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9:27 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri GOP leaders stand behind Limbaugh Hall of Fame induction

Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are standing behind conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
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Missouri state Senate leadership and other Republican legislators did not disagree with the House Speaker's choice to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Politics
9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Neighbors stress community involvement after shooting

One Columbia man died Sunday afternoon after being shot on North Eighth Street. The shooting is one of many that have recently occurred in Columbia. Police have increased the number of patrollers downtown.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Judge mulls lawsuit over Mo. prayer measure

A central Missouri judge is considering a legal challenge over a state constitutional amendment dealing with prayer.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Joplin High welcomes Obama commencement visit

The Joplin High School class of 2012 will graduate one day later than expected in May, but students will get a memorable commencement speaker in exchange for the delayed ceremony.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Missouri falls below expected revenue in February

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering
MoNewsHorizon Flickr

The Missouri Office of Administration released today the General Revenue report for February. 

According to the report, general revenue collections have increased 2.4 percent in the 2012 fiscal year. But so far, that’s below the projected 2.7 percent increase. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering  says the state is confident it will meet projections, due to pay raises and an increase in jobs.

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Politics
11:06 am
Thu March 1, 2012

House members debate day care bill

Legislation cracking down on unlicensed day care providers evoked emotional testimony in a House committee hearing.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

US Senate candidate Steelman chooses Tilley as campaign chairman

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has recruited the speaker of the Missouri House to serve as her campaign chairman.

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Health & Wealth Update
11:15 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Bill would require coverage of eating disorders

Annie Seal testifies before a Senate committee yesterday in Jefferson City.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

In 1995, Rick Stream's 18-year-old daughter died in bed. For several years she'd been struggling with bulimia and that night her heart finally heart stopped beating, weakened from low potassium levels. Now, Stream is a state representative, and he's sponsoring a bill in the Missouri House that would require health insurance companies to cover treatment for eating disorders -- treatment he says could have saved his daughter's life if his insurance had paid for it.

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Politics
5:13 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Candidates flock to Jeff. City to file

File photo

Candidates for the Missouri General Assembly, for Governor and for other statewide offices can now file to run.  Hundreds flocked to Jefferson City today and lined up outside the doors of the Secretary of State’s office to file their paperwork.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Democratic dynasties set to clash in August

house.gov

Accusations of impropriety are already flying Tuesday after members of two Democratic political dynasties filed paperwork to run against each other in August.  US Representative Russ Carnahan, whose current seat was eliminated in redistricting, will challenge incumbent William Lacy Clay in the 1st Congressional District.

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Politics
8:27 am
Tue February 28, 2012

State high court hears testimony against new House map

Opponents of the proposed new state House map complain the process was done behind closed doors.
File KBIA

The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the new State House redistricting map. 

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Politics
8:20 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Mo. senators face uncertain filing date

State senators have no idea when they should file for office after the Missouri Supreme Court threw out a new version of the state redistricting lines.
j.stephenconn flickr

The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the Senate redistricting map, leaving Senators questioning whether to file early or not.

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Politics
3:47 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Mo. levee group to meet with Congressman Cleaver

Missouri levee
Flickr USACEpublicaffairs

 

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be among the participants at a Missouri River meeting next month.

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Politics
8:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Redistricting affects current Mo. senators

Redistricting of state Senate seats eliminates the posts of current senators.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A bipartisan redistricting commission reached an agreement over Missouri's 34 state Senate districts.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Sen. Stouffer weighs in on new state senate map

State of Missouri

The State Redistricting Commission created new boundaries for Missouri’s 34 Senate districts when it voted to approve a map preliminarily Thursday. 

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Global Journalist
5:30 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Exploring the rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigeria appears to be on the verge of a civil war. The instigator of escalating sectarian conflict seems to be a militant Islamic sect known as the Boko Haram. 

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Politics
2:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House bill would change vacancy appointees

Missouri voters could decide whether to change the way in which replacements are selected for vacancies in statewide offices.

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Politics
2:29 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. House passes English driver's license requirement

Those who want to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.
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Anyone hoping to get a Missouri driver's license would have to understand English under legislation passed by the state House.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. state senate backs new robocall limits

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would forbid automated phone calls known as "robocalls" from going to numbers on the state's no-call list.

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Politics
1:52 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

State senator backs new distracted driving charge

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel could be charged with a misdemeanor — even if they haven't broken any other laws — under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Politics
1:47 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mo. GOP attorney general race gains another candidate

Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren will join Ed Martin as a GOP challenger to current Attorney General Chris Koster.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

 

The Republican race for Missouri's attorney general's office has gained a second candidate.

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Politics
9:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Missouri assembly debates Obama birth control law

Medical coverage of birth control under Pres. Barack Obama's contraception mandate is sparking debate among Missouri representatives.

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Commission redrawing state senate districts reaches accord

A ten-member commission chosen by Gov. Jay Nixon to draw a new map for Missouri’s State Senate districts has reached a tentative agreement.

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Talking Politics
8:49 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Talking Politics for February 21, 2012

This week on Talking Politics, we delve the controversy and complexity surrounding the debate over the redrawing of both state and federal representative districts.

Crisis In The Housing Market
11:01 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

With Banks As Landlords, Some Tenants Neglected

Luz Escamilla's bedroom walls are stained with the blood of bedbugs. She says she doesn't want to bleach them until reps from CW Capital, her landlord, pay an in-person visit to her Maryland home.
Aarti Shahani NPR

Across the country, big banks and other large investors are buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed rental properties. They're not always model landlords, according to tenants and regulators. Some banks are failing to follow local and state housing codes, leaving tenants to live in squalor — without even a number to call in the most dire situations.

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Politics
3:10 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Koster to appeal for state science initiatives

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a state fund designed to offer incentives to science or technology companies.
File KBIA

 

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to appeal a court ruling that invalidated a state fund designed to offer incentives to science or technology companies.

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