state senate Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus By Connor Wist & Jessica Reese • Oct 3, 2012 Connor Wist / KBIA Higher education funding and the state budget were the dominant topics in the most recent state senate debate between incumbent Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer and his Democratic challenger, Representative Mary Still. Redistricting affects current Mo. senators By Associated Press • Feb 27, 2012 Ryan Famuliner / KBIA A bipartisan redistricting commission reached an agreement over Missouri's 34 state Senate districts. Newscast for February 27, 2012 By Scott Kanowsky • Feb 27, 2012 File / KBIA Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Analysis of an agreement reached over new state Senate districts. Columbia Transit is looking to cut costs from its 2013 budget. Some Missourians will have to pay more out-of-pocket for Medicaid coverage under new state plan. Newscast for February 15, 2012 By Nick Gass • Feb 15, 2012 Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Timothy Wolfe reports for his first day as UM System president. Missouri's Senate is in the process of extending the candidate filing deadline. Chris Koster urges action on Missouri's Second Injury Fund. State senator seeks public funding for religious schools By Associated Press • Feb 15, 2012 David Shane / Flickr A Missouri state senator says religious groups should not be barred from receiving state funds to operate their schools. Mo. State Senate works to delay filing By Associated Press • Feb 15, 2012 File Photo / KBIA The state Senate is moving quickly to try to postpone Missouri's candidacy filing period because of uncertainties over the state's new legislative districts. MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts By Associated Press • Jan 26, 2012 State of Missouri The Missouri Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of new state House districts — at least for now. Newscast for January 25, 2012 By Nick Gass • Jan 25, 2012 Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: The Missouri Cattlemen's Association is backing a bill to increase weight limits for hauling livestock on state highways. A proposed compromise on a texting-and-driving law falls flat in the Missouri Senate. Missouri has the nation's highest black homicide rate for the second straight year. State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules By Marshall Griffin • Jan 24, 2012 j.stephenconn / Flickr Legislation that would change Missouri’s workplace discrimination standards is getting attention this week by both State House and Senate members.