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5:18 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Debate stalls on Mo. liability limits legislation

Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City
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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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Politics
10:29 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House tries to outlaw federal gun laws

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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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Politics
3:48 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Mo. bill would allow college visit for foster kids

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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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Politics
5:11 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Mo. House OKs measure targeting UN agreement

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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.

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Politics
4:22 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Mo. workers could keep gun in locked cars

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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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Politics
3:49 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Mo. official hesitant to stop copying gun permits

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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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Politics
3:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training mandatory for high school graduates, beginning in the fall of 2014.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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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Politics
5:10 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Mo. Senate endorses tax incentive overhaul

Ryan Famuliner KBIA

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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Politics
5:28 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Panel to review Historic Preservation tax credit

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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.

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Politics
4:27 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Republicans choose Dempsey as Mo. Senate president

In Jefferson City, Mo., Senate Republicans have scuttled Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee to direct the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
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The Missouri Senate will be led by new people when it convenes for the 2013 session.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Congressman Todd Akin fails to report state pension

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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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Politics
4:52 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

State and local party leaders discuss first of three presidential debates

President Barack Obama and Republic Presidential nominee Mitt Romney debated in the first of three debates on the night of October 3rd.
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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.

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Politics
12:14 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Republican women in Columbia prepare for November 6

Sherry Berry makes calls for her husband's campaign.
Jessica Reese KBIA

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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Politics
4:20 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri

Andrew Yost KBIA

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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Politics
4:11 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Representative Todd Akin calls for U.S. suspension of aid to Egypt

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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.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Senator Blunt backing Romney

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.

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PM Newscasts
6:09 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Newscast for March 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 

 

Politics
10:41 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Missourians head to polls for primary that won't count

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

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Politics
1:27 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson

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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.