joe keaveny http://kbia.org en Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-again-seeking-higher-seat-belt-fines <p>A St. Louis senator is making a fourth attempt at raising fines for seat belt violations.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny wants to increase the fine from $10 to $50 for people caught not wearing seat belts in vehicles. His bill was to be heard Wednesday by a Senate committee, marking the fourth consecutive year that he has presented it.</p><p>The percentage of people using seat belts in Missouri lags behind the national average. Keaveny hopes a higher fine would encourage more people to buckle up.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 28812 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator again seeking higher seat belt fines Mo. Senate votes down health insurance exchange http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-votes-down-health-insurance-exchange <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has rejected an attempt to set up a state-run health insurance exchange.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The exchanges are part of the federal health care law approved in 2009. States are required to create exchanges by 2014 so that individuals and small business can compare health insurance plans.</p><p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:46:39 +0000 Associated Press 10897 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate votes down health insurance exchange Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty http://kbia.org/post/bill-calls-review-comparative-cost-death-penalty <p>Democrat State Senator Joe Keaveny introduced Senate Bill 786 Monday, which would require state auditors to compare the cost of the death penalty with other sentences. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:24:10 +0000 8804 at http://kbia.org Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty