missouri legislature http://kbia.org en Missouri House endorses Bright Flight expansion http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-bright-flight-expansion <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that could offer additional financial assistance to persuade more top students to stay in the state after graduation day.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:25:37 +0000 The Associated Press 51390 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses Bright Flight expansion House endorses transportation tax vote http://kbia.org/post/house-endorses-transportation-tax-vote-0 <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a temporary one- Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:05:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51001 at http://kbia.org House endorses transportation tax vote Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-committee-begins-reviewing-state-budget-passed-house <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:09:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50945 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Committee Begins Reviewing State Budget Passed By House Missouri Senate passes tax cut bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-tax-cut-bill-0 <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The Missouri Senate has finally passed a tax cut bill, after different versions were blocked by Republicans who opposed a compromise between the fellow GOP sponsor and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.&nbsp; The bill now on its way to the Missouri House would cut the individual income tax rate from 6 percent to 5-and-a-half percent and phase in a 25 percent deduction on business income.&nbsp; The changes would not take effect until 2017.&nbsp; The measure is sponsored by Republican Senator Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:15:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50610 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes tax cut bill Missouri House removes portion of gun bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-removes-portion-gun-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri House has already endorsed legislation that would nullify some federal gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.</p><p>But today, the Republican-led chamber voted to remove a portion of the bill that could have sent law enforcement officers to jail for knowingly enforcing such laws.</p><p>Under previous versions of the measure, federal agents could have faced up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. The House bill would only allow people to sue law enforcement for enforcing certain federal laws.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:11:48 +0000 The Associated Press 50607 at http://kbia.org Missouri House removes portion of gun bill Mo. House passes state budget, headed to Senate http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-state-budget-headed-senate <p></p><p>The Missouri House has passed a $26.6 billion state budget that ties the amount of an increase in funding for public schools to increases in state revenue. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:06:25 +0000 Associated Press 50368 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes state budget, headed to Senate Voting machines, tax credits on legislative agendas http://kbia.org/post/voting-machines-tax-credits-legislative-agendas <p>The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation that would require local elections authorities to phase out the use of some electronic voting machines. Under the bill, voters could only use electronic machines that produce a paper trail of marked votes. All other types of electronic voting machines currently in use for elections could still be used, but could not be replaced once they malfunction.</p><p>The legislation given first-round approval Monday also declares the paper ballot as the official ballot of Missouri elections. It needs one more Senate vote before moving to the House.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:23:35 +0000 Associated Press 50179 at http://kbia.org Voting machines, tax credits on legislative agendas Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-right-work-and-missouri-blue-laws <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:38:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 49834 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Right to Work and Missouri blue laws “Right to Work” bill trying to gain steam in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/right-work-bill-trying-gain-steam-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Across the nation, “right to work” bills have received a lot of attention. Twenty four states have adopted this legislation, most recently Indiana and Michigan. “Right to work” prohibits labor contracts from requiring all workers to pay union fees, regardless of whether they are union members.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:20:11 +0000 Tony Nochim 49832 at http://kbia.org “Right to Work” bill trying to gain steam in Missouri Lack of action leads to loss of Mo. tobacco money http://kbia.org/post/lack-action-leads-loss-mo-tobacco-money <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri had expected to receive about $130 million this April under an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:08:08 +0000 Associated Press 49730 at http://kbia.org Lack of action leads to loss of Mo. tobacco money Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-spend-week-spring-break <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:57:33 +0000 Associated Press 49727 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers spend week on spring break Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-tout-accomplishments-talk-whats-next-spring-break-begins The first half of Missouri's 2014 legislative session is over, and lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2014&district=110">House Speaker Tim Jones</a>, R-Eureka, touted the passage of several of his priorities, including photo voter ID legislation, conscientious objections to certain medical procedures, and ending the economic border war between Missouri and Kansas.&#160; Jones told reporters Thursday he wants to push several issues when they return in a week and a half, including right Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:07:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49614 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Tout Accomplishments, Talk On What's Next, As Spring Break Begins Committee cuts emergency funding for Normandy schools http://kbia.org/post/committee-cuts-emergency-funding-normandy-schools <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">A Missouri Senate committee has slashed the amount of money that’s to be used to keep Normandy schools open the rest of the school year.&nbsp; </span></font></span></font></div><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;">&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:57:47 +0000 The Associated Press 49451 at http://kbia.org Committee cuts emergency funding for Normandy schools Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-first-ward-candidates-and-missouris-possible-official-greeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>This week on Talking Politics, there are three candidates running for the First Ward Columbia City Council seat. Bill Easley, Ginny Chadwick and Tyree Byndom&nbsp;will be on the April 8 ballot.</p><p>Also on the show, a freshman state representative from St. Louis County wants to make the high five the official greeting of Missouri.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:45:23 +0000 Kate Grumke 49443 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: First Ward Candidates and Missouri's Possible Official Greeting Bill would limit drone use in the state http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-limit-drone-use-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Missouri residents and government agencies could not use drones to conduct surveillance without a warrant under legislation advanced by the state House.</p><p>The measure would also prevent journalists and other organizations from using drones to observe private property without an owner's consent. State universities could still use unmanned aircraft to conduct educational research.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:44:56 +0000 The Associated Press 49442 at http://kbia.org Bill would limit drone use in the state