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5:58 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Mo. schools receive bump in state funding

Mo. House and Senate members decided to increase public education funding, pending certain performance criteria like graduation rates are on par.
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Missouri public schools and universities will be getting a funding increase under an agreement by legislative budget negotiators.

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5:53 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Mo. Senate gives initial approval of new academic standards

Mo. Senate gave initial approval of to legislation requiring public hearings to discuss new academic performance standards.
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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation requiring the state education department to hold public hearings on new standards for math, reading and writing.

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3:43 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. senators holding hearing on driver's licenses

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A Missouri Senate panel has scheduled four public hearings on new procedures for people seeking driver's licenses and concealed gun identification cards.

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to hold hearings Friday in Springfield and Saturday in Kansas City. Additional hearings are scheduled for April 26 in Cape Girardeau and April 27 in O'Fallon.

Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer says he wants to hear from the public before lawmakers decide on the budgets for the departments of Revenue and Public Safety.

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8:21 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Angel Investment Tax Credit Measure Being Considered By Mo. Senate Committee

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Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 10:19 pm

Supporters of creating a so-called “Angel Investment” tax credit in Missouri testified in favor of legislation Wednesday before a State Senate committee.

Senate Bill 91 would provide incentives to wealthy investors, dubbed “Angels,” who are looking for start-up opportunities, preferably in high-tech and Internet-based businesses.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James was one of several witnesses hoping to persuade committee members to approve the bill.

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