MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Fri, 14 May 2021 07:48:17 +0000 en-us This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 14, 1932 https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-may-14-1932/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63943 Fri, 14 May 2021 00:01:02 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 14, 1932, the day Missouri’s first female, African-American Missouri senator — Gwen Giles — Sen. Bill White’s Capitol Report for May 13, 2021 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-bill-whites-capitol-report-for-may-13-2021/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63924 Thu, 13 May 2021 16:29:50 +0000 Senator Bill White’s Capitol Report for May 13, 2021 Does Any Other Senator Desire to Be Heard? These eight words, asked periodically by the presiding Sen. Greg Razer Announces Passage of Mental Health Parity Legislation https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-greg-razer-announces-passage-of-mental-health-parity-legislation/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63922 Thu, 13 May 2021 16:20:17 +0000 Senator Greg Razer Announces Passage of Mental Health Parity Legislation JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City, announces the Missouri General Assembly has Sen. Jill Schupp Adds Two Priority Measures to Bill Headed to the Governor https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-jill-schupp-adds-two-priority-measures-to-bill-headed-to-the-governor/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63923 Thu, 13 May 2021 16:20:11 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, successfully amended House Bill 432 to include two priority measures that benefit Missouri families. The truly Sen. Bill Eigel Encourages Constituents to Review Upcoming I-70 Wentzville Construction Project https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-bill-eigel-encourages-constituents-to-review-upcoming-i-70-wentzville-construction-project/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63916 Thu, 13 May 2021 16:03:01 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, would like to inform his constituents that the public comment period for the draft of the Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Public Safety Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-tony-luetkemeyers-public-safety-bill-headed-to-governors-desk/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63918 Thu, 13 May 2021 15:02:40 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Bill 53, an omnibus public safety bill sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, was approved by the General Assembly and Ashcroft Endorses School Choice for Missouri Students http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=10035 http://www.sos.mo.gov/default.aspx?PageID=10035 Thu, 13 May 2021 14:23:00 +0000 For immediate release:     May 13, 2021 Contact:                            JoDonn Chaney, Acting Communications Director                                           (573) 526-0949   Ashcroft Endorses School Choice for Missouri Students  Jefferson City, Mo. – “A solid education is critical to the Governor Parson presents three state teams with the Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity, recognizes continuous improvement throughout state government operations https://oa.mo.gov/commissioners-office/news/governor-parson-presents-three-state-teams-governor%E2%80%99s-award-quality-and 36876 at https://oa.mo.gov Thu, 13 May 2021 11:40:55 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Gov. Mike Parson, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, and the Office of Administration recognized three state teams with the 2020 Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity (GAQP). The award acknowledges accomplishments that serve as an example of continuous improvement, quality, efficiency and productivity in Missouri state government. Teams were honored today during a special ceremony in the Missouri Capitol’s First Floor Rotunda. The Missouri Senate Minute for May 13: Police Reform https://www.senate.mo.gov/the-missouri-senate-minute-for-may-13-police-reform/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63913 Thu, 13 May 2021 11:29:31 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri senators discuss Senate Bill 53 & 60, legislation that seeks to modify provisions relating to the administration of justice. MoDOT to close Veterans Memorial Parkway near Lake Saint Louis Boulevard for roundabout construction https://www.modot.org/node/22828 22828 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 13 May 2021 09:15:01 +0000 MoDOT to close Veterans Memorial Parkway near Lake Saint Louis Boulevard for roundabout construction Visitor (not verified) Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:15 ST. CHARLES COUNTY– The Missouri Department of Transportation will close a portion of Veterans Memorial Parkway starting Wednesday, May 19 to start the construction of the new Lake Saint Louis roundabout. Crews will close Veterans Memorial Parkway, located from Lake Saint Louis Boulevard to the east of Rue Petite Drive, starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 19. Barricades will be set up on Veterans Memorial Parkway, just east of Lake Saint Louis Boulevard at the traffic signal and just west of Bent Oak Cutoff Drive. There will be a two-mile detour in place. Motorists can take Lake Saint Louis Boulevard to Bent Oak Cutoff Drive and back to Veterans Memorial Parkway. The closure will be in place until late July. For more on the project, please contact St. Charles County Area Engineer Andy Tuerck at Andrew.Tuerck@modot.mo.gov or sign up for email updates at www.modot.org/lake-saint-louis-boulevard-roundabout. For more on roadway closures due to construction and additional work zone information go to http://traveler.modot.org/map. For real-time traffic, visit www.gatewayguide.com.                                                                 ### Districts Involved St. Louis Published On Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:11 MoDOT: I-49 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction, Traffic Shifted Head-to-Head In Northbound Lanes https://www.modot.org/node/22827 22827 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 13 May 2021 09:05:01 +0000 MoDOT: I-49 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction, Traffic Shifted Head-to-Head In Northbound Lanes regan.mitchell Thu, 05/13/2021 - 10:05 Between MM 70 & 74 Beginning Week of May 31 Barton County – Drivers can expect traffic delays when I-49 is reduced to one lane in each direction and drivers are shifted head-to-head in the northbound lanes between 30th Road and Missouri Route 126 (mile markers 70-74) south of Lamar beginning the week of May 31, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Traffic will be in this configuration for up to four months. Contractor crews will begin work to replace the southbound I-49 bridge over North Fork Spring. Construction of the crossover lanes will begin the week of May 17. Traffic will be shifted to head-to-head configuration the week of May 31. Traffic Impacts: Northbound and southbound I-49 left lane closures during installation of the crossover lanes the week of May 17 I-49 traffic shifted head-to-head in the northbound lanes between 30th Road and Missouri Route 126 (mile markers 70-74) south of Lamar Expect delays during high traffic volume times Only one lane open in each direction Speed limit reduced to 60 mph through the work zone Drivers are to consider alternate routes during the project This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. Weather and/or construction delays could alter the work schedule. Project information Contractor: Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. of Columbia. Completion date: December 1, 2021 (Contractor plans to be completed by September) Estimated total cost: $1.7 million END  (For more information, call MoDOT in Springfield at 417-895-7600 or visit www.modot.org/southwest)  (Follow MoDOT's Southwest District: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube) (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:01 Mercer County bridge deck replacement project postponed https://www.modot.org/node/22826 22826 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 13 May 2021 08:45:01 +0000 Mercer County bridge deck replacement project postponed Visitor (not verified) Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:45 Project Mercer County Route BB Branch of Weldon Fork Creek Bridge Rehabilitation St. Joseph, Mo. – The Branch of Weldon Fork Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route BB was to close Monday, May 17, for a bridge deck replacement project. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., the contractor working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has postponed closing the bridge until Tuesday, June 1. This bridge, located northwest of Mercer, is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. The closure is expected to continue through July 1, 2021. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during the closure. 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, 05/13/2021 - 05:41 Concrete Replacement to Close One Lane of Route 50 in Cole County https://www.modot.org/node/22825 22825 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 13 May 2021 08:25:02 +0000 Concrete Replacement to Close One Lane of Route 50 in Cole County Visitor (not verified) Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:25 COLE COUNTY – Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance crews will be replacing concrete next week in various areas along U.S. Route 50 west of Jefferson City.Work will take place in the eastbound and westbound lanes between Truman Boulevard in Jefferson City and Henwick Lane in Saint Martins.One lane will be closed in the work area between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, May 17 through Thursday, May 20. Signs will be in place to guide traffic through the work zones.MoDOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work and encourages drivers to obey all traffic signs and give crews plenty of room to work.Work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook or Twitter for project updates.             ### Districts Involved Central Published On Thu, 05/13/2021 - 05:23 Harrison County Route KK now closed https://www.modot.org/node/22824 22824 at https://www.modot.org Thu, 13 May 2021 08:10:01 +0000 Harrison County Route KK now closed Visitor (not verified) Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:10 Emergency culvert replacement underway St. Joseph, Mo. – Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation have closed Route KK in northern Harrison County for an emergency culvert replacement.  The road will be closed from U.S. Route 69 to the Iowa border today, Thursday, May 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during the closure. 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, 05/13/2021 - 05:06 This Date in Missouri Senate History: May 13, 1807 https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-may-13-1807/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=63906 Thu, 13 May 2021 00:01:21 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews May 13, 1807, the day Missouri’s territorial Legislature passed an act relating to divorce and