New Blue Book Unveiled
The manual is dubbed the Blue Book because of its blue cover. It contains information on state government, from elected officials to judges and state agency duties and personnel. The 2005-2006 edition is 1520 pages long. The state budgeted about half of a million dollars to produce the more than 44,000 copies. The theme for this edition is "foundations," with photos focused on the architecture of Missouri and essays on some important elections in state history. The book also explains the various state symbols, from the state song to the state tree nut and a new addition, the state dinosaur. To request a copy, contact the secretary of state's office at 573-751-4218.