Vicky Hartzler http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Congresswoman looks to limit authority of FERC http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congresswoman-looks-limit-authority-ferc <p>A U.S. Representative from southwest Missouri wants to reduce federal authority over hydroelectric projects.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:45:53 +0000 The Associated Press 4206 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congresswoman looks to limit authority of FERC Levee repairs, flood recovery to be discussed in Columbia this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/levee-repairs-flood-recovery-be-discussed-columbia-weekend <p>State and federal leaders are gathering in Columbia&nbsp;Saturday to talk about ways to prevent last year&rsquo;s devastating floods that plagued&nbsp;northwest and southeastern Missouri.</p><p>Heavy snow and rainfall led to record releases from South Dakota dams along the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/">Missouri River </a>&ndash;and as a result 200,000 acres of farmland in northwest Missouri sat flooded for months,&nbsp;along&nbsp;with&nbsp;a significant stretch of&nbsp;Interstate 29 in Missouri and Iowa.&nbsp; Around 130,000 acres were flooded in the southeast part of the state when the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/">Army Corps of Engineers </a>blew&nbsp;a hole in the Birds Point Levee&nbsp;along the<a href="http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pao/bro/misstrib.htm"> Mississippi River </a>in order to protect the town of Cairo, Illinois. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:38:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Levee repairs, flood recovery to be discussed in Columbia this weekend Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/freshmen-mo-lawmakers-continue-fundraising <p>Missouri's newest members of the <a href="http://www.house.gov/">U.S. House</a> have continued raising money.</p><p>Federal campaign finance reports show Republican <a href="http://long.house.gov/">Billy Long</a> of Springfield raised roughly $15,000 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2010. Long reported starting 2011 with $29,000 in his campaign bank account.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:34:33 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising New Mo. Congress members Hartzler, Long assigned committees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-congress-members-hartzler-long-assigned-committees <p>Fresh off the <a href="http://kwmuelection2010.wordpress.com/">midterm elections</a> last month, new Missouri Congress members Republicans <a href="http://vickyhartzler.com/">Vicky Hartzler</a> and Billy Long have been assigned to committees dealing with defense, agriculture and transportation issues.</p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:20:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 141 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. Congress members Hartzler, Long assigned committees