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Missouri senators have endorsed a plan that could help finance hundreds of millions of dollars of improvements to state buildings.

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Missouri is curtailing inspections aimed at people who may illegally use farm diesel fuel in their over-the-road vehicles.

In response to concerns from lawmakers, acting Revenue Department Director John Mollenkamp said Wednesday that his agency would stop proactively looking for violations of the diesel fuel law and only respond to requests from law enforcement officials.

Missouri imposes a 17-cent tax on diesel fuel. But that tax is not charged on diesel used only for farming purposes. To distinguish between the two uses, farm diesel fuel is mixed with a dye.

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Missouri senators are calling on Attorney General Chris Koster to investigate a recent spike in propane prices.

Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, said Friday that companies are sending more propane overseas, leading to a shortage throughout the Midwest. He says the shortage causes prices to rise and gives big profits to corporations.

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Buying an older car could become more economical in Missouri.

A state senator filed a bill Thursday that would exempt decade-old cars from sales taxes on the titling of the motor vehicle. Under the bill, a 2004 model bought in 2014 would be exempted from sales taxes.

Newscast for February 8, 2012

Feb 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon explains why he waited to add money to the state's higher education budget.
  • Missouri state Sen. Mike Parson introduces legislation to move back candidate filing deadlines.
  • Alyssa Bustamante is sentenced to life without parole for second-degree murder.
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A Missouri senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.