JEFFERSON CITY | Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday tapped a Kansas City lawyer to served on the state highway commission.
Stephen R. Miller, 51, a Republican, has a background in law related to heavy construction and transportation. He replaces Mike Kehoe, a Jefferson City car dealer who resigned from the commission last month.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Nixon cited Miller's support from business and trade organizations and legal work on construction labor and employment.
Miller's term will expire in 2011.
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The highway commission sets policy for road-building in the state, and also has authority over aviation, railroads and public transportation, among other things.