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Politics
8:20 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Petition submitted to raise Mo. minimum wage, limit payday loans

The petition would boost Missouri's minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.
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Supporters of raising Missouri's minimum wage and limiting payday loans have submitted petitions to get the measures on the November ballot.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Boone Co. coalition to evaluate health concerns stemming from urban growth

The Boone Co. Smart Growth Coalition is looking into potential health concerns due to urban growth.
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The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health.

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Education
11:53 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Columbia Independent School names new director

The Columbia Independent School recently added new leadership to their staff.

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Politics
11:43 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri House approves bill altering handling of teacher layoffs

The Missouri House approved legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation changing the way school districts handle teacher layoffs.

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AM Newscasts
11:26 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Newscast for May 03, 2012

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Politics
9:06 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. Senate approves amendment to appellate judge selection process

The Missouri Senate has approved a proposed constitutional amendment revising the selection process for appellate judges.

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Politics
8:58 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Mo. senators continue budget negotiations

Mo. senators are deciding which aspects of their 2013 state budget they should "bind" to before negotiations with House begin.
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The Missouri Senate took the next step Tuesday toward beginning final negotiations with the House on next year’s state budget.  Senate members struggled with whether to bind themselves to various positions they support.

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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Newscast for May 02, 2012

Missouri senators are debating certain positions on the proposed 2013 state budget.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate debates various opinions on state budget.
  • Federal money used to build five community health centers across Missouri.
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) calls for speedier rebuilding effort of Birds Point Levee.
Politics
9:05 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Mo. lawmakers approve veteran job training measure

The measure would help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private sector jobs.
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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs.

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AM Newscasts
8:47 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Newscast for May 1, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri lawmakers to pass various measures before the end of the legislative session.
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Politics
6:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

State of Missouri considers new slogan

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A new slogan may be included in marketing the state of Missouri. 

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Politics
9:31 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Mo. GOP senators win concessions, but state budget still faces shortfall

Conservative Mo. senators gained dozens of concessions, but the 2013 budget still has a $4 million shortfall.
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Nine conservative Republican senators who held up debate on Missouri's budget plan had claimed it spent too much, relied too heavily on one-time revenue sources and needed a structural overhaul.

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Politics
9:21 am
Mon April 30, 2012

State Senate considers bill requiring deeper business background checks

A bill currently before the Mo. Senate would require deeper background checks of businesses looking to set up shop in the Show-Me State.
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The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek’s failed factory project in Moberly.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:13 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.  The city is also considering purchasing new natural-gas-powered garbage trucks.

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AM Newscasts
9:04 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation aiming to prevent failed business ventures in the state.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Columbia banks work together to help low-income earners.
  • Columbia looks to bring natural gas to the city.
  • Missouri state Senate examining legislation preventing aiming to prevent failed business ventures.
Politics
9:07 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Mo. House budget chair not pleased with blind pension cut reversal

The budget chairman for the Missouri House is not happy with the Senate’s decision early today (Wednesday) to restore 28 million dollars for blind pensions.  An amendment by GOP Senator Jim Lembke of St. Louis County reversed the cut that the House wanted to use for Higher Education.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Missouri House approves tax breaks to auto parts manufacturers

The Mo. House gave first-round approval to bill granting tax breaks to auto manufacturers.
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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would expand tax breaks for auto parts manufacturers.  Ford and General Motors already have access to the incentives. 

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Politics
9:14 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Mo. legislators OK millions in spending from 2012 budget

The Missouri Legislature has given final approval to a bill that authorizes an additional $131 million of expenditures in the current budget.

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Missouri Senate approves 2013 budget

Missouri senators passed their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning.
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The Missouri Senate passed a $24 billion state budget early Wednesday morning, following several hours of debate and closed-door negotiations.  The Senate reversed the House’s gutting of a pension program for the blind.

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AM Newscasts
9:03 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Mo. senators approved their version of the 2013 budget early Wednesday morning.
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Education
9:12 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:01 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Charter Communications representatives say further expansion in Columbia will help increase Internet speeds.
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Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.

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Politics
8:48 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Mo. GOP senators block passage of 2013 state budget

Mo. GOP senators blocked the budget due its use of one-time funds to fill holes in the 2013 spending plan.
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The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Missouri GOP senators filibustered the passage of the proposed 2013 state budget late into the evening Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
Politics
9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees

The Missouri House is considering legislation reducing the fees placed on animal shelters.
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Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.

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Crime
8:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Officials investigate Monday morning explosion at St. Louis federal building

St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.

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Politics
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance

Warm temperatures this winter and spring have the Missouri Department of Transportation painting and repairing the roads it was plowing all winter last year.

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Politics
9:09 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cole Co. circuit court clerk resigns

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Mrs. Brenda Umstattd has resigned as Circuit Clerk of Cole County after a state audit report was released on Wednesday.

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Politics
9:03 am
Thu April 19, 2012

MoDOT asks for input on state-wide rail service

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The Missouri Department of Transportation wants public input on a $1.3 billion plan for improving and expanding rail service across the state.

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