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Kurt Schaefer
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A bill pre-filed in the State Senate would eliminate the 20 solid waste management districts in the state, and lower the landfill fees that fund them.

The management districts, most of which cover multiple counties, help local entities get grants to help pay for recycling programs or other efforts to divert material from landfills.

Schaefer wins another term in Missouri Senate 19

Nov 7, 2012
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Incumbent State Senator Kurt Schaefer met rounds of applause from family and supporters for his victory over challenger Mary Still at his watch party in Columbia’s Holiday Inn Expo Center.

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KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Representative Mary Still, who is running for the 19th District State Senate seat against incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer. 

KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Senator Kurt Schaefer, who is running for re-election in the 19th District of the state Senate. His challenger is Democratic State Representative Mary Still.

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Candidates vying for office faced off at a State and Local Candidates Forum in Columbia last night.  

The candidates sat at a table and debated issues such as tax regulations, road repair, and education.  State Senator Kurt Schaefer, the incumbent candidate for the 19th District seat, spoke about the importance of cooperation among government officials.

Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus

Oct 3, 2012
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Higher education funding and the state budget were the dominant topics in the most recent state senate debate between incumbent Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer and his Democratic challenger, Representative Mary Still.

Democratic State Representative Mary Still will try to unseat Republican Kurt Schaefer from his 19th district Senate seat in November.

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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.

Newscast for April 26, 2012

Apr 26, 2012
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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.

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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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.

Talking Politics for April 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics we speak with Columbia state Senator Kurt Schaefer about the budget-making process.

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A State Senate panel spent several hours Wednesday putting together their version of Missouri’s state budget for next year.  But the fate of a program for blind residents is still up in the air.

Talking Politics for January 31, 2012

Jan 31, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics two Jefferson City lawmakers (both from Columbia) delve into the future of higher education in the state of Missouri as potentially massive budget cuts in 2013 loom large.

Missouri legislators are struggling to pry answers from the Missouri Department of Insurance head about the possible start of a statewide health care exchange.

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