Show-Me Institute http://news.stlpublicradio.org en School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/school-transfer-law-should-include-private-school-option-lawmakers-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite opposition from a coalition of Missouri school groups, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers said Friday that to win passage, school transfer legislation needs to include the option of non-sectarian private schools.</span></p><p>State Sens. John Lamping, R-Ladue, and Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, along with House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, discussed the issue at a forum on tax-credit scholarships. With three weeks left in the legislative session, a transfer bill that passed overwhelmingly in the Senate is now moving through the House.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Dale Singer 35617 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org School Transfer Law Should Include Private School Option, Lawmakers Say Aerotropolis bill before Mo. Senate committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aerotropolis-bill-mo-senate-committee <p>After easily passing the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">House</a> last week, a <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>committee is now considering a bill designed to make <a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/">Lambert Airport </a>an international air cargo hub.</p><p>The so-called <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB840&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">Aerotropolis bill </a>would provide around $480 million in tax credits to companies that develop air cargo facilities at or near Lambert.&nbsp; Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge told the committee that the bill is about more than just doing business with China. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:55:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1000 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Aerotropolis bill before Mo. Senate committee