Emerson Tries Budget End-Run to Stop Closure of Mapping Center - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Washington

Emerson Tries Budget End-Run to Stop Closure of Mapping Center

JUNE 9, 2006 - Posted at 11:15 a.m. CST

 

WASHINGTON - Missouri lawmakers are trying a new tactic to stop the federal government from closing its mapping center in Rolla.

House Republican Jo Ann Emerson has included language in the U.S. Interior Department's 2007 spending bill that requires officials to spend $13 million to keep the Rolla office open.

The bill passed the House last month, but it's uncertain whether the Senate will adopt the same language later this year.

Emerson says she's trying to save nearly 200 jobs in her southeast Missouri district.

The Interior Department decided last year to consolidate mapping operations in Denver.  But Emerson claims officials ignored evidence showing Rolla as the best location for the merged operations.

The Bush administration says Emerson's language interferes with efforts to save money.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Polling location changed for runoff election

    Polling location changed for runoff election

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:53:46 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:08:23 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Greene County Clerk Phyllis Rhynes states on Facebook that one polling location has changed.

    Greene County Clerk Phyllis Rhynes states on Facebook that one polling location has changed.

  • Man pleads guilty in robbery, kidnapping, and murder of Loretta Pixler

    Man pleads guilty in robbery, kidnapping, and murder of Loretta Pixler

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:39:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:07:40 GMT
    Dewaun Logan (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Dewaun Logan (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    One of the men accused of the kidnapping and murder of Loretta Pixler pleaded guilty Monday.

    One of the men accused of the kidnapping and murder of Loretta Pixler pleaded guilty Monday.

  • Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Salvation Army opening cooling center

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:25:10 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-06-19 02:58:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

    With hot, muggy temperatures making their presence felt across Jonesboro, one building announced they've opened up their cooling center.

Powered by Frankly