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8:51 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Blunt, McCaskill In Agreement On Internet Sales Tax

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Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) is one of many co-sponsors of a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.

Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state.

As NPR's Planet Money puts it:

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Republican leaders set out key issues at Boone County Lincoln Days Banquet

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U.S Senator Roy Blunt said as long as there is Republican House of Representatives there will be no more tax increases passed by Congress. The Senator from Missouri said spending caps will help ease the federal budget in the next 10 years.

Blunt made the remarks in Columbia Friday, at the annual Boone County Lincoln Days Banquet, where Blunt and Missourian Republican leaders set out some of the issues that might be key to their 2014 election campaigns.

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Politics
5:46 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

McCaskill and Blunt to split votes on Hagel as Secretary of Defense

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U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt will split their differences on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s prospects to be the next Secretary of Defense.

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PM Newscasts
7:05 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Newscast for January 24, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, incuding:

  • Blunt calls lifting of combat ban 'inevitable'
  • Nixon pledges to boost funding for all levels of education
  • Airplane concerns stalls Mo. cabinet nomination
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Politics
7:00 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Blunt calls lifting of combat ban 'inevitable'

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
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The pentagon announced Thursday the lifting of a ban on women serving in combat. With the policy reversal, women will have the opportunity to serve in combat if they meet certain "gender-neutral standards."

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Politics
3:32 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Sen McCaskill calls for closure in levee gap

Sen. McCaskill has teamed up with two Republicans to push for the closure of a levee gap.
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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is joining two Republican colleagues in calling for federal agencies to move ahead with plans to close a 1,500-foot gap in a southeast Missouri levee, a project long delayed over environmental concerns.

McCaskill sent a letter in mid-December to the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, calling uncertainty and delays in the project "unacceptable."

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Politics
8:49 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Blunt, McCaskill take opposing views on Senate rule changes

U.S. Capitol
KBIA

Averting big, abrupt tax increases and spending cuts isn’t the only issue pressing in Washington this week.

The U.S. Senate may soon move to fundamentally change the way it does business, and Missouri’s two senators are on opposing sides of that debate.

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Politics
5:15 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Business
8:06 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri's two US Senators divided on 'fiscal cliff'

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With a looming so-called fiscal cliff and a split of control in Congress, President Barack Obama and federal legislators are under pressure to come to a quick solution. But Missouri’s senators have taken sides over a tax hike in the President’s plan.

When it comes to solving the fiscal cliff problem, the biggest disagreement between Republicans and Democrats in Congress deals with raising the tax rate on the wealthiest Americans. Missouri’s two senators have fallen in line with their parties and sit in opposite corners on the issue.

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Politics
5:17 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

McCaskill, Blunt take opposing stances on taxes

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Missouri's two U.S. senators are taking opposite positions on whether to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff facing the economy.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Wednesday that she supports President Barack Obama's insistence that top income-earners should face higher tax rates. But Republican Sen. Roy Blunt said he opposes increasing the tax rates for anyone.

The divide between Missouri's senators is emblematic of the stalemate in Washington.

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Politics
9:44 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Missouri to decide on Medicaid expansion

The capitol building, Jefferson city
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruling, upholding the federal health law, has provided more clarity to the region and country. 

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Politics
4:02 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board

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The U.S. Senate passed a new half-trillion dollar farm bill today, funding programs from farm subsidies to food stamps for the next five years. Both of Missouri's senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.

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Stl Public Radio
12:54 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

US Senate upholds limits on power plant air pollution

Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 5:57 pm

Updated at 5:50 p.m. to add comments from Senator Roy Blunt.

The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill that would have done away with new federal limits on mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants.

The resolution introduced by Republican Senator James Inhofe would have eliminated the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency in December.

Missouri’s senators were divided on the issue.

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Politics
9:14 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Blunt to inspect Missouri River management system

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will inspect the Missouri River management system.
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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven plan to make their own inspections of dams and levees along the Missouri River.

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PM Newscasts
5:50 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Newscast for May 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri House.
  • Missouri Senator Rob Schaaf attempts to block legislation authorizing government database to track prescription drugs.
  • Columbia College breaks ground on $14 million science building Thursday.
  • Missouri lawmakers unlikely to pass legislation making I-70 a toll raod in 2012.

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