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5:28 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Mo. Senate overrides veto on workers' comp, but the House likely won't

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 4:04 pm

The Missouri Senate today overrode a veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system.

But the likelihood that the House will also override the Governor’s veto is virtually nonexistent, according to Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones (R, Eureka).  He says they just don’t have the votes, even within their own party.

“We would have to first convince our caucus," Jones said.  "And even if we did, we’re still simply three votes short on a bill that no Democrat, I believe, has supported to this point…that’s a tough vote.”

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Politics
5:32 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Rallies draw thousands to Missouri Capitol

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 1:32 pm

Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control.

Several hundred people attended the rally held at the State Capitol, led by several religious leaders.  Maggie Karner with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod told the crowd that President Obama’s birth control mandate is an attack on religious freedom.

“This debate is simply about us being forced to pay for products and services that are contrary to our religious beliefs, and we cannot be expected to check our faith at the door," Karner said.

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Politics
5:39 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

McCaskill to run for re-election

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has officially begun her re-election campaign, the first and only Democrat so far in a contest that has attracted several Republicans.

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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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Business
4:48 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Missouri Senate passes workplace discrimination measure

The Missouri Senate has given final approval to legislation changing the rules for lawsuits over workplace discrimination.

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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.
Politics
2:46 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mo. Senate endorses Iran contracting legislation

Missouri senators endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation restricting public contracts for investors in Iran.

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PM Newscasts
5:40 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Newscast for February 23, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The UM System announces the recipients of a $600,000 research investment.
  • The Missouri Senate passes legislation that would ban "robocalls" from no-call list members.
  • The Missouri House passes legislation that would make English the only language for those wanting driver's licenses.

 

Politics
2:27 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would forbid automated phone calls known as "robocalls" from going to numbers on the state's no-call list.

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Politics
1:52 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

State senator backs new distracted driving charge

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel could be charged with a misdemeanor — even if they haven't broken any other laws — under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

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PM Newscasts
5:43 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Newscast for February 22, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri leads the U.S. in methamphetamine lab seizures in 2011.
  • A bipartisan commission says it's close to a Missouri Senate District map compromise.
  • A state senator wants the full chamber to debate the I-70 toll road proposal.
Politics
3:03 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Mo. Senator wants I-70 toll road debate

Mo. State Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) wants to debate a measure allowing I-70 to become a toll road.
File Photo KBIA

 

A Missouri senator says he wants the full chamber to debate a measure allowing tolls on Interstate 70.

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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 15, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Timothy Wolfe reports for his first day as UM System president.
  • Missouri's Senate is in the process of extending the candidate filing deadline.
  • Chris Koster urges action on Missouri's Second Injury Fund.
Politics
4:59 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Missouri senator urges later candidate filing period

At the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., a senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.
KBIA

A Missouri senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.

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Politics
9:11 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Senate Democrats end filibuster

The Missouri Capitol building, where Senate Democrats filibustered a workplace discrimination reform bill into the evening hours Wednesday.
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Senate Democrats have ended their filibuster of a workplace discrimination bill, after an agreement was reached with the bill’s sponsor.  But that doesn’t mean they won’t try blocking the bill again.

Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal agreed to end the filibuster after the bill’s sponsor, GOP Senator Brad Lager, allowed her to add an amendment – that amendment would guarantee the right to a jury trial in all workplace discrimination cases.  She says, though, that the bill’s definition of what constitutes workplace discrimination is still flawed.

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