missouri house of representative http://kbia.org en Missouri House endorses early voting measures http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-early-voting-measures <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Missouri House has endorsed a pair of early voting measures, though some Democrats contend they could create confusion for a proposed initiative petition that seeks to go further in allowing advanced voting.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:31 +0000 Associated Press 51450 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses early voting measures Mo. lawmakers pass changes to workers' comp claims http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-changes-workers-comp-claims <p>Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation replenishing an insolvent state fund for disabled workers and changing the way people get compensation for job-related illnesses.</p><p>The bill sent to the governor Thursday marks a compromise among some business groups and attorneys who represent injured workers.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:55:42 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33882 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass changes to workers' comp claims Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-lets-foster-care-kids-re-enter-system <p>Children leaving Missouri's foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:25:58 +0000 Associated Press 33665 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill lets foster care kids re-enter system Proposed Mo. bill to have employers check employees' legal status http://kbia.org/post/proposed-mo-bill-have-employers-check-employees-legal-status <p>The Missouri House has approved legislation requiring employers to use a federal system for checking potential employees' legal resident status.</p><p>Missouri already requires public and private employers that receive loans, contracts or grants from the state to participate in a federal work authorization program. The bill would extend the requirement to all Missouri employers.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:20:30 +0000 Person: Associated Press 32661 at http://kbia.org Proposed Mo. bill to have employers check employees' legal status Mo. House committee hears testimony on state welfare contract http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-testimony-state-welfare-contract <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">A Missouri House committee heard testimony Monday on efforts to shift state welfare recipients onto federal disability.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Department of Social Services (DSS)</A>&#160;has hired Boston-based <A href="http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/">Public Consulting Group </A>to switch clients from the state-run <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/tempa.htm">Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program </A>to federal disability payments, which don’t require recipi Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:03:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32492 at http://kbia.org Mo. House committee hears testimony on state welfare contract 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 State budget scheduled for debate today in Mo. House http://kbia.org/post/state-budget-scheduled-debate-today-mo-house <p></p><p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> will begin debate Tuesday on the 13 bills that make up next year’s state budget.</p><p>The three bills that encompass the state’s Medicaid program don’t include <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon’s</a> (D)&nbsp;proposed expansion, although House Democrats may try to offer amendments to change that.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&amp;district=090">Budget chairman Rick Stream</a> (R, Kirkwood) says the state should have more of a say in how Medicaid dollars are handled.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:07:33 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30986 at http://kbia.org State budget scheduled for debate today in Mo. House Dept. of Revenue promises it is not sending citizens personal documents to the federal government http://kbia.org/post/dept-revenue-promises-it-not-sending-citizens-personal-documents-federal-government <p>State Department of Revenue leaders told a Missouri House committee today that they are NOT sending copies of documents from Missouri citizens to the federal government.&nbsp;</p><p>Director Brian Long and Deputy Director John Mollenkamp say they now require documents from state residents, including conceal-carry endorsements, to be scanned into a computer system as part of an effort to cut down on fraud.&nbsp; Republican House Member Todd Richardson says, though, he’s still skeptical about the agency’s intentions</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:44:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30243 at http://kbia.org Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities http://kbia.org/post/funding-draft-recommendations-released-missouri-colleges-and-universities <p>A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year.&nbsp; A first draft of recommendations was released today, and it includes basing 10 percent of an institution’s state funding on performance standards such as graduation rates.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:11:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25710 at http://kbia.org Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities State House proposal would ban 'Black Friday Eve' http://kbia.org/post/state-house-proposal-would-ban-black-friday-eve <p>A proposal in the Missouri House would make it illegal for retail stores to open for business on Thanksgiving Day.&nbsp; It’s one of several bills pre-filed Monday by state legislators ahead of next year’s regular legislative session.&nbsp; The proposal is sponsored by Democrat Jeff Roorda of Jefferson County.&nbsp; He says it’s in response to the ongoing push by retailers to open for business on nationally-recognized holidays: “It’s Thanksgiving Day, it’s not Black Friday’s Eve…it’s just silly what these retailers are doing to the families of folks that work for them…(it’s) supposed to be Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:27:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25406 at http://kbia.org State House proposal would ban 'Black Friday Eve' Rowden gets nod from Republicans in 44th District http://kbia.org/post/rowden-gets-nod-republicans-44th-district <p>A 29-year-old newcomer to politics is the Republican nominee for the newly-drawn 44<sup>th</sup> State House District. Caleb Rowden got 41 percent of the vote in the 4-way race for the seat, which will represent Columbia&rsquo;s third ward and most of Northeast Boone County. Rowden says economic development would be one of his main concerns as a legislator. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:19:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 18950 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Gov. Nixon signs and cuts budget</li><li>Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race</li><li>Two Southern Boone County school leaders resign following scathing letter Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:42:45 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 16389 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 22, 2012 Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmaker-wyatt-says-he-gay-denounces-school-bill <em>Will be updated.</em><p><em>Updated at 11:59 a.m. with information that Wyatt is the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.</em><p>A Republican Missouri House member&nbsp;has announced publicly that he is gay and called upon GOP leaders&nbsp;to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual&nbsp;orientation in public schools.<p>Rep. Zachary Wyatt held a Capitol news conference Wednesday at&nbsp;which he said he was disclosing his sexual orientation for the&nbsp;first time. Wed, 02 May 2012 17:25:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 13442 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill