state legislature http://kbia.org en Missouri House passes supplemental budget http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-passes-supplemental-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri House has passed a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year.&nbsp; It includes five million dollars for the unaccredited Normandy School District in St. Louis County, which would go broke before the end of the current school year without the money. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:19:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 49196 at http://kbia.org Missouri House passes supplemental budget Crowell shuts down Missouri Senate http://kbia.org/post/crowell-shuts-down-missouri-senate <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/index.htm">Missouri Senate</a> has been shut down by one Senator over which version of legislation for veterans&rsquo; homes will be adopted.</font></font><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem27.htm">Jason Crowell </a>(R, Cape Girardeau)&nbsp;and several allies tied up the Senate for nearly 12 hours&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;night&nbsp;and are provoking a showdown with Senate leaders.&nbsp;&nbsp;In addition to&nbsp;using a filibuster to block&nbsp;the veterans&rsquo; homes bill, Crowell is using several motions to block&nbsp;all bills from being debated.</font></font><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">&ldquo;We have some issues that need to be resolved in the Senate before we move forward, and they&rsquo;re gonna be resolved one way or the other," Crowell&nbsp;said.&nbsp; "I will continue to make this series of motions on anything else that we do.&rdquo; Tue, 08 May 2012 16:09:21 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13758 at http://kbia.org Crowell shuts down Missouri Senate Newscast for March 9, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-9-2012 <p>This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A look back as state legislators take their spring break</li><li>Governor Nixon sends off a troop from the Missouri National Guard</li><li>Branson city officials assess the damage after February&#39;s tornado</li><li>Columbia officials revise their Enhanced Enterprise Zone plans</li><li>Columbia residents to vote on funding for Columbia Public Schools Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:46:06 +0000 Brian Pepoon 10296 at http://kbia.org State Senate proposes constitutional amendment to grow conservation commission http://kbia.org/post/state-senate-proposes-constitutional-amendment-grow-conservation-commission <p>Missouri senators are proposing a state constitutional amendment that would double the size of the Conservation Commission and make it geographically diverse.</p><p><o:p></o:p></p><p>The commission oversees the Department of Conservation which is currently made up of four members, with no more than two from the same political party. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.<o:p></o:p></p><p>The proposed change in the state Constitution would expand the commission to eight members and require that they be from different areas of Missouri.<o:p></o:p></p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 7146 at http://kbia.org State Senate proposes constitutional amendment to grow conservation commission Legislation aims to make grants, state cuts transparent http://kbia.org/post/legislation-aims-make-grants-state-cuts-transparent <p>Missouri senators are pushing legislation that could make more information available to the public about federal grants and state budget cuts. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:19:30 +0000 Associated Press 7101 at http://kbia.org Legislation aims to make grants, state cuts transparent Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature http://kbia.org/post/public-schools-focus-first-day-talk-state-legislature <p>The 2012 Missouri legislative session is underway &ndash; and as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin tells us, much of the first-day talk revolved around the challenges facing the state&rsquo;s public schools. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:15:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6492 at http://kbia.org Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature