Missouri House

AM Newscasts
9:25 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Newscast for Friday, June 15, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Baby foxes born at Endangered Wolf Center
  • New House committee to examine state contracts
  • For Father's Day weekend, a Christian film on fatherhood
Politics
7:57 am
Fri June 15, 2012

New House committee to examine state contracts

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 5:13 pm

A new temporary committee has been created in the Missouri House to examine how the Governor’s Office of Administration (OA) awards government contracts.

The Interim Committee on Government Bidding and Contracting may also be used to recommend new legislation for next year’s regular session.  State Representative Sue Allen (R, Town and Country) will chair the committee.  She says last year’s controversy surrounding former Medicaid contractor SynCare LLC played a part in the committee’s creation.

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PM Newscasts
5:39 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Newscast for May 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri lawmakers negotiate the final version of the state budget.

 

  • A petition to raise the minimum wage in Missouri has reached the secretary of state.

 

  • A Missouri House committee backs legislation that would change restrictions on who may ride with permit drivers.

 

 

PM Newscasts
5:51 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Newscast for May 4, 2012

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.
  • Warming temperatures could cause more unhealthy air.
  • Petitions submitted for Missouri tobacco tax increase.
  • Missouri hospitals reporting shortages of pharmaceutical drugs.
Business
4:10 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Missouri House votes to trim business taxes

Missouri House members approved legislation trimming taxes on businesses.

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Politics
10:06 am
Fri May 4, 2012

House narrowly passes teacher layoff bill

The Missouri House passed legislation yesterday that would bar school administrators from using teacher seniority in layoffs. Under the bill, teachers' performance would need to be the most important factor in those decisions.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Newscast for May 2, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A Republican member of the Missouri House announces he is gay, opposes "don't say gay" legislation.
  • The Missouri House passes a funding plan for veterans homes.
  • Toughened anti-bullying legislation endorsed in the Missouri House.
Politics
4:43 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. House passes funding plan for veterans homes

The Missouri House passed legislation on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could provide an earmarked funding stream for state-run nursing homes for military veterans.

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Politics
4:28 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Missouri House endorses stricter school bullying policies

Missouri House members have endorsed legislation requiring school districts to bolster policies against bullying.
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Missouri House members have endorsed legislation requiring school districts to bolster policies against bullying.

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NPR Story
12:25 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. lawmaker Wyatt says he is gay, denounces school bill

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 12:20 pm

Will be updated.

Updated at 11:59 a.m. with information that Wyatt is the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.

A Republican Missouri House member has announced publicly that he is gay and called upon GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools.

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Politics
4:31 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Whistleblowers face reduced protections

 

The Missouri House has approved legislation that could make it harder for employees to be shielded from retaliation by their employer for reporting wrongdoing in the workplace.

In an 86-66 vote Thursday, the House approved a measure that limits "whistleblower" status to employees who report or refuse to carry out illegal acts. The bill also caps the amount of punitive damages a person can recover if a company retaliates against the whistleblower.

PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ameren shareholder proposals voted down. 
  • Missouri House votes to further study state pay.
  • Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions. 
Science, Health and Technology
5:53 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House gives first-round approval for tanning restrictions

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require most teenagers to get their parents’ permission to use tanning beds.  

Those younger than 17 would have to have a parent or guardian show up in person at the tanning salon and sign a document giving their consent. The bill’s sponsor, GOP House Member Gary Cross of Lee’s Summit, says his daughter suffered cell damage from regular tanning bed use.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Missouri House votes to further study state worker pay

The Missouri House has voted to give a special committee more time to find ways to boost the salaries of state employees.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Health care rebuke passes House

The Missouri House has passed legislation that seeks to both bar and criminalize enforcement of the 2010 federal health care law. 

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Politics
4:52 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Missouri House approves adding cellphones to No Call List

Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cell phone numbers on the state's telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.

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PM Newscasts
5:57 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Newscast for April 11, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Pretrial motions end in the Ryan Ferguson case.
  • The Missouri House passes a bill to change the state's workers' comp system.
  • Some state senators balk at changing gubernatorial election rules.
Politics
2:07 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. House passes bill to reduce jail lawsuits

Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.
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Missouri House members have approved legislation that supporters hope will reduce lawsuits stemming from suicides by inmates at jails and prisons.

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Education
8:56 am
Fri April 6, 2012

House endorses teacher tenure compromise

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Legislation that would require teachers to work more years in a school district before earning tenure has received first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Newscast for April 5, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri employers barred from identifying workers by the last four their Social Security numbers.
  • Missouri Senate considering increasing funding for elementary and secondary schools.
  • Missouri House approves legislation designed to help students attend schools closest to them.
  • Missouri Senate gives first-round approval to double the amount of time public school teachers to earn tenure from five years to ten years. 
Politics
1:34 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Teen tanning ban divides House members

A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.
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A proposal to limit teen access to tanning beds has divided Missouri House members over rival concerns about cancer and government mandates.

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PM Newscasts
6:23 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Newscast for March 26, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri House yet to consider education bill
  • Attorney general holds town-hall meetings for homeowners
  • Conference brings renewable energy experts to Columbia
Politics
6:13 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Missouri House yet to consider education bill

Jacob Fenston KBIA

There are less than two months left in this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly, and House Republicans still haven’t scheduled debate on a wide-ranging public school bill.

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PM Newscasts
5:41 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Newscast for March 21, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • State Sen. Jason Crowell objects to the state's 2013 budget.
  • Missouri newspaper publishers could have to pay more for supplies.
  • The state House gives approval to legislation that would restrict lawsuits against businesses.
Politics
2:10 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Mo. House endorses business lawsuit restrictions

The Missouri House granted first-round approval on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation restricting lawsuits that stem from some crimes committed at businesses.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

House committee votes to eliminate newspaper sales tax exemption

A House committee voted 7-5 on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to back a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment. The savings would be used to help funding for the blind.
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Newspaper publishers in Missouri could have to pay more to buy paper, ink and other supplies under a measure that has been endorsed by a House panel.

In a 7-5 vote Wednesday, the House Tax Reform Committee backed a proposal to eliminate sales tax exemptions on newspaper equipment in order to help fund state aid to the blind.

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Politics
5:47 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri lawmakers back corrections overhaul plans

Both the Missouri House and Senate have passed bills that could shorten the sentences of some criminals who are placed on probation or parole.

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Politics
5:42 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri House passes legislation adding gun owners to protected minority groups

Legislation that would add gun owners to the state’s list of protected minority groups has passed the Missouri House. 

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Science, Health and Technology
4:28 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri house passes bill to track prescription drug purchases

The Missouri House has passed legislation creating an electronic database to track prescription drug purchases. But the bill faces opposition in the Senate.

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PM Newscasts
5:44 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Newscast for March 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • A Missouri Senate bill supports a change to adoptions in the state's foster care process.
  • Missouri's state auditor weighs a senatorial run.
  • The state Senate endorses legislation that would restrict public contracts with Iran.
  • Women earn only 74 cents to the dollar compared to men in Missouri.
  • Missouri lawmakers send Gov. Jay Nixon a workers' compensation bill.

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