Bill Could Revive Printing of State Manual
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri "blue book" could be spared from becoming an online-only publication. Legislation enacted last year did away with the requirement to print paper copies of the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, which is published every two years.
But a House committee was hearing testimony Thursday on legislation allowing the secretary of state to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to print and distribute copies of the book. The books historically have been free to the public.
The legislation would require the nonprofit group to charge a fee to cover the cost of production and distribution.