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10:14 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Judge hears closing arguments in congressional redistricting

Missouri Senate

Closing arguments were heard Thursday in the lawsuit over Missouri’s new congressional district map.

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PM Newscasts
5:18 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Newscast for January 31, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Nixon's position on a new oil pipeline
  • An update on the redistricting lawsuit
  • Dave Spence airs first ads for Governor
5:07 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Judge hears redistricting arguments

Opening arguments were held Tuesday for the congressional redistricting lawsuit.  The suit is being held in lower court because the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a review of the redrawn map.

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8:17 am
Fri January 27, 2012

MODOT chief says making I-70 toll road would finance reconstruction


The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says charging tolls on Interstate 70 is the only real option for funding reconstruction of the highway, if the state wants to do something about it right now. 

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AM Newscasts
10:27 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Newscast for January 26, 2012

MoDOT engineers worry that heavier trucks would spell rutted roads in rural Missouri

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • $27 million in grant money to health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt
  • Missouri democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in State Senate
  • ACLU sues St. Louis for inmate grievances
  • Big trucks on small roads--cattlemen vs. MoDOT
AM Newscasts
10:01 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2011

Some Schafly taps
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Schools front and center for state legislature
  • Missouri's higher education commissioner wants to tie state funding to performance
  • Tom Schlafly sells off most of his beer company
9:15 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Public schools focus on first-day talk in state legislature

Teacher Roger Brallier, in class at Mexico Middle School: Public schools had the spotlight in yesterday's start to the state's legislative session.
Rebecca Thiele KBIA

The 2012 Missouri legislative session is underway – and as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, much of the first-day talk revolved around the challenges facing the state’s public schools.

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8:23 am
Wed January 4, 2012

A look ahead to the legislative session

Missouri legislators return to work today, facing what the governor estimates to be a $500 million budget shortfall.

Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City today for the start of this year’s legislative session.  The year 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget.  Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out.

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AM Newscasts
12:00 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Newscast for December 14, 2011

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Highway Patrol enforces federal ban on cellphone use on the road
  • Timothy Wolfe newest president at University of Missouri
  • State auditors missing over a half million dollars in receipts
AM Newscasts
10:50 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Newscast for November 8, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • A Missouri House committee recommends a joint committee to  oversee rainy day fund
  • Missouri receives 5 million dollars for tornado and flood relief
  • Brad Lager commits to run for Lt. Governor's office, opening the possibility of a primary challenge to Kinder
5:51 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Gov. Nixon defends handling of Mamtek deal

Governor J. Nixon
File Photo KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.

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6:28 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session

The Missouri House floor
File Photo KBIA News

Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year’s legislative session, which begins January 4th.

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AM Newscasts
10:47 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Newscast for December 1, 2011

Regional news form the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Government development agency testifies that Mamtek's claims were never fact checked
  • MU researchers recommend exercise for breast cancer after years of warning against
4:23 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

Business Beat: November 23, 2011

Prescott Frost kneels in a small herd of his cattle near his ranch south of Bassett, Neb.
Hilary Stohs-Krause NET

Demand for ‘alternatively raised meat’ seems like an opportunity for farmers in the Midwest. But it’s not a booming industry in the region just yet. Plus, an update on the effort to bring broadband internet to rural areas of Missouri.

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