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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.

Warm winter temperatures lead to MoDOT maintenance

Apr 19, 2012

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

Cole Co. circuit court clerk resigns

Apr 19, 2012

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

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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.

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Continuing updates on a new hearing for Ryan Ferguson.
  • Columbia schools placed on lockdown.
  • MoDOT wants input on a billion dollar plan for state-wide rail service.

13 confirmed cases of E. coli have been reported in Mid-Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

Newscast for April 18, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Ryan Ferguson hearing continues in Jefferson City.
  • More on confirmed e. coli. cases in Missouri.
  • Missouri House endorses law making undercover filming of agriculture facilities a crime.

Talking Politics for April 17, 2012

Apr 17, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics, we look into the indictment of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson--a man many long-time statehouse figures held in high esteem.

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