MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:25:28 +0000 en-us Audio: Sen. Hoskins Discusses State of the State https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-hoskins-discusses-state-of-the-state/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=55075 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:10:07 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, discusses his reaction to the governor’s annual budget address, more commonly known as the State of the Sen. Andrew Koenig’s Capitol Report for Jan. 17, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-andrew-koenigs-capitol-report-for-jan-17-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=55043 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:49:26 +0000 State of the State Address and the Governor’s Priorities On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the governor gave his annual State of the State Address. During the Audio: Sen. Emery Discusses State of the State and Legislation https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-emery-discusses-state-of-the-state-and-legislation/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=55008 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:26:42 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, discusses his thoughts on the governor’s annual budget address; Senate Bill 530, legislation that pertains to illegal Audio: Sen. Luetkemeyer Discusses Priority Legislation https://www.senate.mo.gov/audio-sen-luetkemeyer-discusses-priority-legislation/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54996 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:16:39 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, discusses Senate Bill 600, legislation that seeks to require a term of imprisonment and prohibit the imposition of Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-tony-luetkemeyers-legislative-column-for-jan-17-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54990 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:07:14 +0000 Committees and State of the State The first full week of the legislative session is behind us. We hit the ground running with back-to-back committee Sen. Jill Schupp Discusses the Importance of Increasing Teacher Pay https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-jill-schupp-discusses-the-importance-of-increasing-teacher-pay/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54983 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:03:19 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY – Following the governor’s annual State of the State Address, Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, met with members of the press to discuss Road Work for Mid-Missouri https://www.modot.org/node/17658 17658 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:50:01 +0000 Road Work for Mid-Missouri Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:50 January 21 - 31, 2020 The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for the two-week period of January 20 – 31, 2020. Scheduled projects will not take place on Monday, January 20 due to the Martin Luther King holiday. The projects listed will include lane closures that could cause traffic delays. Full roadway closures are also noted. Weather conditions may postpone the work schedule.MoDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, follow posted signs and drive safely through work areas. For more information about a project, please contact MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/modot-central-district. You can also follow MoDOT’s Central Missouri District on Twitter and Facebook at https://twitter.com/MoDOT_Centraland MoDOT Central Missouri District.All Counties Daylight Hours Mowing, striping, brush cutting and guardrail repair continues in various locations.  Motorists should travel with care and be alert to slow-moving equipment along the road.Boone CountyDaylight Hours Route 763 (College Avenue) between Broadway and Walnut Street – ADA improvements and sidewalk upgrades continue. Walnut Street will be closed at College Avenue from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day until January 29. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route around the work area.Business Loop 70 at College Avenue – ADA improvements and sidewalk upgrades continue. One eastbound lane and one westbound lane of Business Loop 70 will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 22.Crawford CountyDaylight/Overnight HoursRoute 49 over Dry Fork Creek, south of Route 19 – Bridge replacement will begin on Monday, January 20. One lane of the bridge will remain open with temporary traffic signals in place to direct traffic through the work area. The work is scheduled for completion in July.Daylight HoursRoute 19 at Wildcat Pride Drive – ADA and sidewalk improvements continues.Route 19 between Route 8 and Enterprise Drive – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route 19 between Route 8 and Dent County line – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route O between Route 19 and Riverside Road – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route P between Route C and Lantz Road – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 13 through Friday, January 17.Route HH between Route 19 and Ollie Coleman Road – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route YY between Route M and Route 68 in Phelps County – Drainage repair will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Dent CountyDaylight HoursRoute 32 between Route 72 and Route F – Drainage improvements will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Howard CountyDaylight HoursRoute H between County Road 201 and County Road 222 – Drainage repair will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route O between Route BB and County Road 122 – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route P between County Road 421 and County Road 451 – Drainage repair will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route Y between Route 124 and County Road 135 – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route BB between Route O and County Road 134 – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Maries CountyDaylight HoursRoute 42 between Route 28 and Route TT in Miller County – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Miller CountyDaylight HoursRoute 42 between Route TT and Route 28 in Maries County – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Moniteau CountyDaylight HoursRoute 87 between Route N and Route AA – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route T between Route 87 and Route AA – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Morgan CountyDaylight HoursRoute D between Route 52 and Gunn Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Phelps CountyOvernight/Daylight HoursRoute 63 between Interstate 44 and Route CC – Roadway resurfacing and sidewalk repair continues.Daylight HoursRoute C between the Interstate 44 Outer Road and County Road 8490 – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route E between Interstate 44 and the end of state maintenance in Maries County – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route F between Route 68 and Route 72– Edge rut repair will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route K between Route 63 and Walker Lane - Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 12 through Friday, January 31.Route YY between Route 68 and Route M in Crawford County – Drainage repair will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Pulaski CountyDaylight HoursRoute 28 between Route C and Route PP – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Washington CountyDaylight HoursRoute 21 between Route M and Younker Road – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route E between Route 21 and Route CC – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route U between Route 8 and Route M – Brush cutting will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.Route AA at Route 8 – Culvert pipe installation will take place Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, January 31.MoDOT encourages motorists to log on to www.modot.org/modot-central-district to comment on their experiences traveling through highway work zones.                                                                          ### Districts Involved Central Published On Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:47 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: South Street in Ozark CLOSING POSTPONED Until Jan. 22 https://www.modot.org/node/17657 17657 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:20:01 +0000 MoDOT TRAFFIC ALERT: South Street in Ozark CLOSING POSTPONED Until Jan. 22 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:20 What: South Street (Business 65) CLOSED between 15th and 17th Streets in Ozark at night  When: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Work postponed from Jan. 16 due to weather.  Why: Contractor crews installing drain pipes underneath the street as part of the widening project along South Street  Traffic Impacts: South Street CLOSED where crews are working 17th Street CLOSED between South Street and Waverly Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 Drivers can use nearby streets to get around the closing Drivers urged to use caution  (Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule)  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 Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:13 Sen. Denny Hoskins’ Capitol Report for Week of Jan. 13, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-denny-hoskins-capitol-report-for-week-of-jan-13-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54976 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:13:31 +0000 Getting Down to Business The second week of the 2020 legislative session was jam-packed with activity. Committee meetings began in earnest, with back-to-back hearings every Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 20 - 26 https://www.modot.org/node/17656 17656 at https://www.modot.org Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:10:01 +0000 Planned Road Work for Northwest Missouri, Jan. 20 - 26 Visitor (not verified) Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:10 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the Northwest Missouri region for the week of Jan. 20 – 26. Though not listed below, some routes remain closed due to flooding. View all routes closed due to flooding at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, striping, signal work, etc., in addition to the work mentioned below. Andrew County Interstate 29, U.S. Route 71, and Business Route 71 – Pothole patching, Jan. 21 – 24 Atchison County Route 111 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Mill Creek Bridge near Corning. The bridge will remain closed through spring 2020. U.S. Route 59 – Culvert replacement 1 mile south of the Iowa state line, Jan. 21 – 24 U.S. Route 136 – Shoulder work at Route J, Jan. 21 – 24 Buchanan County Route 116 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over I-29, Jan. 23 through May 2020 Route DD – CLOSED for brush cutting between Auxier Road SE and 115 SE, Jan. 20 – 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily I-229 and U.S. Route 36 – Pothole patching, Jan. 21 – 24 Route W – Brush cutting, Jan. 21 – 24 Carroll County Route C – CLOSED until further notice at the Branch of Turkey Creek Bridge due to damage from flooding. A project to replace the bridge is scheduled to be a part of the February 2020 letting. Chariton County U.S. Route 24 – Bridge replacement project at the Mussel Fork River and Overflow Bridges west of Keytesville through spring 2020. Traffic is being diverted over a one-lane, signalized bypass during the replacement of the Mussel Fork River Overflow Bridge. U.S. Route 24 – Bridge replacement project at the Middle Fork Chariton River and Overflow bridges through February 2020. These bridges are part of Governor Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program. Traffic will be directed through the work zone with temporary traffic signals. A 10-foot width restriction is in place. Daviess County Route 6 – Pothole patching from I-35 to Jamesport, Jan. 21 – 24 Routes B, N, and K – Pothole patching, Jan. 21 – 24 Holt County Route T – CLOSED until further notice at Mill Bluff Road due to roadway damage U.S. Route 159 – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project over the Little Tarkio Creek through spring 2020. More info: https://www.modot.org/little-tarkio-creek-bridge-replacement-holt-county-us-route-159 Sullivan County Route PP – CLOSED until further notice at the East Medicine Creek Bridge after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. The bridge is currently scheduled for replacement in fiscal year 2020. More info: https://www.modot.org/sullivan-county-route-pp-east-medicine-creek-bridge Worth County Route YY – CLOSED for a bridge replacement project at the Middle Fork of the Grand River. The bridge is part of Governor Parson’s “Focus on Bridges” program. The bridge will remain closed until spring 2020. More info: https://www.modot.org/worth-county-route-yy-bridge-replacement-over-middle-fork-grand-river ### Traveler Information Map http://traveler.modot.org Districts Involved Northwest Published On Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:08 Sen. Eric Burlison’s Legislative Column for Jan. 17, 2020: Protecting Your Personal Liberties https://www.senate.mo.gov/sen-eric-burlisons-legislative-column-for-jan-17-2020-protecting-your-personal-liberties/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54965 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:22:09 +0000 Senate committee hearings began this week, and my fellow senators and I began discussing and debating the merits of numerous pieces of filed legislation. One Punitive Damages Bill Spurs Legal Debate in the Government Reform Committee Hearing https://www.senate.mo.gov/punitive-damages-bill-spurs-legal-debate-in-the-government-reform-committee-hearing/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54956 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:03:17 +0000 Although we have just completed our first full week, the momentum is building for another successful and eventful session filled with office meetings, district visitors This Week in the Missouri Senate for Jan. 17: Committee Hearings https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-week-in-the-missouri-senate-for-jan-17-committee-hearings/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=54945 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:53:32 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Week in the Missouri Senate reviews: Senate Joint Resolution 38, which would let voters decide provisions regulating the Legislature to limit Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/missouri-increases-feral-hog-elimination-efforts-adapts-strategy-2020 319848 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:42:41 +0000 MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 285,400 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-reports-final-deer-harvest-season-more-285400 319847 at https://mdc.mo.gov Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:10:27 +0000