JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri lawmaker wants tourism officials and government agencies in the state to start using another slogan he believes tells more about the state's heritage and attractions.
A resolution by Sen. John Lamping R-St. Louis encourages the Division of Tourism to incorporate the slogan "The Great Rivers State" in its marketing.
Lamping's measure notes that while the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are well-known waterways with significant places in history, Missouri has more than 110,000 miles of rivers and streams altogether.
Lamping's resolution has cleared the full Senate and won endorsement by a committee in the House, where debate is possible in the weeks ahead.
Missouri is already marketed with other slogans, including "The Cave State" and "Where the Rivers Run."