paul levota http://kbia.org en Legislature to consider school transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/legislature-consider-school-transfer-bill <p>A proposal to circumvent thousands of potential student transfers in the Kansas City area will be considered by the state legislature next year.</p><p>If passed, the proposal would allow local school districts to set class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios, and once reached, those districts could not be forced to accept transfer students from unaccredited school districts. The bill has been pre-filed by Democratic Senator Paul LeVota of Independence.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:14:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45142 at http://kbia.org Legislature to consider school transfer bill 2 Mo. lawmakers call for education official to resign http://kbia.org/post/2-mo-lawmakers-call-education-official-resign <p>Two Missouri Democratic lawmakers are calling for state Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro to step down, saying she has demonstrated a tendency "to abuse power."</p><p>Sen. Paul LeVota, of Independence, and House member Genise Montecillo, of St. Louis, said in a statement Tuesday the most recent example arose in recently disclosed emails from the education department dealing with a ballot measure to end teacher tenure and require that student performance guide employment decisions. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:43:14 +0000 Associated Press 44398 at http://kbia.org 2 Mo. lawmakers call for education official to resign Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-pass-farm-constitutional-amendment <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> have passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee farmers and ranchers the right to farm and ranch using "modern methods." Tue, 14 May 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33731 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers pass farm constitutional amendment 'Paycheck Protection' bill remains stalled in Mo. Senate http://kbia.org/post/paycheck-protection-bill-remains-stalled-mo-senate The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> spent a few hours Wednesday debating legislation that would bar labor unions for public workers from withholding money from public employees’ paychecks.<p>The so-called <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=16944749">"Paycheck Protection" bill</a> would also require consent from public employees before labor unions can use fees and dues for political purposes.&#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem11.htm">&#160;State Senator Paul LeVota </a>(D, Independence) says the bill should be called “paycheck deception." Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:21:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29630 at http://kbia.org 'Paycheck Protection' bill remains stalled in Mo. Senate