legislation http://kbia.org en Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-parental-consent-bill-teen-tanning <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation requiring anyone younger than 17 to have written parental consent to use a booth, bed or other tanning device at a business.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:59:26 +0000 Associated Press 54128 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon signs parental consent bill for teen tanning Gov. Jay Nixon speaks out on Missouri General Assembly tax breaks http://kbia.org/post/gov-jay-nixon-speaks-out-missouri-general-assembly-tax-breaks <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has spoken out about legislation recently passed by the Missouri General Assembly.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:49:02 +0000 Bailey Harbit 53761 at http://kbia.org Gov. Jay Nixon speaks out on Missouri General Assembly tax breaks Two bills passed to strengthen penalty of disarming police http://kbia.org/post/two-bills-passed-strengthen-penalty-disarming-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two bills to further protect on duty officers are currently awaiting </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's signature.&nbsp; The Columbia Police Officers' Association has supported legislation that would make it a felony to disarm a law enforcement agent of any weapon, not simply their handgun.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:23:38 +0000 Jeremy Schrank 53759 at http://kbia.org Two bills passed to strengthen penalty of disarming police Missouri lawmakers revise state criminal code http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-revise-state-criminal-code <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">After several years of work and two major legislative pushes, Missouri lawmakers have finally passed legislation to update the state’s criminal code.&nbsp;</span></font></span></font></div><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:57:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51930 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers revise state criminal code Gov. Nixon considers bills on cash advances, abortion http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-considers-bills-cash-advances-abortion <p>New legislation pending before Gov. Jay Nixon could give people running short of money a new alternative for getting some quick cash.</p><p>A bill would make it profitable for Missouri-based banks to offer short-term cash advances, similar to payday loans.</p><p>Some nationally chartered banks already offer the short-term loans with fees of around $50 on a $500 loan. Missouri law had allowed such loans, but the Missouri Bankers Association says that few banks offered them because the law set the maximum fee too low.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:26:27 +0000 Associated Press 35585 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon considers bills on cash advances, abortion GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest http://kbia.org/post/gmo-labeling-laws-deck-midwest <p>Just south of Hermann, Mo., <a href="http://www.swissmeats.com/"><u><b>Swiss Meat and Sausage Co.</b></u></a> processes 2 million pounds of meat a year -- everything from cattle to hogs to buffalo to elk.</p><p>And everything gets a label.</p><p>“No antibiotics added, raised without added hormones, all natural, minimally processed," Glenn Brandt, the production manager for Swiss Meat, reads from a hefty roll of hickory smoked beef sausage stickers.</p><p>What this label does not indicate, however, is whether or not the sausage contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:16:53 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 30566 at http://kbia.org GMO labeling laws on deck in the Midwest Secular Coalition for America to create Missouri chapter http://kbia.org/post/secular-coalition-america-create-missouri-chapter <p>Missouri is next on the list to create a state chapter of a national organization that lobbies for strong separation of religion and government.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:34:51 +0000 Kellie Moore 16700 at http://kbia.org Secular Coalition for America to create Missouri chapter Newscast for May 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-16-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Wed, 16 May 2012 13:47:36 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14226 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 16, 2012 Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees http://kbia.org/post/mo-legislation-would-reduce-licensing-fees <p>Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:09:56 +0000 Associated Press 12850 at http://kbia.org Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees Newscast for March 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-26-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>Changes could be ahead for the Boone County Mental Health Board</li><li>A 64-year-old man killed in St. Joseph fire</li><li>New cigarette tax legislation filed in Jefferson City.</li></ul> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:31:10 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 11228 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 26, 2012 Legislators debate bill punishing unruly behavior near worship centers http://kbia.org/post/legislators-debate-bill-punishing-unruly-behavior-near-worship-centers <p>Sparked by past events around the nation, one Missouri senator is trying to make disrupting a house of worship punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a three hundred dollar fine for first time offenders. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:28:48 +0000 9193 at http://kbia.org Legislators debate bill punishing unruly behavior near worship centers House approves English-only driver's tests http://kbia.org/post/house-approves-english-only-drivers-tests <p>The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver&rsquo;s license exams be given only in English. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:20:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9192 at http://kbia.org House approves English-only driver's tests Lawmakers to address work-related injury fund http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-address-work-related-injury-fund <p>Legislation has been filed in both the Missouri House and Senate to address the state&rsquo;s Second Injury Fund, which provides payments to workers with prior disabilities who are injured on the job.&nbsp; But the fund has been losing money for years. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:02:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8922 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers to address work-related injury fund Senate approves bill moving back Missouri primary date http://kbia.org/post/senate-approves-bill-moving-back-missouri-primary-date <p>The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state&rsquo;s August primaries by one month. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:57:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8921 at http://kbia.org Senate approves bill moving back Missouri primary date Newscast for February 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-16-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:52:32 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8919 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 16, 2012 Newscast for February 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-15-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:53:10 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8839 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 15, 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 Legislators hear support for anti-bullying bill http://kbia.org/post/legislators-hear-support-anti-bullying-bill <p>A bullied high schooler testified in favor of proposed anti-bullying legislation in a House committee hearing Wednesday. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:17:18 +0000 8499 at http://kbia.org Legislators hear support for anti-bullying bill Newscast for February 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:58:12 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8338 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 7, 2012 MO bill would allow advertising on school buses http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-allow-advertising-school-buses <p>A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:53:37 +0000 Associated Press 8306 at http://kbia.org MO bill would allow advertising on school buses Fresh debate over "right-to-work" legislation arises http://kbia.org/post/fresh-debate-over-right-work-legislation-arises <p>Legislation to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state is again coming up in state Senate.</p><p>A senate panel last week endorsed two bills that would make it a misdemeanor to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.</p><p>One of the two proposals, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, would go before voters if it passes the Legislature. The other would go to the governor's desk.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:15:09 +0000 Associated Press 7951 at http://kbia.org Fresh debate over "right-to-work" legislation arises