maria chappelle-nadal http://kbia.org en Why some of Missouri's black politicians are reacting to Nixon's handling of student-transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/why-some-missouris-black-politicians-are-reacting-nixons-handling-student-transfer-bill <p>A long-simmering feud between Gov. Jay Nixon and some black politicians, going back to his days as Missouri’s attorney general, flared up again in Jefferson City this week, fanned by the debate over school transfer legislation.</p><p>But not all African-American officials are taking sides against the governor. Some, especially in the state House, are urging Nixon to veto the student transfer bill, because they consider its changes in the transfer law harmful to black students.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:03:39 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Dale Singer & St. Louis Beacon 53040 at http://kbia.org Why some of Missouri's black politicians are reacting to Nixon's handling of student-transfer bill Chappelle-Nadal Calls For Nicastro's Resignation http://kbia.org/post/chappelle-nadal-calls-nicastros-resignation <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2014/01/Chappelle-Nadal-011414-FullAudio_(2).mp3" class="asset-audio">Reading of remonstrance on Senate floor, and statement from Sen. Chappelle-Nadal</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri State senator has filed a remonstrance that calls for the immediate resignation of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Chris </span>Nicastro.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A remonstrance is a formal statement of protest but one with no force of authority or punitive actions. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:40:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 46668 at http://kbia.org Chappelle-Nadal Calls For Nicastro's Resignation Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill http://kbia.org/post/locations-accepting-ebt-cards-would-be-strictly-limited-under-mo-senate-bill Legislation is moving through the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem08.htm">State Senator Will Kraus</a> (R, Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring&#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17663428">Senate Bill 251</a>.&#160; He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.<p>“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting (it)&#160;into state statute," Kraus said.&#160; "But we’re also adding a few places that we think these cards shouldn’t be used at: &#160;amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, (or)&#160;to purchase alcohol, tobacco (or) lottery tickets.” Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:29:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29873 at http://kbia.org Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill Mo. Senate stalls on gubernatorial election change http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-stalls-gubernatorial-election-change <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Some senators are balking at a proposal to make Missouri&#39;s gubernatorial elections more like presidential ones.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:20:53 +0000 Associated Press 12253 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate stalls on gubernatorial election change 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 Senate Democrats end filibuster http://kbia.org/post/senate-democrats-end-filibuster <p>Senate Democrats have ended their filibuster of a workplace discrimination bill, after an agreement was reached with the bill’s sponsor.&nbsp; But that doesn’t mean they won’t try blocking the bill again.</p><p>Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal agreed to end the filibuster after the bill’s sponsor, GOP Senator Brad Lager, allowed her to add an amendment – that amendment would guarantee the right to a jury trial in all workplace discrimination cases.&nbsp; She says, though, that the bill’s definition of what constitutes workplace discrimination is still flawed.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:11:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8072 at http://kbia.org Senate Democrats end filibuster Newscast for February 1, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-1-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Filibuster continues second week</li><li>The Heart of Missouri United Way adopts a new funding strategy</li><li>Missouri Republican Senate candidates struggle to match Claire McCaskill's fundraising total Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:56:00 +0000 Nick Gass 8069 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 1, 2012