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Newscast for May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's annual legislative session comes to a close.
  • Missouri Gaming Commission chairman announces plans to step down.
  • Officials of Missouri colleges and universities to meet in Columbia, Mo. next week.
  • Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson travels to Missouri to aid Republican John Brunner's campaign.
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A proposed amendment to Missouri's Constitution asserting the right to pray in public will go before voters in August.

General Motors broke ground Monday on 500-thousand square feet of new factory space at its Wentzville, Mo. Assembly plant.

According to the company the expansion will cost $380 million.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was on hand for the event and said the decision was a smart one for GM, given its long history in the St. Louis area.

Missouri lawmakers continue debating bills in the closing minutes of the 2012 regular session.

Among the bills passed so far today is one that would require legislative approval before a health care exchange can be created in Missouri.  State Rep. Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City) accused Governor Jay Nixon (D) of trying last year to create an exchange via executive order.

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The state of Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.

Most of the big issues this legislative session were tied to the state budget, which has been passed and sent to Governor Jay Nixon.  That has many political pundits wondering if the last week of the 2012 session will be anticlimactic.  But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, there are still a few hot-button items left to fight over.

Workers' comp

After vetoing a bill that would have changed the state's workers' compensation system, Missouri's governor now says he would be open to a compromise with Republican lawmakers.

In a letter to Senate leaders, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says he would sign legislation that would prevent employees from suing their co-workers over on-the-job injuries.

Newscast for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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