MO.gov News Feed /news-rss MO.gov News Feed Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:10:37 +0000 en-us This Date in Missouri Senate History: July 15, 1820 https://www.senate.mo.gov/this-date-in-missouri-senate-history-july-15-1820/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58624 Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:01:10 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — This Date in Missouri Senate History reviews July 15, 1820, the day former Missouri governor — and senator — Charles Henry Hardin Governor Signs Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer’s Bill to Free COVID-19 Checks From State Taxes https://www.senate.mo.gov/governor-signs-sen-tony-luetkemeyers-bill-to-free-covid-19-checks-from-state-taxes/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58627 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:38:11 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — The $1,200 checks many Missourians received as part of the federal CARES Act have been exempted from state income taxes with the governor’s Senator Mike Bernskoetter’s Port and Deer Jerky Bills Signed by Governor https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-mike-bernskoetters-port-and-deer-jerky-bills-signed-by-governor/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58621 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:13:47 +0000 Senator Mike Bernskoetter’s Port and Deer Jerky Bills Signed by Governor JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, is pleased to announce the MDC to offer free virtual archery program July 25 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offer-free-virtual-archery-program-july-25 325917 at https://mdc.mo.gov Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:08:58 +0000 MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program July 21 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-offer-free-virtual-hummingbird-program-july-21 325915 at https://mdc.mo.gov Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:45:01 +0000 Missouri Department of Economic Development announces up to $30 million in grant funds for small businesses https://ded.mo.gov/content/missouri-department-economic-development-announces-30-million-grant-funds-small-businesses 10216 at https://ded.mo.gov Tue, 14 Jul 2020 15:32:45 +0000 July 14, 2020Jefferson CityThe Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced a new Small Business Grant Program that could provide up to $30 million for Missouri small businesses. It was designed to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Senator Tony Luetkemeyer’s Legislative Column for July 14, 2020 https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-tony-luetkemeyers-legislative-column-for-july-14-2020/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58616 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:01:54 +0000 Luetkemeyer’s Anti-Crime and Taxpayer Protection Bills Signed into Law 2020 Session Accomplishments: Making Missourians Safer and Lowering Taxes This week, Governor Parson signed into law Scrub seal project on Route 13 in Caldwell and Daviess counties begins Thursday https://www.modot.org/node/19573 19573 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:35:01 +0000 Scrub seal project on Route 13 in Caldwell and Daviess counties begins Thursday Visitor (not verified) Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:35 Route 116 in Caldwell County wrapping up now CAMERON, Mo. – The series of scrub seals projects moving across Northwest Missouri continues this week with Route 116 in Caldwell County wrapping up and another route beginning soon. Vance Brothers, Inc., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin the scrub seal on Route 13 in Caldwell and Daviess counties between U.S. Route 69 and Route 6 on Thursday, July 16. Work will continue through July 31. During these scrub seal operations, the roadway will be reduced to one lane with flaggers and a pilot car directing motorist through the work zone. Drivers will experience delays, both directions, as they must wait for a pilot car. Drivers entering from a side road onto the route being sealed must also wait for a pilot car. A scrub seal is a preventative maintenance treatment which rejuvenates the road surface and helps extend the life of the roadway by filling and sealing cracks in the existing asphalt with an emulsified asphalt/aggregate seal. MoDOT does its best to be good stewards of the monies provided by taxpayers. One of the ways is to employ many preventative maintenance methods, such as this. These are part of a larger project to seal roads across 13 counties in Northwest Missouri. Other planned routes are listed below in the expected order. Some routes may only take one day to complete, while others may continue for up to two weeks. All routes should be complete in early October: NOW: Route 116 in Caldwell County (Route D to Route A) NEXT: Route 13 in Daviess and Caldwell counties (Route 6 to Ray County) COMING UP: Route W in Grundy County (Route 6 to Livingston County) Route 190 in Daviess County (Grundy County to Route F) Route V in Daviess County (Route 6 to Route 190) Route 190 in Daviess and Livingston counties (Route V to U.S. Route 65) Route 13 in Harrison and Daviess counties (U.S. Route 69 to Route 6) Route W in Harrison County (Route M to U.S. Route 69) Route 11 in Linn and Chariton counties (U.S. Route 24 to U.S. Route 36) Route 5 in Chariton County (U.S. Route 24 to Howard County) Some routes have already been completed in this bundle of projects: U.S. Route 136 in Atchison and Nodaway counties (just east of Little Tarkio Creek to U.S. Route 71) U.S. Route 136 in Atchison County (Interstate 29 to Route O) Route T in Andrew County (Route DD to County Road 401) Route O in Buchanan County (Route A to Route FF) Route FF in Buchanan County (Route H to U.S. Route 169) Route 31 in Buchanan County (U.S. Route 169 to U.S. Route 36) U.S. Route 169 in Buchanan and Clinton counties (Route FF to Clay County) Route 116 in Clinton County (U.S. Route 169 to the east city limits of Plattsburg and from Shoal Creek to I-35) Route 33 in DeKalb and Clinton counties (U.S. Route 36 to Route 116) Route 6 in DeKalb and Daviess counties (Route 31 to U.S. Route 69) U.S. Route 69 in Clinton County (Evergreen Street in Cameron to Route 116) Route 6 in DeKalb and Daviess counties (Route 31 to U.S. Route 69) U.S. Route 69 in Clinton County (Evergreen Street in Cameron to Route 116) Route 33 in Clinton County (Route 116 to Clay County) Route PP in Clinton County (Route 33 to U.S. Route 69) All work is weather-permitting, and schedules are subject to change. Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE zones. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. Motorist are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. For more information about these and other MoDOT projects, visit modot.org and view the online Traveler Information Map. 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 Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:32 Missouri’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bill Signed Into Law https://www.senate.mo.gov/missouris-korean-war-veterans-memorial-bill-signed-into-law/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58613 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:18:26 +0000 Missouri’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bill Signed Into Law JEFFERSON CITY — A bill honoring Missouri veterans was signed into law by the governor on TRAFFIC ALERT: New Roundabout OPEN at U.S. Route 160 at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 in Willard https://www.modot.org/node/19572 19572 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:10:01 +0000 TRAFFIC ALERT: New Roundabout OPEN at U.S. Route 160 at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 in Willard Visitor (not verified) Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:10 What: New roundabout OPEN to traffic at U.S. Route 160 at Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 in Willard When: Monday night, June 13 Details: The roundabout is open to a single lane currently. When work is complete it will be a double lane roundabout. Traffic Impacts: Eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 160 open to traffic Hunt Road/Farm Road 103 OPEN to traffic but in new roundabout configuration at Route 160 Traffic signal at intersection removed (Weather or construction delays could alter the work schedule.) Project Summary: Widen Route 160 to four lanes between I-44 in Springfield and Jackson Street in Willard Resurface the existing lanes of Route 160 between I-44 in Springfield and Route AB in Willard Install concrete traffic barrier between lanes in areas Add a pedestrian underpass underneath Route 160 at Hunt Road Add a new box culvert to carry Frisco Highline Trail underneath Route 160 at Trail Mile 3 Add street lighting at intersections Intersection improvements: J-turn at Farm Road 123/Westgate Avenue Right-in/Right-out at Haseltine Road (Farm Road 115) Roundabout at Farm Road 94 near quarry Add left-turn lane at Hughes Road Roundabout at Farm Road 103/Melville Road/Hunt Road Roundabout at Jackson Street Add turn lanes at Greene County Route AB Prime Contractor: APAC-Central, Springfield Completion Date: December 1, 2020 Total Project Cost: $18.6 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) (For timely traffic information in the Springfield area, visit www.ozarkstraffic.com)  (Take the Challenge! Buckle Up/Phone Down) Districts Involved Southwest Published On Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:08 The Missouri Senate Minute for July 14: Reciprocity https://www.senate.mo.gov/the-missouri-senate-minute-for-july-14-reciprocity/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58609 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:34:36 +0000 JEFFERSON CITY — A new state law may improve things for military spouses. House Bill 1511 and 1452 modifies provisions relating to professional licensing reciprocity. Senator Jill Schupp’s “Postpartum Depression Care Act” Signed into Law https://www.senate.mo.gov/senator-jill-schupps-postpartum-depression-care-act-signed-into-law/ https://www.senate.mo.gov/?p=58607 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:22:56 +0000 Jefferson City – New mothers will have greater access to postpartum care now that legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur, has been MDC to hold online program about St. Louis urban fishing opportunities on July 20 https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-hold-online-program-about-st-louis-urban-fishing-opportunities-july-20 325913 at https://mdc.mo.gov Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:24:17 +0000 MDC announces additions to Linscomb Wildlife Area in St. Clair County to boost native grasslands https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-announces-additions-linscomb-wildlife-area-st-clair-county-boost-native-grasslands 325912 at https://mdc.mo.gov Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:09:20 +0000 Both Directions of I-70 Will Be Reduced to ONE LANE at I-435 OVERNIGHT July 14-16 https://www.modot.org/node/19571 19571 at https://www.modot.org Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:01 +0000 Both Directions of I-70 Will Be Reduced to ONE LANE at I-435 OVERNIGHT July 14-16 Visitor (not verified) Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:00 JACKSON COUNTY– The Missouri Department of Transportation will have both eastbound and westbound I-70 reduced to ONE LANE at I-435 OVERNIGHT from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each evening on Tuesday, July 14, Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16. This lane reduction is for bridge construction work. Motorists should expect delays in the area. All work is weather permitting. This is all part of a new interchange design being built at I-435 and I-70. The new design will be a partial turbine configuration. Improvements include full bridge replacements, removal of left exits, improvements to loop ramp configuration, and congestion relief. This project will have significant impacts on traffic for two full construction seasons and is scheduled to be complete by Dec. 2020. For more information about this project, visit our website. Please be patient and considerate to your fellow motorists. Use the zipper merge and take turns at merge points.  Please remember that all work zones are NO PHONE ZONES. Buckle up. Phone down. Arrive Alive. For potential impacts to traffic, please review KC Scout cameras at http://www.kcscout.net or consult our real-time traffic partner, WAZE. 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.mo.gov/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 work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636). Districts Involved Kansas City Published On Tue, 07/14/2020 - 05:56