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Sen. McCaskill: 'Underdog' in U.S. Senate race

Aug 7, 2012
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After U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill voted Tuesday morning in St. Louis, she traveled to Columbia’s Democratic headquarters to call on voters for support in November’s general election. She plans to fight hard to keep her spot in office from whichever opponent comes out on top in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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Republican leaders in the Missouri House say they’ve been negotiating with Democratic Governor Jay Nixon over the two bills he vetoed in March.

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House Democrats are backing legislation they say would toughen Missouri’s ethics standards.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the bill would restore many provisions recently struck down by the State Supreme Court.

Newscast for March 20, 2012

Mar 20, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Democrats push ethics bill
  • Missourians can now apply for state money to grow specialty crops
  • The fight over a bust of conservative talk show host in Missouri Capitol continues

Missouri House Democrats are calling for new ethics legislation after the state Supreme Court rejected much of the most state's most recent version because of how it was approved.

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Chris Koster's office is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate its space.

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An angry email that named four Missouri state senators and mentioned an Arizona congresswoman who was shot and wounded last year has been traced to an eastern Missouri resident.

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The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would redefine what constitutes discrimination in the workplace. The vote was a mere formality following last week’s battle to kill the bill.