state capitol http://kbia.org en Newscast for May 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-1-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Tue, 01 May 2012 13:47:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13329 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 1, 2012 Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-bill-capitol-may-not-be-too-helpful <p>A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:47:49 +0000 Joshua Teasley 12385 at http://kbia.org Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol http://kbia.org/post/rallies-draw-thousands-missouri-capitol Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html">2010 Affordable Care Act </a>and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control.<p>Several hundred people attended the rally held at the State Capitol, led by several religious leaders.&nbsp; Maggie Karner with the<a href="http://www.lcms.org/page.aspx?pid=190"> Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod </a>told the crowd that President Obama&rsquo;s birth control mandate is an attack on religious freedom.<p>&ldquo;This debate is simply about us being forced to pay for products and services that are contrary to our religious beliefs, and we cannot be expected to check our faith at the door," Karner said. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:32:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 11346 at http://kbia.org Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol State lawmakers take spring break http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-take-spring-break <p>Missouri lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break. &nbsp;House leaders touted their first-half accomplishments while downplaying controversy over Speaker Steven Tilley&rsquo;s decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.</p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:49:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10292 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers take spring break Newscast for February 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional</li><li>A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers</li><li>Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul</li></ul> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:50:31 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9250 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 22, 2012 Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-and-lawmakers-odds-over-legislation <p>Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:16:17 +0000 Associated Press 8693 at http://kbia.org Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation Talking Politics for February 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-february-7-2012 <p>This week on Talking Politics we take a look back&nbsp;at the&nbsp;week that was in Jefferson City, where education policy and funding dominated much of the&nbsp;debate. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:11:21 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8427 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics for February 7, 2012 Newscast for January 30, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-30-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Legislation making Missouri a &quot;right-to-work&quot; state returns to the state Capitol.</li><li>A proposed bill would abolish the death penalty in Missouri, but its detractors greatly outnumber its supporters.</li><li>Republican hopefuls for Claire McCaskill&#39;s U.S. Senate seat will debate in a Branson high school auditorium tonight.</li></ul><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:26:43 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7942 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 30, 2012