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2:46 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri House passes electronic tracking bill

Tracking of electronic or cellular devices could be forbidden without a warrant if the bill passes in the Missouri Senate.
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Law enforcement could not track the location of an electronic or cellular device without a warrant under a bill passed by the Missouri House.

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2:41 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri House approves bill changing access of teens to tanning machines

The new legislation could prohibit Missouri teens under 17 from using tanning machines without parental consent.
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Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays under legislation passed by the state House.

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Politics
2:36 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Missouri House approves bill to add fees supporting emergency services

The bill would allow Missouri counties to vote on a monthly fee to support emergency services like 911 response and poison control.
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Missouri House members have approved legislation that could lead to new fees to support the state's 911 and poison control networks.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

House passes red-light, speeding camera bill

Under the proposed bill, drivers ticketed by automated cameras would not be issued penalty points.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.

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Politics
8:33 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Senate panel reviews Missouri death penalty bills

Senate floor at the Missouri Capitol
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A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation on the death penalty.

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Politics
8:24 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Mo. House passes performance funding for colleges

Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would implement performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges.

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Politics
5:26 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

House bill bars points on traffic camera tickets

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Missouri drivers would not have points assessed against their license for tickets issued by automated traffic cameras under legislation endorsed by the state House.

The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday that would regulate red-light and speeding cameras.

Photo traffic enforcement systems for Missouri municipalities have been the subject of ongoing court cases and many cities have temporary halted enforcement. The measure would require cities to meet certain standards in order to operate speeding or red-light cameras.

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Health
8:48 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Mo. health policy enrollment up, but behind goal

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The number of Missouri residents using a federal website to enroll in health insurance is growing, but not as fast as had been projected.

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Politics
8:31 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Proposed minimum wage hike advances in Missouri

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A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that could raise Missouri's minimum wage to $10 an hour.

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Politics
8:29 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Mo. House endorses parental rights amendment

House floor at the Missouri Capitol
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Missouri's House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.

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Politics
8:02 am
Wed March 12, 2014

House passes bill tripling abortion waiting period

Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri House has approved legislation tripling the waiting time for women to get abortions after first visiting their doctors.

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Politics
8:32 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Legal experts cite concern about Mo. Medicaid bill

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Legal experts are raising concerns about a Missouri proposal to require adult Medicaid recipients to work.

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Crime
8:07 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Attorney files lawsuit over Ferguson case

Ryan Ferguson
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An attorney for a man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's slaying was overturned has filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking $100 million.

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Politics
8:03 am
Tue March 11, 2014

House endorses abortion notification requirement

House floor at the Missouri Capitol
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would impose an additional requirement on minors who seek abortions.

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Politics
3:15 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Taxes for Missouri farmers to increase

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Missouri farmers will get a larger property tax bill for their land starting in 2015.

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