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Republican Rick Stream waited until the deadline to go to court Thursday and request a recount in the close contest he lost Nov. 4 for St. Louis County executive.

Stream lost by fewer than 1,800 votes to Democrat Steve Stenger, who is to be sworn in on Jan. 1.

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The shooting of Brown in Ferguson could alter the political dynamics of the upcoming election for St. Louis County executive.

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  The proposed student transfer fix is now on its way to Governor Jay Nixon.  In addition to allowing individual school buildings to be accredited instead of districts as a whole, the bill would also allow some students to transfer from unaccredited public schools to private, nonsectarian schools.  Republican Rick Stream of St. Louis County handled the bill in the House. 

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Missouri lawmakers are putting more money into the budget to try to speed up the results of newborn blood screenings.

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Missouri had expected to receive about $130 million this April under an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies.

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Missouri House budget writers are expected to complete work this week on a spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.

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Republican House leaders are scrapping Gov. Jay Nixon's recommendations for Missouri's budget.

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Missouri lawmakers have questions about Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to issue bonds for a new facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

Gov. Jay Nixon wants to issue $198 million of bonds and pay them off through annual legislative appropriations. He proposes setting aside $14 million this year and an additional $14 million in the 2015 budget for initial bond payments.

Mo. officials weighing funding increases

Oct 28, 2013
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After years of talking about less spending, some Missouri officials now are talking about more.