david pearce

Science, Health and Technology
8:43 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Mo. mental health hospital crumbling

Hospital interior
Credit flickr

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle agree that Missouri's state hospital for the most severely ill and dangerous mental health patients is in dire need of repair, but it remains unclear just how to come up with the more than $200 million needed to replace the crumbling Fulton State Hospital.

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5:48 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Senate Bill 9 veto overridden by Missouri legislature

Photo provided by Paul Sableman

The recent veto over-ride by the Missouri State Legislative of Senate Bill 9 will enact changes to the state’s animal abuse and neglect laws. As part of the legislation, it will now be considered a felony to steal cattle.

Senator David Pearce is a Republican representing Missouri’s 14th district. He says it was important for the Bill to be passed to provide protection for livestock owners.

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6:01 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Mo. Senate endorses eating disorder study

Legislative study would assess the cost of mandatory insurance coverage for eating disorders.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would study the cost of making insurance companies provide coverage for eating disorders.

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5:11 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities

Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri Campus
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A joint committee of Missouri House and Senate members is considering an overhaul of how the state’s colleges and universities are funded each year.  A first draft of recommendations was released today, and it includes basing 10 percent of an institution’s state funding on performance standards such as graduation rates. 

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4:17 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Mo. legislative panel focuses on higher ed funding

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.
stephenconn Flickr

A panel of state lawmakers holds a hearing at the University of Central Missouri this week on creation of a funding formula for higher education institutions.

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4:20 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Mo. Senate stalls on K-12 funding formula changes

Legislation that would tweak Missouri’s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
File Photo KBIA


Legislation that would tweak Missouri’s funding formula for public schools has stalled in the State Senate.  

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4:51 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Mo panel wants education funding based on performance

A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.

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