- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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)6
- 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
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Mo. rep. wants 24-hour notice on gas price hikes
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State officials around the country are looking for ways to give consumers a break from rising gas prices -- including one Missouri House member who wants motorists to get advance warning of some increases.
Republican Ray Weter, of Nixa, said Tuesday that gas stations should have to notify the public 24 hours ahead of increases of 3 cents per gallon or more.
In South Carolina, a state senator wants to put caps on the wholesale price of gas.
Oil industry representatives say both ideas could result in shortages in those states -- without bringing prices down.
Other state governments are looking at reducing their cut of fuel prices. Connecticut's governor signed a measure Tuesday to limit one of the state's two gas taxes.
Missouri advance notice bill is HB1044
South Carolina price cap bill is SB850
Connecticut gas tax cap is SB457