Tag: metal detectors

House Budget chair says Governor does have ‘some statutory authority’ regarding metal detectors, but using new officers would be a problem

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The controversy around the metal detectors at the Missouri State Capitol has been ongoing for nearly one year now, and the one thing that seems to be certain about the situation is this: the metal detectors are not leaving. Lawmakers have for months questioned the manning of the metal detectors, noting that the budget passed during the last legislative session approved the addition of five new officers for the Capitol Police. […]

Questions about Capitol security appropriation could be answered in upcoming Budget hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With veto session just days away, all eyes are on the Missouri General Assembly, waiting to see just what might be taken up by the legislators. Many wonder whether the legislature will try to find a new solution to HCB 3, an attempt to sweep funds to shore up and prevent in-home care cuts to 8,000 senior citizens, disabled and veterans, or perhaps take disciplinary action against Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal or […]