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8:53 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Small number of donors, big influence in Missouri

Missouri Capitol
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A small handful of donors account for the bulk of money raised for statewide candidates and ballot measures in Missouri.

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8:46 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Missouri governor endorses Keystone oil pipeline

Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.

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8:43 am
Tue March 4, 2014

House panel to consider new primary election date

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A Missouri House panel is considering whether to move the state's primary elections to June.

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4:13 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Winter Weather causing cancellation of Missouri legislature

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Winter weather has led the Missouri Legislature to cancel most of its activities.

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3:51 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Governor Nixon to go on trade mission to Canada

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Governor Jay Nixon is going on a trade mission to Canada next week to bolster trade relationships.

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8:21 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Missouri House Passes Photo ID Requirement For Voting

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Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

The Missouri House has passed two pieces of legislation that would usher in photo ID requirements for voters.

First, the House passed HJR 47, a proposed constitutional amendment to allow for photo ID requirements at the polls. This proposed amendment would also need voter approval.

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8:16 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Missouri ethanol rule on track to take effect

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Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer.

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8:13 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate to resume debate on abortion measure

The Senate Majority Leader says legislation to extend Missouri's abortion waiting period will be debated this week.

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8:09 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate bill would give tax cut to homeowners

Missouri Capitol
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Every homeowner in Missouri could get a one-time tax refund under legislation pending in the state Senate.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Number of military records believed lost increases

Federal employees are looking into the disappearance of thousands of military files from a St. Louis federal records center.
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The number of missing or destroyed military records at a federal government warehouse in St. Louis is significantly larger than initially believed.

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Politics
4:01 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Gov. Nixon approves $132 million to renovate state facilities

Gov. Jay Nixon decided to renovate selected state facilities following an earlier statement that Missouri's economy has improved since last July.
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has given the go-ahead to spend $132 million on improvements to the Capitol and other state facilities.

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6:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Proposed amendment would limit budget cuts made by governors

The measure would block any budget decision made by the governor that would hold back money allocated to pay a public debt.
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Missouri governors would be barred from making budget cuts to schools under a proposed constitutional amendment passed by the Senate.

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Politics
5:49 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Controversial feminist group gets spotlight in 'Ukraine is Not a Brothel'

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Listen to Joshua Teasley's interview with filmmaker Kitty Green.

This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.  Find the rest of them here or download the podcast on iTunes.

“Ukraine is Not a Brothel” gives an intimate look at the world’s most controversial feminist movement.  Femen created a media frenzy in Europe as its members spoke out against patriarchy by way of topless demonstrations -- writing protest messages on their bare chests. As the movement gets larger, Femen's activists learn they must face the dark forces that power their organization.

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3:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Bill linking tax brackets to inflation passes House

The bill heading to the Senate would connect individual income tax brackets to inflation beginning in 2015.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that could lower taxes for many Missourians by linking the state's tax brackets to inflation.

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3:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

House approves voter ID requirement bill

Two bills changing identification requirements for Missouri voters head to the Senate following approval in the House. Missourians would then vote on the constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.
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The Missouri House has passed legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

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