- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
SEMO Port Authority could receive state funding boost
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority could receive a major boost to its capital improvement plans if lawmakers approve a budget request from Gov. Matt Blunt.
At the annual Governor's Conference on Agriculture, Blunt proposed spending $4 million at five state port authorities, including $721,558 for dock improvements and dike construction at the SEMO Port. The construction would upgrade the port's infrastructure to serve the needs of existing industries and meet the demands for increased rail traffic, according to a news release from Blunt's office.
Blunt is also proposing to spend $650,000 at the New Madrid County Port Authority to extend a rail spur to the dock to ease barge-to-rail transfers and to extend the rail spur to the north side of the harbor.
For more information, check back at www.semissourian.com or read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.