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The Missouri House has advanced legislation allowing Sunday sales of motorcycles at dealerships.

Missouri law now prohibits the sale of cars, trucks and motorcycles on Sunday. The House legislation would be limited to motorcycles.

Proponents said the measure would make Missouri more competitive with states that allow dealerships to sell motorcycles on Sunday. Some dealers in western Missouri told lawmakers they were losing sales to competitors in Kansas.

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State lawmakers return from their spring break today, and the Missouri House is preparing to consider a proposed state budget that partly ties education funding to the strength of the economy.

House Majority Leader John Diehl says debate will begin this week on the budget for the next fiscal year. The plan endorsed by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. But if state revenues meet more optimistic projections, then it would provide a $278 million increase for schools.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation limiting the authority of Missouri cities and counties to restrict cellphone towers.

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A state funding shortfall is hitting some Missouri school districts harder than others.

A report released Wednesday by the Missouri Budget Project says the state is underfunding public school districts by $656 million this year. That's based on the amount called for under a 2005 law that re-wrote Missouri's school funding formula.

The report says the shortfall amounts to about $700 per student on a statewide basis. But those figures vary widely by district.

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Law enforcement could not track the location of an electronic or cellular device without a warrant under a bill passed by the Missouri House.

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Missouri teens younger than 17 would need parental consent to use tanning machines that emit ultraviolet rays under legislation passed by the state House.

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Missouri House members have approved legislation that could lead to new fees to support the state's 911 and poison control networks.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could let cities to continue using red-light and speeding cameras, but only if they adhere to certain guidelines and get approval from state officials.

House budget writers have passed Missouri's state budget for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.

The roughly $28 billion spending plan still includes a funding increase for the state's K-12 schools, which would be around $122 million if projections by House and Senate Republican leaders turn out to be correct.  If Gov. Jay Nixon's rosier revenue picture turns out to be correct, then K-12 spending would increase by $278 million.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would implement performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges.

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Missouri's House has endorsed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would enshrine a fundamental right for parents to raise their children as they see fit.

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The Missouri House has approved legislation tripling the waiting time for women to get abortions after first visiting their doctors.

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Legal experts are raising concerns about a Missouri proposal to require adult Medicaid recipients to work.

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would impose an additional requirement on minors who seek abortions.

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A Republican plan to revamp and expand Missouri's Medicaid program is getting its first hearing in the state House.

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  The Missouri House has passed a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year.  It includes five million dollars for the unaccredited Normandy School District in St. Louis County, which would go broke before the end of the current school year without the money.  

Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while its Senate counterpart is stalled.

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that seeks to reinstate limits on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.

The Missouri House has passed legislation aimed at declaring a "cease-fire" in the so-called economic "border war" between Missouri and Kansas.

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Students from the four universities in the UM System presented their research to legislators and spectators earlier Tuesday at the State Capitol as part of Undergraduate Research Day. The symposium featured posters of 46 students from MU, UMSL, UMKC, and Missouri S&T. Of the students presenting, 20 were MU sophomores, juniors or seniors.

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A House panel has endorsed legislation that moves Missouri's primary elections to June.

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Missouri lawmakers have given initial approval to a mid-year budget plan that addresses funding shortfalls for schools and social services.

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A proposed truce in the Kansas City business battle between Missouri and Kansas has gained another endorsement in Missouri.

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A Missouri House panel is considering whether to move the state's primary elections to June.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could lower taxes for many Missourians by linking the state's tax brackets to inflation.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

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A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation that would block the state from implementing new education standards.

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Members of a state House panel agree the state needs to update its ethics law but are divided along party lines on how to do it.

Republicans in the Missouri House have unveiled their proposal for funding construction of a new state mental hospital in Fulton.

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Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.

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