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4:44 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Kroenke makes bid for Outdoor Network

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke to buy Outdoor Network
St. Louis Rams

Columbia businessman and St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is looking to add the Outdoor Network to his sports empire.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts

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Gov. Jay Nixon is increasing his opposition to Senate legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax and raise the state sales tax.

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Agriculture
5:01 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Snowfall and rain reduce drought's impact

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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Climatologists say recent rain and snowstorms are slowly easing the grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. But the wet weather also is creating some potential headaches.

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Politics
4:56 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Gov. Nixon heads to east Asia

Office of Missouri Governor

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to South Korea and Taiwan to sign several trade agreements.

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Politics
9:01 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many

monochrome FLICKR

The typical Missouri household might have relatively little to gain from a Senate-endorsed overhaul of the state's tax policies.

The proposed mixture of income tax cuts and sales tax hikes could save a few dozen dollars annually for a family of four earning just slightly more than Missouri's median household income of about $45,000.

Wealthier taxpayers, particularly those running their own businesses, might save a lot more. Yet seniors reliant on Social Security benefits could pay more.

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Politics
6:05 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Term limit changes pass Missouri House by a wide margin

Missouri State Capitol
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The Missouri House has passed a bill that would amend the term limits law passed by state voters in 1992. 

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Politics
5:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Gov. Nixon challenges Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon
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Gov. Jay Nixon has raised concerns about a Republican-backed Medicaid plan.

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Education
8:16 am
Thu March 7, 2013

MU forestry students take maple syrup to market

Kevin Hossman

University of Missouri forestry students have created maple syrup with a black and gold touch.

The Columbia Missourian reports the MU Ag Foundation provided a $15,000 grant to help students and landowners produce "MUple" syrup.

Ten students at the university's Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center near Ashland worked on the pancake-ready project. They purchased 100 taps and a new evaporator to remove water from the tree sap.

Politics
8:00 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Mo. House backs new tax incentives for businesses

In Jefferson City, Mo., Senate Republicans have scuttled Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee to direct the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
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The Missouri House has endorsed the creation of several new tax breaks intended to lure high-tech businesses and foreign trade to the state.

House members gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill authorizing $60 million of tax credits for international exporters over the next eight years. They also gave initial approval to bills creating tax credits for investors in high-tech startup businesses and authorizing state and local sales tax breaks for computer data centers.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital

A St. Louis-based health system says it will acquire the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.

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Politics
3:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training mandatory for high school graduates, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states such as Kansas.

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Politics
3:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. House backs measure aimed at child sex abuse

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Missouri House members have given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at helping child sex abuse prosecutions.

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Politics
3:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

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The Missouri Supreme Court is examining whether the governor has wide discretion to cut spending, even when revenues aren't running short.

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Politics
7:50 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws

Drab Mayko FLICKR

A Missouri Senate panel is trying to prevent the enforcement in the state of President Barack Obama's executive orders on gun control.

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Politics
7:44 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

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Lawyers for Missouri's governor and auditor are battling before the state Supreme Court over the governor's power to make spending cuts.

The Supreme Court was to hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of about $170 million of budget cuts announced by Gov. Jay Nixon in June 2011 and challenged by Auditor Tom Schweich (schwyk).
The case is an appeal of a July decision by a Cole County judge, who ruled that Nixon had a legal right to cut spending but also said that Nixon should not have been able to transfer money among various budgeted purposes.

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