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Missouri Government News for Week of Oct. 19, 1998


Carnahan asks FEMA for help with flood damage

Gov. Carnahan asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to free up funds to help pay for an estimated $8.4 million in damage. Most of the washed-out roads and bridges are in the Kansas City area, where flash flooding killed ten people earlier this month.

If approved, this money would be the second type of federal aid granted to Missouri. President Clinton has already approved money to help individual residents replace personal property damaged in the storm.

See our package of radio stories for details.


The state Supreme Court upholds Missouri sex predator law.

Missouri's Supreme Court upheld the state's sex predator law that allows repeat sex offenders to be locked away behind bars for life.

In a companion decision, however, the state high court struck down an older law that allows prosecutors to raise allegations of prior sex offenses during the guilt-or-innocence stage of the trial.

See our package of radio stories for details.


Nixon attacks Bond for pardons made 15 years ago

Attorney General Jay Nixon's campaign looked through years of documents in state archives, and found what it says is proof that Kit Bond let political patronage influence his decisions on pardons while he was governor.

But Bond's campaign manager says this newest allegation only proves that Nixon is becoming "reckless" as the election draws near. David Israelite says Bond stands behind his record as Governor, and that his parole decisions were never based on political patronage.

See our package of radio stories and our newspaper story for details.