Todd Richardson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Second Injury Fund Fix/Workers' Comp Bill To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-second-injury-fund-fixworkers-comp-bill-gov-nixon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would revive Missouri's ailing Second Injury Fund and seek to reduce the number of occupational disease lawsuits was passed Thursday by the </span><a href="http://house.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;It had already passed the </span><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Senate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> during pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:02:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Second Injury Fund Fix/Workers' Comp Bill To Gov. Nixon Mo. House Committee Hears Testimony On State Welfare Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-testimony-state-welfare-contract <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">A Missouri House committee heard testimony Monday on efforts to shift state welfare recipients onto federal disability.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Department of Social Services (DSS)</A>&nbsp;has hired Boston-based <A href="http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/">Public Consulting Group </A>to switch clients from the state-run <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/tempa.htm">Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program </A>to federal disability payments, which don’t require recip Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:29:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Hears Testimony On State Welfare Contract Mo. Dept. Of Revenue: 'We're Not Sending Copies Of Citizens' Documents To DC' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-revenue-were-not-sending-copies-citizens-documents-dc <p>The head of the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Revenue</a> says his agency is&nbsp;not forwarding electronic copies of documents from Missouri citizens to the federal government.</p><p>Director Brian Long told the House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability&nbsp;that once he heard the allegations, he questioned other officials and employees within the Department of Revenue about it.</p><p>“I was repeatedly and independently assured that these scanned source documents, as part of the license process, are not, nor is there any plans, to share them, again, with the federal government or any third-party vendor," Long said. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:37:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10099 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. Of Revenue: 'We're Not Sending Copies Of Citizens' Documents To DC' Mo. Lawmakers Begin Pre-Filing Bills For 2013 Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-begin-pre-filing-bills-2013-session <p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font color="black" face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 13.5pt">Members of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> have begun pre-filing bills for the 2013 regular session.</span></font></span></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:34:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lawmakers Begin Pre-Filing Bills For 2013 Session Mo. House passes voter ID bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-voter-id-bill <p>The<a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx"> Missouri House </a>has passed<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1104&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls</a>.</p><p>Before the&nbsp;vote,&nbsp;Democrats hammered away at Republicans&rsquo; arguments that the bill would combat voter fraud, saying there hasn&rsquo;t been a documented case of voter fraud in decades &ndash; and that the bill does nothing to deal with voter registration fraud.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=154">State Representative&nbsp;Todd Richardson </a>(R,&nbsp;Poplar Bluff) disagreed. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:09:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes voter ID bill