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8:08 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Why The General Assembly Is Battling Over Right To Work

Monday's right-to-work hearing attracted a packed house

Originally published on Thu January 16, 2014 5:15 am

The first full week of the Missouri’s General Assembly is officially underway, and already the focus has shifted away from the expected topics – tax cuts and Medicaid expansion – and landed smack dab in the midst of a potentially bruising battle over labor rights.

The fight offers the potential of overshadowing other legislative issues for weeks, if not months.

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9:57 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Who left the loaded handgun in the bathroom at the Capitol?

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There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns at the State Capitol.

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8:07 am
Thu June 6, 2013

How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor

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Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:54 pm

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have cut Missouri’s income tax rates for the first time in 90 years.

The Republican-led General Assembly passed the bill in large part pointing to neighboring Kansas which already has slashed its personal and corporate income taxes.

But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports, the Democratic governor says the cuts would hurt Missouri education and other state services.

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5:10 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Mo. legislature institutes interim committee on Medicaid reform

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  Missouri state lawmakers launched an interim committee Thursday to examine the issue of Medicaid reform. Governor Jay Nixon pushed heavily for the legislature to expand Medicaid this session, and accept hundreds of millions of federal dollars to do so. But Republican legislators were worried about the long-term costs of the move, and no measure was passed. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, a Republican member who started the committee, says accepting the federal money wouldn’t fix the problems that are inherent to the Medicaid system.

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5:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

4 additional people named to Mo. legislature's DMV investigation

Speaker Tim Jones has called for a House comission reviewing driver's license policies and the sharing of gun data

House Speaker Tim Jones has named additional members to a newly created House commission reviewing driver's license policies and the sharing of gun data.

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9:09 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Bill to fund construction projects at colleges, parks sent back to Mo. house committee

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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The Missouri House has sent back to a committee a proposal to issue $1.2 billion in bonds to fund construction projects at college campuses, parks and other state facilities.

House member Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, says the proposal needs adjustment and that working it out at the committee level would save time.

The bonding package would need voter approval if it clears the Legislature, which adjourns May 17. The House Budget Committee will re-examine the bonding measure, and Kelly says the full chamber could vote on it next week.

4:41 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Mo. House speaker calls on Nixon to open records

The Missouri House speaker says lawmakers will take action if Gov. Jay Nixon fails to order the release of records in recent child tragedies.

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8:04 am
Fri April 5, 2013

GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up

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Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 9:43 am

The Republican supermajority in the Missouri House inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County to the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.  Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican Speaker Tim Jones described as a hotly-contested race.

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8:52 am
Mon March 25, 2013

What's on the table, as Mo legislators return to session?

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Missouri state legislators return to the Capitol today with a to-do list that includes the budget and various legislative priorities such as taxes, economic incentives and a fund for injured workers.

The Legislature recessed this past week for its midsession break. Lawmakers are scheduled to resume debate today.

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