Ongoing Coverage:

Missouri House

Politics
8:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Mo. House panel advances gun rights amendment

Drab Mayko FLICKR

A Missouri House committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at protecting gun rights.

The amendment approved on Tuesday would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right. It would also include defending one's "family" with a firearm as a guaranteed constitutional right.

Sponsoring Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia, says the legislation would protect against proposed gun control laws at the state and federal level.

Politics
8:58 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Targeted Prevailing Wage Bill To Gov. Nixon

(via Flickr/bigburpsx3)

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 12:54 pm

The Missouri General Assembly has sent Governor Jay Nixon (D) legislation that would provide a targeted roll back of the state's prevailing wage.

Read more
Politics
4:49 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Mo. lawmakers must finalize budget this week

Debate over a voter ID bill heated up in the Missouri Capitol Monday.
File KBIA

Missouri lawmakers have until Friday to finalize the state's roughly $25 billion operating budget.

Read more
Politics
1:31 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Mo. House endorses tax break for gun manufacturers

Drab Mayko FLICKR

Firearms manufacturers looking to relocate to Missouri could collect a tax credit under a bill given first-round approval by the Missouri House.

The tax incentive endorsed Tuesday would expire in six years and be capped at $3 million annually. Gun and ammunition manufacturers would be able to claim the credit on withholding taxes from creating new jobs.

Politics
3:52 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House passes another gun rights bill

The new bill reduces the presence of the state Department of Revenue pertaining to conceal carry applications.
Credit ~Steve Z~ / flickr

The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue.

Read more
Politics
4:58 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Mo. House panel OKs plan to stop document scans

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

A Missouri House committee has adopted a measure to stop the state Revenue Department from scanning driver's license applicants' personal documents.

Read more
Politics
4:20 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Proposed Mo. bill to have employers check employees' legal status

Credit File / KBIA

The Missouri House has approved legislation requiring employers to use a federal system for checking potential employees' legal resident status.

Missouri already requires public and private employers that receive loans, contracts or grants from the state to participate in a federal work authorization program. The bill would extend the requirement to all Missouri employers.

Read more
Education
11:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

House bill would bar schools from starting classes before September

taylor.a FLICKR

A State House Representative introduced a bill today that may change school calendars across Missouri, but would affect school districts differently.

Read more
Politics
8:51 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Passes Bill Criminalizing Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws

(via Flickr/ M Glasgow)

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 6:31 pm

The Missouri House has passed legislation that declares any future federal ban on semi-automatic weapons or large capacity clips is "unenforceable" in Missouri.

Read more
Politics
8:51 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Sends Amended Income Tax Cut/Sales Tax Hike Back To Mo. Senate

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 2:02 am

The Missouri House has passed a Senate bill that would overhaul the state’s income and sales taxes, but not before making a few changes.

Read more
Politics
1:49 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

Read more
Politics
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.
david_shane flickr

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.

Politics
8:09 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Legislation Transfering Conceal Carry Process From DOR To Local Sheriffs Endorsed By Mo. House

via Flickr/Foxtongue

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 7:25 pm

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would overhaul the state’s conceal carry process.

Read more
Politics
9:10 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. House OKs tougher abortion drug rules

The Missouri House has endorsed legislation requiring the prescribing doctor to be present when a woman takes any drug to induce an abortion.

The bill received first-round approval 119-41 on Wednesday. It needs another vote to move to the Senate.
Sponsoring House member Jeannie Riddle, a Republican from Mokane, says the legislation is intended to protect women's health and safety. Opponents said the goal appears to be more restriction of abortion.\

Politics
8:52 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. House backs tax credits overhaul

The Missouri House has backed a tax credit overhaul that is sharply different from a Senate version.
A bill given initial approval 120-31 Wednesday night would set much higher caps than the Senate on the amount of tax credits that can be approved annually for the renovation of historic buildings and development of low-income housing.

Unlike a bill passed previously by the Senate, the House version would combine several existing business incentives into a new program with greater flexibility for state economic development officials to award tax credits.

Read more

Pages