Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.
Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.
The mayor of Florissant is challenging Gov. Jay Nixon to worry less about a new stadium and more about new roads.
“We are moving this quickly,” Blitz says. “We have a new judge who’s willing to get up to speed on what’s been filed in the case, and he’s going to give us a very good hearing on the 25th.”
The effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.
The Illinois State Senate held a joint Appropriations I and II Committee hearing to collect testimony about the impact the governor’s proposed budget cuts.
Some Missouri lawmakers are rallying around a proposal to raise the gas tax by 2 cents to help forestall a transportation funding shortfall.
“The community is a good community. It was a bad situation.”
Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.
Since voters passed up on a chance to add more money to its coffers, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it’s living on borrowed time and dwindling finances.