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- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Bond receives Partnership Award
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Kit Bond visited the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. There he was presented with a Partnership Award from area Regional Planning Commissions and economic development executives, many of whom were in attendance. The award was in recognition of his work to foster development in small towns and rural Missouri.
More specifically, the gathering touted Bond -- who is the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee -- for his authoring of the Economic Development Administration Reauthorization Act of 2004. Bond said the bill will increase funding for the EDA by $25 million annually through fiscal year 2008, in an attempt to help it spur economic growth in Missouri towns and communities.
"My goal was to try to put" the EDA "on the right track," Bond said.