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Politics
8:31 am
Tue July 2, 2013

State organization creates lottery to reward legislators supporting veto of tax legislation

Critics of state tax legislation passed in this year's legislative session, and vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon, say Missouri schools would pay the price.
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Progress Missouri is seeking to reward Missouri state representatives who decide to support Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an expensive tax bill.

Critics of the legislation say the tax bill would reduce general revenue in the state, and cut funds from schools and communities, while increasing taxes on prescription drugs.

State representatives who vote to override the veto will be entered in Progress Missouri’s lottery. One representative’s name will be drawn, and an aerial banner will be flown over a high school or college football game in his or her home district.

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Politics
8:04 am
Fri April 5, 2013

GOP supermajority in Missouri House inches up

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Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 9:43 am

The Republican supermajority in the Missouri House inched up this week with the election of Republican Mike Moon of Lawrence County to the vacant House District 157 seat from southwestern Missouri.  Moon defeated Democrat and former House Member Charlie "Doc" Dake in what Republican Speaker Tim Jones described as a hotly-contested race.

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Politics
8:14 am
Tue January 22, 2013

GM fish and meat would be labeled, under proposed Senate bill

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All genetically modified meat and fish raised and sold in Missouri would have to be labeled as such, under legislation filed in the State Senate.  It’s sponsored by Democrat Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis. 

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Politics
8:12 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Closing the 'gun show loophole': Mo. legislators put guns on the agenda

Missouri State House member Stacey Newman, a Democrat, plans to file legislation that would close a so-called
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In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Missouri lawmakers will have competing gun proposals when they convene next month for the 2013 regular session.  They include one that would require background checks for anyone who buys a firearm at gun shows. 

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Politics
7:50 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Medical debt cited as chief cause of bankruptcy, as advocates urge legislators to expand Medicaid

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People and groups who work with Medicaid clients are urging Missouri lawmakers to expand coverage in next year’s state budget.

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Politics
8:57 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Legislation addresses impact of foreclosure on neighbors

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County assessors would have to consider the impact of foreclosures and bank sales on the real estate market when they set the value of a property, under legislation that has passed the Missouri Senate.

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