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  A Missouri House panel endorsed legislation today that would move the state's presidential primary from February to March of 2016.

Sponsoring member Tony Dugger says keeping the earlier date could cause Missouri to lose delegates at the 2016 national party conventions.

He says moving the date to March would avoid a repeat of 2012, when the state held a non-binding presidential primary. Faced with losing delegates, state Republican officials later decided to select convention representatives with a caucus system that year.

Talking Politics for March 20, 2012

Mar 20, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics: a MU political science professor explains to us Missouri's convoluted GOP caucus system.

Newscast for March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

 

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House Democrats are backing legislation that would toughen Missouri's ethics standards 
  • Medical patients may soon have greater access to donor cartilage 
  • A petition seeks to get funding for youth mental health service
  • The Republican caucus in St. Charles county likely to be rescheduled 

 

The Republican caucus in St. Charles County is likely to be rescheduled after a weekend fracas forced the caucus to be shut down.

Newscast for March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A former UM system president may have expressed his desire to keep Missouri in the Big 12.
  • Missouri's weekend GOP caucuses marred by infighting.
  • An injured bald eagle rescued from Lake of the Ozarks golf resort.