Transportation Department Approves Central Missouri Port

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Supporters of opening a new river port in central Missouri are one step closer to their goal. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved an application to create the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri near Jefferson City. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the commission’s decision mean the project can…

Gov. Parson Sets Limits on Missouri Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is limiting lawmakers’ focus during an upcoming special session to drug treatment courts, appointments and education. Parson in a proclamation released Wednesday directed lawmakers to pass legislation to reform and expand treatment courts. The special session begins Monday. Parson’s directive comes after he vetoed a wide-ranging…