missouri state legislature http://kbia.org en State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation http://kbia.org/post/state-organization-creates-lottery-reward-legislators-supporting-veto-tax-legislation <p></p><p>Progress Missouri is seeking to reward Missouri state representatives who decide to support Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an expensive tax bill.</p><p>Critics of the legislation say the tax bill would reduce general revenue in the state, and cut funds from schools and communities, while increasing taxes on prescription drugs.</p><p>State representatives who vote to override the veto will be entered in Progress Missouri’s lottery. One representative’s name will be drawn, and an aerial banner will be flown over a high school or college football game in his or her home district.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:31:01 +0000 Morgan Uber 36364 at http://kbia.org State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up http://kbia.org/post/gop-supermajority-missouri-house-inches The Republican supermajority in the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County&#160;to&#160;the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.&#160; Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110"> Speaker Tim Jones </a>described as a hotly-contested race.<p>“Many of the topics and issues that we’ve been discussing throughout the first part of this session were debated in that race," Jones told reporters a Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:04:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31552 at http://kbia.org GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill http://kbia.org/post/gm-fish-and-meat-would-be-labeled-under-proposed-senate-bill <p></p><p>All genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri would have to be labeled as such, under legislation filed in the State Senate.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:14:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27614 at http://kbia.org GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill Closing the 'gun show loophole': Mo. legislators put guns on the agenda http://kbia.org/post/closing-gun-show-loophole-mo-legislators-put-guns-agenda <p>In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Missouri lawmakers will have competing gun proposals when they convene next month for the 2013 regular session.&nbsp; They include one that would require background checks for anyone who buys a firearm at gun shows.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:12:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26530 at http://kbia.org Closing the 'gun show loophole': Mo. legislators put guns on the agenda Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid http://kbia.org/post/medical-debt-cited-chief-cause-bankruptcy-advocates-urge-legislators-expand-medicaid <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">People and groups who work with Medicaid clients are urging Missouri lawmakers to expand coverage in next year’s state budget.</span></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:50:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25467 at http://kbia.org Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid Legislation addresses impact of foreclosure on neighbors http://kbia.org/post/legislation-addresses-impact-foreclosure-neighbors <p>County assessors would have to consider the impact of foreclosures and bank sales on the real estate market when they set the value of a property, under legislation that has passed the Missouri Senate. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 12733 at http://kbia.org Legislation addresses impact of foreclosure on neighbors