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An MU professor’s research was used to help write a bill that is headed to President Obama's desk. 

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Legislation pending before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would require new oversight of some unlicensed child care centers.

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People running short of money could have a new alternative for getting some quick cash under legislation pending before Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

The bill would make it profitable for Missouri-based banks to offer short-term cash advances, similar to payday loans.

Some nationally chartered banks already offer the short-term loans with fees of about $50 on a $500 loan. Missouri law had allowed such loans, but the Missouri Bankers Association says that few banks offered them because the law set the maximum fee too low.

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The age older youth could re-enter foster care would be raised from 18 to 21 under new legislation approved by the Missouri Senate on Thursday.

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A Missouri House committee is considering legislation making it harder for employees to win lawsuits over workplace discrimination.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to sign legislation intended to help more military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector employment.