Missouri Senate http://kbia.org en Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-endorses-penny-transportation-tax <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:20:13 +0000 Associated Press 51541 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-confirms-social-services-director <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services to be the agency's new director.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:08:45 +0000 Associated Press 51499 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-pass-e-cigarette-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:00:42 +0000 Associated Press 51498 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-sets-aside-debate-ethics-legislation <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Senate has temporarily set aside debate on ethics legislation that would curb lobbying.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:26:09 +0000 Associated Press 51350 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate sets aside debate on ethics legislation Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes http://kbia.org/post/criminal-code-bill-boosts-penalty-child-crimes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legislation to reorganize Missouri's criminal laws also would give longer prison stints to people who sexually abuse or abandon children.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:37:54 +0000 Associated Press 51194 at http://kbia.org Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-panel-considers-gay-discrimination-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers are hearing the pros and cons of whether it makes good business sense to grant discrimination protections based on sexual orientation.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:26:29 +0000 Associated Press 51089 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate panel considers gay discrimination bill Missouri Senate endorses criminal code overhaul http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-endorses-criminal-code-overhaul <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to legislation that would overhaul the state's criminal laws and create new punishment ranges for felonies and misdemeanors.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:48:50 +0000 Associated Press 50942 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate endorses criminal code overhaul Missouri House approves limit on union fee collections http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-limit-union-fee-collections <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require public employees to give annual written authorization for unions to spend money automatically deducted from a person's paycheck.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:51:59 +0000 Associated Press 50748 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves limit on union fee collections Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-600-million-bonding-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:23:10 +0000 Associated Press 50745 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan Missouri senator sets aside domestic violence bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senator-sets-aside-domestic-violence-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Democratic senator has set aside a bill guaranteeing time off work for&nbsp;<font color="red">domestic</font>&nbsp;violence victims after Republicans removed a section they said could have led to lawsuits against businesses.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:47:49 +0000 Associated Press 50637 at http://kbia.org Missouri senator sets aside domestic violence bill Missouri Senate seeks tax break for exercise http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-seeks-tax-break-exercise <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;senators have endorsed legislation intended to restore a tax exemption for&nbsp;<font color="red">exercise</font>.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:40:18 +0000 Associated Press 50636 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate seeks tax break for exercise New estimate puts Missouri tax cut bill at $620M http://kbia.org/post/new-estimate-puts-missouri-tax-cut-bill-620m <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new estimate puts the eventual cost of a&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate&nbsp;<font color="red">income</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">tax</font>&nbsp;cut plan at more than $620 million annually.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30:47 +0000 Associated Press 50496 at http://kbia.org New estimate puts Missouri tax cut bill at $620M Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-could-resume-debate-criminal-code <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate leaders say the chamber could continue debate this week on a proposed overhaul of the state's&nbsp;<font color="red">criminal</font>&nbsp;laws despite Gov. Jay Nixon's reservations.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:27:50 +0000 Associated Press 50495 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate could resume debate on criminal code Mo. Senate passes voting, traffic bills http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-voting-traffic-bills <p>The Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday that would impose tougher penalties on drivers who run stop signs, if they cause crashes resulting in injury or death.</p><p>The legislation would increase fines and require the suspension of driver's licenses in certain cases of failing to yield the right of way. The bill would set a minimum fine of $500 and raise the maximum to $1,000 instead of the current $200 for violations resulting in injuries. For serious injuries, there would be a new minimum fine of $1,000, and the maximum would rise to $3,000 from the current $500.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 50389 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes voting, traffic bills Mo. Senate considers tax cut http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-considers-tax-cut <p>A proposed tax cut is once again moving forward in the Missouri Senate after it was rewritten yet again. The bill had stalled after its sponsor, Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit, offered a substitute that conformed to conditions that Democratic Governor Jay Nixon said were necessary for him to sign it.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:49:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50387 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate considers tax cut