senate http://kbia.org en Smaller financial penalty for those who break Missouri open government laws http://kbia.org/post/smaller-financial-penalty-those-who-break-missouri-open-government-laws <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Running afoul of Missouri's open government laws could carry a smaller financial penalty but no longer require proof the law was knowingly broken under legislation before a Senate committee.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:30:14 +0000 Associated Press 49772 at http://kbia.org Smaller financial penalty for those who break Missouri open government laws As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown http://kbia.org/post/senate-leaders-announce-budget-deal <strong>Update at 10:18 p.m.: House Approves Bill: </strong><p>The crisis is over. With about two hours before the country reached the debt ceiling, the House has approved the bill and it is now it's way to the White House. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42189 at http://kbia.org As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-transportation-sales-tax <p>Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Associated Press 33746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-funding-hospital-capitol <p>The Missouri Senate has passed additional funding for Capitol repairs, design plans for a new facility at the state mental hospital and for the state parks system. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 33395 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes funding for hospital, Capitol Mo. bill seeks to put photo on welfare cards http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-seeks-put-photo-welfare-cards <p>The Missouri House has passed a bill that would require the state to seek a federal waiver to put photo IDs on electronic benefits cards. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:36:24 +0000 Associated Press 32591 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill seeks to put photo on welfare cards Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-bill-bars-copying-death-scene-photos <p>The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:49:23 +0000 Associated Press 32592 at http://kbia.org Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list http://kbia.org/post/atf-says-it-never-sought-mo-concealed-guns-list <p>The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:39:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32224 at http://kbia.org ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list Mo. House OKs measure targeting UN agreement http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-oks-measure-targeting-un-agreement <p>The Missouri House has approved legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies outlined in a 1992 United Nations document that could affect private property rights. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:11:01 +0000 Associated Press 31830 at http://kbia.org Mo. House OKs measure targeting UN agreement Mo. House panel endorses ending renter tax credit http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-endorses-ending-renter-tax-credit <p>The Missouri House Budget Committee has advanced legislation to abolish a tax credit of up to $750 a year for low-income seniors and disabled people who live in rental housing. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:44:50 +0000 Associated Press 31814 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel endorses ending renter tax credit Republicans choose Dempsey as Mo. Senate president http://kbia.org/post/republicans-choose-dempsey-mo-senate-president <p>The Missouri Senate will be led by new people when it convenes for the 2013 session. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:27:55 +0000 The Associated Press 24252 at http://kbia.org Republicans choose Dempsey as Mo. Senate president Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate http://kbia.org/post/senate-candidates-face-last-scheduled-debate <p>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger Todd Akin face off tonight in their last scheduled Senatorial debate.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:36:27 +0000 Maddie Heidenreich 23064 at http://kbia.org Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate Akin lets Mo. Senate withdrawal deadline pass http://kbia.org/post/akin-lets-mo-senate-withdrawal-deadline-pass <p>The initial deadline for Republican Rep. Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, with no signs that he plans to give up. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:26:50 +0000 Associated Press 19800 at http://kbia.org Akin lets Mo. Senate withdrawal deadline pass Rep. Akin discusses U.S. Senate campaign ahead of primary http://kbia.org/post/rep-akin-discusses-us-senate-campaign-ahead-primary <p>Republican congressman Todd Akin stopped off in Columbia Thursday in one of his last campaign rallies ahead of Tuesday&#39;s primary election that pits Akin against two other high-profile&nbsp;GOP candidates vying to challenge U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in November. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:33:02 +0000 Kristofor Husted 18640 at http://kbia.org Rep. Akin discusses U.S. Senate campaign ahead of primary Newscast for May 31, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-31-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Thu, 31 May 2012 14:12:50 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 15067 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 31, 2012 Mo. House approves bill granting it control over Capitol area http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-approves-bill-granting-it-control-over-capitol-area <p>The Missouri House has voted to give lawmakers authority over space in the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians after controversy over the induction of radio host Rush Limbaugh. Thu, 10 May 2012 13:31:29 +0000 Associated Press 13896 at http://kbia.org Mo. House approves bill granting it control over Capitol area Newscast for May 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-10-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Thu, 10 May 2012 13:27:02 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13895 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate approves amendment to appellate judge selection process http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-approves-amendment-appellate-judge-selection-process <p>The Missouri Senate has approved a proposed constitutional amendment revising the selection process for appellate judges. Wed, 02 May 2012 14:06:39 +0000 Associated Press 13406 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators continue budget negotiations http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-continue-budget-negotiations <p>The Missouri Senate took the next step Tuesday toward beginning final negotiations with the House on next year&rsquo;s state budget.&nbsp; Senate members struggled with whether to bind themselves to various positions they support. Wed, 02 May 2012 13:58:59 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 13404 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators continue budget negotiations Newscast for March 5, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-5-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:</p><ul><li>A shooting in Columbia&nbsp;during the weekend leaves one man dead.</li><li>A Missouri state senator proposes legislation&nbsp;protecting the elderly from&nbsp;financial exploitation.</li><li>Marching Mizzou&nbsp;to go to&nbsp;Ireland for St. Patrick&#39;s Day.</li></ul> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:01:02 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9969 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 5, 2012 Newscast for February 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-28-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>State senators face uncertain future after Mo. Supreme Court tosses redrawn district lines.</li><li>The Missouri Supreme Court hears testimony over a redistricting of House seats.</li><li>An Oscar-winning film and its directors are coming to Columbia.</li></ul> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:56:44 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9616 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 28, 2012 Mo. senators face uncertain filing date http://kbia.org/post/mo-senators-face-uncertain-filing-date <p>The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the Senate redistricting map, leaving Senators questioning whether to file early or not. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:20:17 +0000 9614 at http://kbia.org Mo. senators face uncertain filing date Newscast for February 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-27-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:59:02 +0000 Zheng Hwuang Chia 9587 at http://kbia.org Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord http://kbia.org/post/commission-redrawing-state-senate-districts-reaches-accord <p>A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri&rsquo;s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:57:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9327 at http://kbia.org Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord Newscast for February 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-21-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</p><ul><li>The UM Curators approve tuition increases.</li><li>Missouri legislators push law making English the only language on driver&#39;s license tests.</li><li>A law in the general assembly punishing unruly behavior at religious centers.</li></ul> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:10:18 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9190 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 21, 2012 Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination reform bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-workplace-discrimination-reform-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would redefine what constitutes discrimination in the workplace. The vote was a mere formality following last week&rsquo;s battle to kill the bill. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:08:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8497 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes workplace discrimination reform bill Newscast for February 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-9-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Alyssa Bustamante sentenced to life in prison</li><li>A workplace discrimination reform bill passes the Missouri Senate</li><li>Gov. Jay Nixon on his recent decrease in cuts to higher education Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:02:35 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8496 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 9, 2012 Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson http://kbia.org/post/republican-senate-hopefuls-square-branson <p>Two of Missouri's three Republican senatorial candidates are expected to meet in a debate in Branson.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman both have committed to participate in Monday night's debate. The third candidate — St. Louis businessman John Brunner — is not planning to attend.</p><p>All three Republicans are seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November elections.</p><p>Monday's debate is to be held at the Branson High School Auditorium, which has room for several hundred people.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:27:04 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7953 at http://kbia.org Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson