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Talking Politics for May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012
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This week we sit down with Columbia Daily Tribune statehouse reporter Rudy Keller to discuss the big issues facing the General Assembly as the end of the legislative session approaches.

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Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that could help military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector jobs.

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Apr 30, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Columbia banks work together to help low-income earners.
  • Columbia looks to bring natural gas to the city.
  • Missouri state Senate examining legislation preventing aiming to prevent failed business ventures.

Talking Politics for February 14, 2012

Feb 14, 2012
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This week on Talking Politics, a voter ID bill passes through the Missouri House of Representatives and we discuss Gov. Jay Nixon's curious relationship with both the press and legislators.

Legislation to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state is again coming up in state Senate.

A senate panel last week endorsed two bills that would make it a misdemeanor to require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment.

One of the two proposals, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, would go before voters if it passes the Legislature. The other would go to the governor's desk.

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Legislation that would change Missouri’s workplace discrimination standards is getting attention this week by both State House and Senate members.