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Intersection
1:21 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Mo. legislators review Missouri’s 2013 legislative session

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Politics
7:10 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Mo. chamber touts success in legislative elections

At the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., a senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.
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Some Missouri business leaders are hoping that a newly enlarged Republican majority in the state House can help them enact their agenda.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says 99 of the 103 candidates endorsed by its political action committee won election Tuesday to the state House and Senate.

Republicans already held a veto-proof majority in the Senate. As a result of Tuesday's votes, the GOP also will hold the two-thirds majority needed to override gubernatorial vetoes in the House.

Business
4:45 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri Gaming Commission chairman to step down

Jim Mathewson, the chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission will step down Friday. Matthewson chose not to stay for a second three-year term in order to spend more time with his family.

During Mathewson’s tenure with the Gaming Commission, Missouri’s 13th casino license was awarded to developers in Cape Girardeau and disassociated gamblers were provided a pathway to reinstatement.  He says the main challenge now is raising enough revenue to help K-through-12 schools.

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Politics
9:20 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Stalemate over state budget talks causes a Missouri veteran's hunger strike

The Missouri General Assembly's passage of a state budget has come to a standstill due to an argument over funding for veterans' homes.
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A final vote awaits on a bill that would include solidifying funding for veteran's homes. Up to $30 million would be shifted within a casino entrance fee fund from early childhood education and put forward to veterans homes. While this awaits a vote in the Senate, one Missouri veteran is on a hunger strike.

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AM Newscasts
8:49 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Newscast for May 8, 2012

Debate in the Missouri Senate lasted for nearly 12 hours Monday night.
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Politics
9:06 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. Senate approves amendment to appellate judge selection process

The Missouri Senate has approved a proposed constitutional amendment revising the selection process for appellate judges.

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Politics
9:12 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Mo. House moves to fix injury fund

The Missouri House has passed its version of a workers’ compensation bill that also proposes to fix the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.  The vote again fell mostly along party lines.

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Politics
8:59 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Mo. House approves new voter ID bill language

Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.

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Politics
8:45 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Legislators review re-worked workplace discrimination bill

A State House committee began a hearing Tuesday into a stripped-down version of the workplace discrimination bill. 

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AM Newscasts
9:11 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Newscast for April 3, 2012

The Missouri legislature will start looking into budget bills later this week.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A look at how Missouri fared in the recent Mega Millions drawing.
  • The state general assembly starts looking at budget bills
  • Bats with white nose syndrome come to Missouri.
Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 2, 2012

St. Louis Co. Republican proposes business tax breaks

Missouri businesses and businesses owners could start paying less in taxes under a bill moving through the state Senate.

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Politics
9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction

Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are standing behind conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Politics
9:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law

Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama's contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives.

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Politics
11:20 am
Tue February 21, 2012

House approves English-only driver's tests

Legislation would make English the sole language on driver's license tests.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given only in English.

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AM Newscasts
8:52 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Newscast for February 16, 2012

New UM System President Tim Wolfe spoke with reporters on his first official day in charge.
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