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12:14 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus

Rep. Mary Still and Sen. Kurt Schaefer debate on the University of Missouri campus on October 2, 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.

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5:49 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

It'll be Still vs. Schaefer in the 19th Senate District

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

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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.

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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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.

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.
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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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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Talking Politics
2:14 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Talking Politics for April 24, 2012

Missouri legislators have until May 11 to deliver a budget to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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

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8:53 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Blind program cuts still cause for debate

The fate of a program for blind Missourians still hangs in the balance.
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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.

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Talking Politics
1:36 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Talking Politics for January 31, 2012

The Missouri Capitol building at night. The proposed 2013 budget includes drastic cuts to higher education.
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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.

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6:23 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Missouri legislators questioning statewide health care exchange

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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