Missouri Senate

Education
5:28 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

MU students present research at Capitol for Undergraduate Research Day

University of Missouri senior Amber Forbis presents a poster about her work to a spectator of Undergraduate Research Day at the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Phil Bergman KBIA

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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Politics
2:43 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

House approves bill proposing Missouri-Kansas business truce

The bill approved by the Missouri House comes after the Senate voted to pass a similar bill last week.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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

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Politics
8:13 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate to resume debate on abortion measure

The Senate Majority Leader says legislation to extend Missouri's abortion waiting period will be debated this week.

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Business
6:14 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Legislation for truce between Missouri and Kansas business passes Senate

The border competition between Missouri and Kansas businesses would be held to a truce following legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri senators have passed legislation proposing a truce with Kansas in the battle for businesses in the Kansas City area.

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Politics
6:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors

The measure would block any budget decision made by the governor that would hold back money allocated to pay a public debt.
File Photo KBIA

Missouri governors would be barred from making budget cuts to schools under a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate.

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Education
5:55 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Senate approves student transfer bill

The bill approved by the Missouri Senate would allow for students to transfer schools within their own district, or outside their district with certain conditions.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri senators have approved legislation that would control student transfers from the state's most troubled school districts.

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Politics
3:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Bill linking tax brackets to inflation passes House

The bill heading to the Senate would connect individual income tax brackets to inflation beginning in 2015.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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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Politics
3:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House approves voter ID requirement bill

Two bills changing identification requirements for Missouri voters head to the Senate following approval in the House. Missourians would then vote on the constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.
File Photo KBIA

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

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Politics
9:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Missouri Senate Passes Student Transfer Bill In Less Than 24 Hours

Bubbles | sxc.hu

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 1:01 am

(Story updated at 5:42 p.m. to include today's 3rd-read vote by the full Senate that sent SB 493 to the Missouri House.)

After spending two days debating and amending legislation to lessen the effects of Missouri's student transfer law, the state Senate overwhelmingly passed it Thursday.

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Education
8:19 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill

Mo. Capitol
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 10:48 am

The Missouri Senate has begun debate on legislation to lessen the effects of the state's student transfer law.

The wide-ranging bill attempts to address both the law and unaccredited districts.  Provisions within Senate Bill 493 include accrediting individual school buildings instead of districts as a whole and creating regional authorities across the state to oversee transfers.

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Politics
11:16 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Missouri lawmakers considering payday loan changes

Credit File Photo / Flickr

Missouri lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's payday loan industry that would give borrowers more time to pay back a loan.

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Politics
8:14 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Mo. Senate to take up gun nullification bill

Credit Drab Mayko / FLICKR

Missouri senators are expected to pass legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing some federal gun laws.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Mo. Senate debates longer wait for abortions

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA News

 

The Missouri Senate has taken up a proposal to lengthen the waiting period for abortions from the current 24 hours to 72 hours.

The state's informed consent law mandates a waiting period for a woman to have an abortion after initially seeing a doctor. Women with medical emergencies would remain exempt.

The Senate began debate on the bill Wednesday but adjourned for the day without taking a vote. Separate legislation also has been endorsed by a House committee.

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Politics
5:31 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Anti-discrimination LGBT bill introduced again in Mo. House, Senate

Credit Ludovic Bertron / Wikimedia Commons

Only a day after Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay, the wheels were already turning in the state capitol.

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Politics
8:49 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 10:03 am

The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.

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