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An update on the EEZ in Columbia. Plus, some say the situation at the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City is getting desperate.

"Neglect" a threat for Missouri State Penitentiary

May 23, 2012
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The Missouri State Penitentiary closed in 2004 due to deteriorating conditions at the 150-year-old facility. KBIA’s Samantha Sunne explains how this deterioration has continued into the prison’s life as a Jefferson City tourist destination and historic landmark.

Jefferson City to vote on tax measures

May 22, 2012
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A measure that would reduce property taxes and slightly increase sales tax is going to Jefferson City voters this August.

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If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

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Two Laclede County contractors stand accused of fraud after allegedly accepting insurance checks from three Joplin homeowners to repair tornado damage but not doing the work.

A Missouri state senator was being examined at a Jefferson City hospital after becoming light-headed during a debate on education issues.

Newscast for May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar local governments from interfering with the day-to-day operations of alternatives to abortion agencies.

Missouri lawmakers have sent the governor legislation prohibiting workers from suing each other for accidental on-the-job injuries.

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The Missouri House and Senate have both passed a scaled-back version of a workers’ compensation reform bill. 

Newscast for May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012
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Newscast for May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

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A federal judge has approved settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 1,000 deaf Missourians over mental health services for the deaf.

Missouri budget negotiators have agreed to keep a program that provides health coverage for the blind, but they've also attempted to attach some strings.

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The Missouri House has voted to give lawmakers authority over space in the Capitol that includes the Hall of Famous Missourians after controversy over the induction of radio host Rush Limbaugh.

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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.

Newscast for May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

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  • A stalemate in budget negotiations continues in the Missouri General Assembly.
  • Missouri veteran goes on a hunger strike over a piece of legislation.
  • A Kansas City man is arrested for robbing a Columbia bank.
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The Missouri House and Senate are still at an impasse over next year’s state budget.  The Senate has made no progress on persuading Republican Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau to stop blocking legislation to fund veterans’ homes.

Newscast for May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012
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A Missouri House committee is backing legislation that would let young drivers take the wheel under the supervision of an older friend or relative.

Newscast for May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012
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Supporters of raising Missouri's minimum wage and limiting payday loans have submitted petitions to get the measures on the November ballot.

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs.

Newscast for May 03, 2012

May 3, 2012

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

Newscast for May 02, 2012

May 2, 2012
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  • Missouri Senate debates various opinions on state budget.
  • Federal money used to build five community health centers across Missouri.
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) calls for speedier rebuilding effort of Birds Point Levee.

Talking Politics for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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This week we sit down with Columbia Daily Tribune statehouse reporter Rudy Keller to discuss the big issues facing the General Assembly as the end of the legislative session approaches.

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs.

Newscast for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri's budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul.

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