mosira http://kbia.org en MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court http://kbia.org/post/mosira-law-argued-missouri-supreme-court <P>A life sciences jobs bill signed into law&#160;last year but&#160;blocked this year was heard today by the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&#38;BillID=4696927">The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA,</A> would use a funding mechanism to draw more high-tech jobs to Missouri.&#160; Known then as Senate Bill 7, it included language tying its passage to that of <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&#38;BillID=4696928">a tax credit bill (Senate Bill 8), </A>which did not pass during the<A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/special.htm"> 2011 special legislative session</A>.&#160; <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&#160;Nixon</A> (D)&#160;signed the MOSIRA bill, anyway, but Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green (R)&#160;ruled it unconstitutional in February&#160;because of the language tying it to&#160;the dead bill.&#160;&#160;Solicitor General&#160;Jim Layton argued for the state before the High Court, saying that the MOSIRA bill&#160;can be legally severed from the other bill. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:30:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 21459 at http://kbia.org MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court Cole Co. Judge declares MOSIRA unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/cole-co-judge-declares-mosira-unconstitutional <p>The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, has been ruled unconstitutional by a Cole County judge. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:58:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9252 at http://kbia.org Cole Co. Judge declares MOSIRA unconstitutional Newscast for February 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional</li><li>A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers</li><li>Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul</li></ul> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:50:31 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 9250 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 22, 2012 Nixon Praises Bill Helping Growth in Science and Tech Industries http://kbia.org/post/nixon-praises-bill-helping-growth-science-and-tech-industries <p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:14:43 +0000 3319 at http://kbia.org