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Missouri lawmaker is proposing legislation to make it harder to pass amendments to the state constitution. Republican Representative Elijah Haahr pre filed House Joint Resolution Four on Tuesday to raise the current fifty percent plus one standard to sixty percent to approve constitutional amendments.

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Debate has stalled in the Missouri Senate over legislation that would reinstate a limit on certain damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state Supreme Court struck down the previous cap.

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The Missouri House has passed legislation attempting to make criminals out of U.S. authorities who enforce federal firearm laws in Missouri.

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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would require older children in foster care to visit colleges.

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The Missouri House has approved legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies outlined in a 1992 United Nations document that could affect private property rights.

Mo. workers could keep gun in locked cars

Apr 10, 2013
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The Missouri House has advanced legislation guaranteeing state workers the right to keep firearms in their vehicles on state property when they're on the job.

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Some Missouri senators are pressing the state's driver's license agency to stop collecting documents from people with concealed gun permits.

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A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states such as Kansas.

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Missouri senators have endorsed legislation creating new incentives for high-tech businesses and international exports while paring back existing tax credits.

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Members of a panel created to review Missouri’s tax credits, are leaning towards recommending that the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits be cut nearly in half.  The incentives program is popular with developers, but Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and a group of Republican State Senators say it’s draining off revenues from the state budget.

Republicans choose Dempsey as Mo. Senate president

Nov 8, 2012
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The Missouri Senate will be led by new people when it convenes for the 2013 session.

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Missouri congressman Todd Akin has amended a decade's worth of federal financial reports to add nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received over that time.

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Missouri Democratic and Republican strategists weighed in on the campaign trail for their parties after Wednesday night's first Presidential debate.

Republican women in Columbia prepare for November 6

Oct 3, 2012
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According to a Rutgers University study, during every Presidential election since 1964, more women have turned out to vote than men. That proportion has been increasing significantly in the last few elections, in 2008, almost 10 million more women voted than men, out of about 130 million votes cast.

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A conservative fundraising group has endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin and is pledging to direct $290,000 to the Republican's campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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Missouri Rep. Todd Akin says the U.S. should suspend aid to Egypt because of the attack on the U.S. embassy and the repeated burning of American flags by Egyptians.

Senator Blunt backing Romney

Apr 6, 2012

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he expects most of his fellow Republican congressman will be lining up behind GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by the end of the month.

Newscast for March 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

 

This is regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • House Democrats are backing legislation that would toughen Missouri's ethics standards 
  • Medical patients may soon have greater access to donor cartilage 
  • A petition seeks to get funding for youth mental health service
  • The Republican caucus in St. Charles county likely to be rescheduled 

 

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Missouri’s presidential primary is today, but one of the leading GOP candidates is not on the ballot.

Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson

Jan 30, 2012
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Two of Missouri's three Republican senatorial candidates are expected to meet in a debate in Branson.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman both have committed to participate in Monday night's debate. The third candidate — St. Louis businessman John Brunner — is not planning to attend.

All three Republicans are seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November elections.

Monday's debate is to be held at the Branson High School Auditorium, which has room for several hundred people.