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Politics
5:26 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Lawmakers consider allowing casinos loan money to patrons

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a measure allowing casinos to loan money to patrons, something opponents say could make things worse for those with gambling addictions.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the House Financial Institutions Committee added the change onto a banking bill Wednesday with no debate. Committee members endorsed it by a 13-1 vote, sending the measure to the full House after the Rules Committee approves it.

Gamblers who pass a credit check would be able to borrow money and exchange it for electronic tokens and chips for wagering.

Politics
9:07 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House budget chair not pleased with blind pension cut reversal

The budget chairman for the Missouri House is not happy with the Senate’s decision early today (Wednesday) to restore 28 million dollars for blind pensions.  An amendment by GOP Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County reversed the cut that the House wanted to use for Higher Education.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Missouri House approves tax breaks to auto parts manufacturers

The Mo. House gave first-round approval to bill granting tax breaks to auto manufacturers.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would expand tax breaks for auto parts manufacturers.  Ford and General Motors already have access to the incentives. 

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AM Newscasts
8:56 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Newscast for April 26, 2012

The Missouri House gave first-round approval Wednesday to bill giving tax breaks to auto manufacturers.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri senators rebuff effort to intervene in contract dispute.
  • Missouri House gives first-round approval to bill giving tax breaks to auto parts manufactures.
  • House budget leader not happy with the Senate's decision to restore millions to blind pension program.
Education
5:58 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Jefferson City Public Schools working deal for new high school

Jefferson City Public Schools is in negotiations with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College as part of a plan to build a new high school to replace the old facility.

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Politics
9:14 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. legislators OK millions in spending from 2012 budget

The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget

Missouri senators passed their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning.
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The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.  The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.

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AM Newscasts
9:03 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Mo. senators approved their version of the 2013 budget early Wednesday morning.
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Science, Health and Technology
5:43 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Religious and community leaders attend disaster relief event

 

More than 300 religious and community leaders and emergency response professionals attended a disaster relief event at the Bible Baptist Church in Jefferson City Tuesday.  

The event was put together to discuss the widespread natural disasters in Missouri in 2011. Phillip Iman is the disaster relief coordinator at the American Red Cross.  He says there are many different ways for community organizations to partner with the Red Cross following a disaster. 

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Education
11:54 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Lincoln University President to retire

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In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Politics
8:48 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget

Mo. GOP senators blocked the budget due its use of one-time funds to fill holes in the 2013 spending plan.
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The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Missouri GOP senators filibustered the passage of the proposed 2013 state budget late into the evening Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
AM Newscasts
9:38 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Newscast for April 23, 2012

Legislation currently before the Missouri House would change laws regarding licensing fees for animal shelters and dog breeders.
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Crime
9:35 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Jefferson City shooting leaves one dead

A shooting in Jefferson City Sunday left one man dead.
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Jefferson City police are searching for a second person of interest in the shooting death of a Columbia man.

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Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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