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The Missouri Senate has been shut down by one Senator over which version of legislation for veterans’ homes will be adopted.  Republican Jason Crowell and several allies tied up the Senate for nearly 12 hours Monday and are provoking a showdown with Senate leaders.

Newscast for May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012
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Columbia area residents and officials have started developing recommendations for cleaning up a local waterway.

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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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The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health.

Columbia Independent School names new director

May 3, 2012

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

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

Newscast for May 03, 2012

May 3, 2012

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

Mo. senators continue budget negotiations

May 2, 2012
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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.

Newscast for May 02, 2012

May 2, 2012
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  • 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.
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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.

Newscast for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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State of Missouri considers new slogan

Apr 30, 2012
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A new slogan may be included in marketing the state of Missouri. 

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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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The State Senate is considering legislation aiming to prevent economic disasters like Mamtek’s failed factory project in Moberly.

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Apr 30, 2012

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.

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Apr 30, 2012
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  • 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.

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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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. 

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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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.

Newscast for April 25, 2012

Apr 25, 2012
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Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Apr 24, 2012

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.

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Apr 24, 2012
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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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The state budget for next year is being blocked in the Missouri Senate by a group of fiscally conservative Republicans.

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012
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  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
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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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Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.

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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