house of representatives http://kbia.org en Mo. House interim committee to examine education http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-interim-committee-examine-education <div>Missouri's education system will be the focus of a newly formed state House committee that will consider ways to improve outcomes and better prepare students for college and adulthood.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The House Interim Committee on Education has scheduled its first meeting for next Thursday at the state Capitol. The panel will examine education issues during the summer and fall before lawmakers return in January for their next legislative session. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:10:27 +0000 Associated Press 36633 at http://kbia.org Mo. House interim committee to examine education Republican leaders set out key issues at Boone County Lincoln Days Banquet http://kbia.org/post/republican-leaders-set-out-key-issues-boone-county-lincoln-days-banquet <p>U.S Senator Roy Blunt said as long as there is Republican House of Representatives there will be no more tax increases passed by Congress. The Senator from Missouri said spending caps will help ease the federal budget in the next 10 years.</p><p>Blunt made the remarks in Columbia Friday, at the annual Boone County Lincoln Days Banquet, where Blunt and Missourian Republican leaders set out some of the issues that might be key to their 2014 election campaigns.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:44:20 +0000 Maoling Xiong 31649 at http://kbia.org Republican leaders set out key issues at Boone County Lincoln Days Banquet House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies http://kbia.org/post/house-reprentative-pushes-new-school-bullying-policies <p>A Missouri House Representative is pushing for new school bullying policies. Representative Sue Allen’s House Bill 134 was heard at a public hearing this morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:44:12 +0000 Tyler Greever 28531 at http://kbia.org House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-candidates-prepare-primary-elections <p>Primary candidates vying for a house seat in Columbia&rsquo;s 44<sup>th</sup> and 47<sup>th</sup> districts are getting ready for primary elections now just a week away. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:11:48 +0000 Jonathan Ingram 18489 at http://kbia.org Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections Missouri Legislature officially ends its 2012 session http://kbia.org/post/missouri-legislature-officially-ends-its-2012-session <p>Missouri&#39;s annual legislative session has officially come to a close.</p><p>Lawmakers stopped debating and passing legislation on May 18 in compliance with a constitutional deadline.</p><p>But the session officially ended Wednesday, when leaders of the House and Senate signed the bills that passed, delivered them to the governor and banged the gavel for the final time.</p><p>A total of 114 bills and proposed constitutional amendments passed the Legislature during its 2012 session.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has 45 days to sign or veto legislation.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 21:40:15 +0000 Associated Press 15028 at http://kbia.org Missouri Legislature officially ends its 2012 session House and Senate budget negotiators debating how to fund veterans' homes http://kbia.org/post/house-and-senate-budget-negotiators-debating-how-fund-veterans-homes <p>House and Senate budget negotiators remain at an impasse on what&rsquo;s become the main barrier to reaching an agreement: finding a way to fund veterans&rsquo; homes.</p><p>The House this week passed legislation that would fund veterans homes with gaming revenues currently designated for early childhood programs, and replace it with money from a tobacco settlement.&nbsp; The Senate has so far refused to take up the measure.&nbsp; House Budget Chair Ryan Silvey accuses Senate President Pro-tem Rob Mayer of playing games:</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 22:11:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13603 at http://kbia.org House and Senate budget negotiators debating how to fund veterans' homes Missouri senator tries to block prescription database http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senator-tries-block-prescription-database <p>A Missouri senator who is a family physician says he&#39;ll try to block legislation authorizing a government database to track drug prescriptions unless it is put to a statewide vote.</p><p>Republican Sen. Rob Schaaf, of St. Joseph, Mo., began Thursday&#39;s debate on the prescription monitoring legislation by vowing to filibuster until he gets his way about a referendum.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 21:23:50 +0000 Associated Press 13517 at http://kbia.org Missouri senator tries to block prescription database Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri house http://kbia.org/post/missouri-us-senator-roy-blunt-addresses-missouri-house <p>Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt briefly addressed the Missouri House Thursday. Thu, 03 May 2012 21:19:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13516 at http://kbia.org Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri house Mo. House approves new voter ID bill language http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-approves-new-voter-id-bill-language <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8.5pt; background-color: white; line-height: 11.25pt; ">Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:59:17 +0000 Associated Press 12308 at http://kbia.org Missouri House grants school district the choice to advertise on school buses http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-grants-school-district-choice-advertise-school-buses <p>The Missouri House of Representatives passed a new bill today (Thursday) granting school districts the choice to put advertisements inside and outside their school buses.&nbsp; House Bill 1273 would help&nbsp;generate revenue for schools that allow advertising on their buses.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:18:36 +0000 Lucas Geisler 11910 at http://kbia.org Missouri House grants school district the choice to advertise on school buses State high court hears testimony against new House map http://kbia.org/post/state-high-court-hears-testimony-against-new-house-map <p>The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the new State House redistricting map.&nbsp; Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:27:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9615 at http://kbia.org State high court hears testimony against new House map