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Politics
7:56 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Budget stalemate continues in the Missouri General Assembly

The Missouri House and Senate cannot agree on legislation providing funds for veterans' homes.
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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.

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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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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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Politics
8:57 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Proposed Mo. bill expands list of young driver supervisors

The legislation expands list of acceptable supervisors to include licensed drivers who are at least 25.
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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.

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AM Newscasts
8:51 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Newscast for May 7, 2012

A petition would cap pay loans at 36 percent.
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Politics
8:20 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Petition submitted to raise Mo. minimum wage, limit payday loans

The petition would boost Missouri's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.
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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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Politics
11:43 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs

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

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AM Newscasts
11:26 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Newscast for May 03, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

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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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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Newscast for May 02, 2012

Missouri senators are debating certain positions on the proposed 2013 state budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • 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
1:11 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Talking Politics for May 1, 2012

Missouri legislators face a number of key policy decisions before the end of session in late May.
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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.

Politics
9:05 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Mo. lawmakers approve veteran job training measure

The measure would help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private sector jobs.
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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.

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AM Newscasts
8:47 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Newscast for May 1, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri lawmakers to pass various measures before the end of the legislative session.
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Politics
9:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall

Conservative Mo. senators gained dozens of concessions, but the 2013 budget still has a $4 million shortfall.
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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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Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 30, 2012

State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks

A bill currently before the Mo. Senate would require deeper background checks of businesses looking to set up shop in the Show-Me State.
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The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek’s failed factory project in Moberly.

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AM Newscasts
9:04 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation aiming to prevent failed business ventures in the state.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Columbia banks work together to help low-income earners.
  • Columbia looks to bring natural gas to the city.
  • Missouri state Senate examining legislation preventing aiming to prevent failed business ventures.

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