Brian Munzlinger

Child labor bill could help kids on the farm

Apr 9, 2013
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A proposed bill would change the child labor law requirements for Missouri children under the age of 16 who work on a family farm.

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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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Missouri's Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would bar people from getting hunting and fishing licenses if they owe money to a county jail.

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President Barack Obama's call for greater gun restrictions is being met with opposition in the Missouri Legislature.

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 Missouri lawmakers have rejected a plan that would have increased property taxes on the state's best farmland.

Property taxes for farms are based on the land's "productive value." Farms are divided into eight categories based on land quality. The State Tax Commission recommended increasing productive values for the four highest grades.

The Senate voted 19-8 on Thursday to reject the proposal. The property tax changes were for 2013 and 2014.