jolie justus http://kbia.org en In Missouri Senate, Justus Went From Partisan To Pragmatist http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-justus-went-partisan-pragmatist The Missouri Senate had seven new members after the smoke cleared from the 2006 election cycle. Only two served for the maximum time allowed under term limits – Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and state Sen. Brad Lager, R-Savannah.<p>The two lawmakers are at the opposite ends of the political spectrum. Justus entered the General Assembly as a combative fighter who fought tooth-and-nail against the Republican majority. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:07:05 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 53717 at http://kbia.org In Missouri Senate, Justus Went From Partisan To Pragmatist Missouri's 72-hour abortion wait time bill likely to pass this session http://kbia.org/post/missouris-72-hour-abortion-wait-time-bill-likely-pass-session <p></p><p></p><p>The issue of abortion in Missouri seems like old news. But it's an issue that remains very much at the forefront of Missouri politics this year. &nbsp;In this year's legislative session, there are over thirty pieces of legislation touching the issue.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:15:36 +0000 Meredith Turk 52210 at http://kbia.org Missouri's 72-hour abortion wait time bill likely to pass this session Prosecutors say it's time to revamp criminal code http://kbia.org/post/prosecutors-say-its-time-revamp-criminal-code <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri prosecutors and victim advocacy groups are urging the Legislature to pass an overhaul of the state's criminal laws.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:19:56 +0000 Associated Press 49097 at http://kbia.org Prosecutors say it's time to revamp criminal code It May Be Too Late To Revise Mo. Criminal Code This Year http://kbia.org/post/it-may-be-too-late-revise-mo-criminal-code-year <P>Nearly a full month of hearings wrapped up Monday into a <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A> bill that would revise the state’s criminal code, but it may already be too late to get the bill to the Governor’s desk this year.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17835524">Senate Bill&#160;253</A> is over a thousand pages long -- 1,071 to be exact.&#160; Legislators may not have enough time to read it, let alone pass it, before the regular session ends next month.&#160;&#160;The bill&#160;would create new classes of felo Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:36:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31711 at http://kbia.org It May Be Too Late To Revise Mo. Criminal Code This Year Lower state income tax debated http://kbia.org/post/lower-state-income-tax-debated <p>The Missouri Senate granted preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would decrease the state income tax by 0.75 percent. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:23:07 +0000 Laishi Zhou 30086 at http://kbia.org Lower state income tax debated Angel Investment Tax Credit Measure Being Considered By Mo. Senate Committee http://kbia.org/post/angel-investment-tax-credit-measure-being-considered-mo-senate-committee <P>Supporters of creating a so-called “Angel Investment” tax credit in Missouri testified in favor of legislation Wednesday before a <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</A> committee.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17050456">Senate Bill 91</A>&#160;would provide incentives to wealthy investors, dubbed “Angels,” who are looking for start-up opportunities, preferably in high-tech and Internet-based businesses.&#160; <A href="http://www.kcmayor.org/">Kansas City Mayor Sly James</A>&#160;was one of several witnesses hoping to persuade committee members to approve the bill. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:21:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29629 at http://kbia.org Angel Investment Tax Credit Measure Being Considered By Mo. Senate Committee