Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
April 27, 2012
Lt. Gov. Kinder urges restoration of funds for Doe Run port project
HERCULANEUM — Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder on Monday will join key state, county and local officials in Jefferson County to urge the restoration of $1.2 million earmarked in the state budget for a new Mississippi River port near the Doe Run property in Jefferson County.
The House approved $1 million for the Jefferson County port as part of its budget bill, but the funding was removed in the Senate. The funds are intended to help redevelop a Doe Run lead smelter site in Herculaneum as a port and industrial center.
Joining Lt. Governor Kinder at Monday's event will be Sens. Ryan McKenna, D-Crystal City, and Kevin Engler, R-Farmington, State representatives from the Jefferson County area, and county and city officials.
WHAT: News conference on Jefferson County port project
WHEN: 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 672 Main Street, Herculaneum (Herculaneum Methodist Church parking lot)
WHO: Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Sens. Ryan McKenna and Kevin Engler, Jefferson County Executive Ken Waller, County Council members, and city officials and residents from Pevely, Herculaneum, Crystal City and Festus. State Representatives from Jefferson County also have been invited to participate.