Below you will find a copy of the June 18th Capitol Report from state house Representative Bob Nance. Rep. Nance represents district 36 in Clay county Missouri.
|“We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not – nor will we ever – monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources.”
First Interim Committee Begins Meeting
Although the legislative session ended almost a month ago, a lot has happened since then. Last week, the governor signed the priority legislation from this session, the economic development bill. The goal of this bill, which became effective upon his signature, is to jumpstart Missouri’s slumping economy.
In addition to bill signings, House Speaker Ron Richard has begun to name interim committees. Interim committees are committees that meet to look into a specific issue while the legislature is not in session. Some interim committees are created by legislation passed during the session and some are created by the Speaker.
Last week the Speaker named the first interim committee, the House Interim Committee on State Intelligence Analysis Oversight. This committee was established in response to a controversial report published in February by an office within the Department of Public Safety, the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC). As part of the center’s routine intelligence gathering and dissemination to law enforcement agencies, it sent out a report on how to better identify domestic terrorists by various means including presidential candidates bumper stickers. Who reviews these types of reports and approves their dissemination? The Interim Committee on State Intelligence Analysis Oversight will determine if there is enough public accountability for the MIAC.
MoDOT has confirmed that Route C from Route U to Route 10 will receive a pavement treatment as well as Route M from Route C to Route 10. It will be paid for through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Preventive Maintenance Projects will be chip and seal of Route C from Route M to Route U, Route D from Route C to Route 13 ( overlayment from Route C to Route BB ) , and Route U from Route M to Route C.
Lawson residents will be glad to hear that 69 Highway from the Clinton County Line to 92 Highway will receive an overlay.
In the District
I attended the ribbon cutting for the Ray County “H” highway bridge at Henrietta on Friday. It is one of the first of 800 statewide and 27 in the District that are on tap to be repaired or replaced through the next 5 years. The deck replacement took less than 30 days at a cost over $219,000.
The Missouri Hospital Association held meetings on Thursday on the future of healthcare.
Wood Heights held its annual “Safety Day” on Saturday. The city continues to work towards improvements. Crystal Lakes and Homestead Village have partnered in acquiring a warning system from the City of Excelsior Springs.
On June 7th, the Orrick Community Center had a fundraising Lunch that raised $1300.00 to cover expenses for running the center over the next 3-5 months. Thank you to those who gave so generously and to those who volunteered.
Please note my district phone is 816-550-0101. The phone number listed in the phone book is no longer operational.
In your service
Contact me at:
201 West Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101