today, that the Notaries and Commissions Unit within his office revoked a St. Louis woman’s notary commission af Sen. Mike Bernskoetter’s Legislative Column for Jan. 20, 2022 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-mike-bernskoetters-legislative-column-for-jan-20-2022/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66759 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:29:32 +0000 Building a Stronger, Safer Missouri On Jan. 19, lawmakers from both legislative chambers gathered together to hear the governor deliver his State of the State Sen. Greg Razer Files Legislation to Convey Land for KC Current Soccer Stadium https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-greg-razer-files-legislation-to-convey-land-for-kc-current-soccer-stadium/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66754 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:31:28 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City, has filed legislation to convey a piece of excess property currently owned by the Missouri Department Audio: This Date in Missouri Senate History for Jan. 20 https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-for-jan-20/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=66751 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 00:01:41 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews Jan. 20, 1874, end of the second week of the Adjourned Session of the 27th