jamilah nasheed http://kbia.org en Why some of Missouri's black politicians are reacting to Nixon's handling of student-transfer bill http://kbia.org/post/why-some-missouris-black-politicians-are-reacting-nixons-handling-student-transfer-bill <p>A long-simmering feud between Gov. Jay Nixon and some black politicians, going back to his days as Missouri’s attorney general, flared up again in Jefferson City this week, fanned by the debate over school transfer legislation.</p><p>But not all African-American officials are taking sides against the governor. Some, especially in the state House, are urging Nixon to veto the student transfer bill, because they consider its changes in the transfer law harmful to black students.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:03:39 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Dale Singer & St. Louis Beacon 53040 at http://kbia.org Why some of Missouri's black politicians are reacting to Nixon's handling of student-transfer bill Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/proposed-minimum-wage-hike-advances-missouri <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that could raise Missouri's minimum wage to $10 an hour.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:31:33 +0000 Associated Press 49477 at http://kbia.org Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-strips-gun-theft-reporting-amendment-nullification-bill The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.<p>The move comes five days after the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action <a href="http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/2/missouri-de-facto-gun-owner-registry-legislation-moving-in-missouri-senate-call-your-senators-now.aspx">announced its opposition</a> to <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723646">Senate Bill 613</a> because of the amendme Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:49:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48323 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill http://kbia.org/post/nieves-nasheed-say-nra-misrepresents-language-nullification-bill The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2014/2/missouri-de-facto-gun-owner-registry-legislation-moving-in-missouri-senate-call-your-senators-now.aspx">The NRA is publicly opposing</a> <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723646">Senate Bill 613</a>, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, because of new language to require a 72-hour period for Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:55:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48168 at http://kbia.org Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane http://kbia.org/post/legislators-question-states-purchase-56m-airplane <p>Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials.&nbsp; Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27734 at http://kbia.org Legislators question state's purchase of $5.6M airplane GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill http://kbia.org/post/gm-fish-and-meat-would-be-labeled-under-proposed-senate-bill <p></p><p>All genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri would have to be labeled as such, under legislation filed in the State Senate.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:14:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27614 at http://kbia.org GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-nasheed-taylor-stay-democratic-primary-ballots <em><strong>Updated&nbsp;4:34 p.m.</strong><em>&nbsp;with&nbsp;comments from&nbsp;Rep. Sylvester Taylor.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></em></em><p>Usually, the residency requirement for political candidates is just another box to check, but two cases involving St. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:21:58 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Marshall Griffin, Rachel Lippmann & Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 16173 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court: Nasheed, Taylor to stay on Democratic primary ballots Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-endorses-spending-limit-proposal <p>A Missouri House committee has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would place caps on all state spending.&nbsp; Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:11:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Associated Press 6880 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel endorses spending limit proposal