- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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)38
- 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
- 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
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Mo. Senate Republicans outline agenda for 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republicans in the Missouri Senate say they have big plans for the 2013 session. They mean that literally.
Newly nominated Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey laid out a GOP agenda Thursday that is based on the acronym "BIG" -- as in "build" infrastructure, "invest" in education and "grow" the economy.
Senate Republicans plan to meet next week to hammer out more details on those priorities. But some basics already are taking shape.
Eric Schmitt chairs the Senate's economic development committee. Schmitt says he wants to consider broad-based tax cuts in addition to an overhaul of the state's existing tax credits.
Newly chosen Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus says Democrats also want to focus on job creation.