The Daily Dish–Feb.23

Missouri Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on Wednesday pondering a variety of options to fund I-70 reconstruction, which include making it a toll road. The committee will hold two more meetings before making a recommendation to the Senate. From Columbia Missourian, by Dan Burley.

Boone County will be kept in the 19th Senate District based on a preliminary plan approved by a state redistricting commission on Thursday. The plan will be finalized pending a 15-day public comment period, and a final vote by the commission. It will become effective when at least seven out of ten commission members vote yes. BY CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press 

Drivers in Columbia would have to understand English in order to pass the driver’s license test, according to the legislation  passed by the state House on Thursday. Currently testers could choose from 11 languages other than English. BY The Associated Press

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