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Newscast for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

Higher education bill in Capitol may not be too helpful

Apr 13, 2012

A bill proposing to aid Missouri colleges and universities may not as helpful as originally thought.

Two rallies in Jefferson City today each called for the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and for employers to have the right to not provide coverage for birth control.

Several hundred people attended the rally held at the State Capitol, led by several religious leaders.  Maggie Karner with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod told the crowd that President Obama’s birth control mandate is an attack on religious freedom.

“This debate is simply about us being forced to pay for products and services that are contrary to our religious beliefs, and we cannot be expected to check our faith at the door," Karner said.

Missouri lawmakers have left Jefferson City for their annual spring break.  House leaders touted their first-half accomplishments while downplaying controversy over Speaker Steven Tilley’s decision to induct Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Newscast for February 22, 2012

Feb 22, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional
  • A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers
  • Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul
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Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls.

Talking Politics for February 7, 2012

Feb 8, 2012

This week on Talking Politics we take a look back at the week that was in Jefferson City, where education policy and funding dominated much of the debate.

Newscast for January 30, 2012

Jan 30, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Legislation making Missouri a "right-to-work" state returns to the state Capitol.
  • A proposed bill would abolish the death penalty in Missouri, but its detractors greatly outnumber its supporters.
  • Republican hopefuls for Claire McCaskill's U.S. Senate seat will debate in a Branson high school auditorium tonight.