representative stacey newman http://kbia.org en Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-bill-gets-first-round-approval-house <P>The <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.</P> <P>If passed, <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 110</A> would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election.&#160; <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</A> (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A>. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:09:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27680 at http://kbia.org Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House 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