Legislators Expect Nixon to Address Education, Transportation

4 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Monday, January 28 2013 Jan 28, 2013 Monday, January 28, 2013 2:16:00 PM CST January 28, 2013 in News
By: Garrett Bergquist

JEFFERSON CITY - State legislators told KOMU 8 News Monday they hope Gov. Jay Nixon addresses education and transportation in his State of the State address Monday night.

House Minority Leader Rep. Jacob Hummel, D-St. Louis, said he wants Nixon to fully fund the state education funding foundation formula, which he said is underfunded by hundreds of millions of dollars. He said increasing funding for education would help address the problems faced by school districts in the state's two largest cities. Kansas City Public Schools lost accreditation at the start of the year, and St. Louis Public Schools is provisionally accredited. Hummel said he also hopes Nixon will discuss ways to fix the state's transportation infrastructure. Hummel said he supported measure such as an increased gas tax to fund roads, but he doesn't think toll roads are a good idea.

Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, echoed Hummel's concerns about transportation. He said he is very concerned about Missouri's highways and wants to hear the governor's opinions on what should be done. Kehoe was ambivalent on the governor's proposal of a longer school year. He said Missouri has to become competitive with the rest of the country, but he was concerned a longer school year might hurt the tourism industry as well as employers who hire students as part-time employees during the summer.

Kehoe and Hummel disagreed on whether Medicaid expansion should be a priority. Hummel said expanding Medicaid makes economic and political sense, while Kehoe repeated earlier Republican concerns about the federal government's ability to meet its obligations.

More News

Grid
List
NIXA (AP) — A city in southwest Missouri has opened the largest solar farm in the state. The Springfield... More >>
2 hours ago Sunday, November 19 2017 Nov 19, 2017 Sunday, November 19, 2017 12:34:00 PM CST November 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A 29-year-old man is in serious condition at University Hospital following a shooting Sunday morning. CPD responded... More >>
7 hours ago Sunday, November 19 2017 Nov 19, 2017 Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:22:00 AM CST November 19, 2017 in News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Lock threw three touchdown passes and Missouri won its fifth straight game to become bowl... More >>
8 hours ago Sunday, November 19 2017 Nov 19, 2017 Sunday, November 19, 2017 7:07:00 AM CST November 19, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A suspect struck a victim, and suspects fired multiple rounds, brandished at least one firearm and took property... More >>
15 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:45:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – While in Chad, Haby Naya learned how to braid hair by doing her friend’s, sister’s and even her... More >>
15 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:25:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - If experience is important for success in sports, basketball players worldwide have much to learn from the Granny... More >>
16 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:53:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit group behind the long-delayed streetcar set to operate in St. Louis' Loop area and... More >>
18 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:41:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - A 19-year-old college freshman was driving home for Thanksgiving break Saturday when a tire on his car... More >>
20 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:15:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of people came out Saturday for the eighth annual Fall Into Art show at Parkade Plaza. ... More >>
22 hours ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:19:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
HARRISBURG - A warm bed, a hot meal, and hugs from a loving family member are common enough memories for... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - Two Osage Beach residents were pronounced dead early Saturday morning following a single-car crash late Friday night.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:54:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A Macon man and two others were hospitalized Saturday morning in one of two crashes that occurred... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:24:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – New blood pressure guidelines mean nearly half of adults in the U.S. that did not have high blood... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:12:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials are testing for asbestos among the debris left from a massive St. Louis warehouse fire.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:17:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor will not file criminal charges against a Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after Transportation... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:07:54 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a mechanic in a dispute over... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:59:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Christmas holiday begins this weekend at Union Station in Kansas City. The station... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:55:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri is looking for input on how to spend $41 million from... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, November 18 2017 Nov 18, 2017 Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:41:00 PM CST November 18, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 45°
4pm 46°
5pm 44°
6pm 42°
7pm 40°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

2:00p
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
1:30p
Vertical Limit
4:00p
Rules of Engagement
4:30p
Rules of Engagement

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
7:00p
The Face of an Angel
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Family Guy