state senate

12:14 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus

Rep. Mary Still and Sen. Kurt Schaefer debate on the University of Missouri campus on October 2, 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.

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8:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Redistricting affects current Mo. senators

Redistricting of state Senate seats eliminates the posts of current senators.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A bipartisan redistricting commission reached an agreement over Missouri's 34 state Senate districts.

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AM Newscasts
8:53 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Newscast for February 27, 2012

Busing MU students to and from campus could prove more costly if the City of Columbia moves forward with its proposed 2013 budget.

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.
PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Newscast for February 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.
4:14 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

State senator seeks public funding for religious schools

Missouri state Sen. Scott Rupp is sponsoring legislation to abolish language in the Missouri Constitution that prohibits public funding for religious groups to operate schools.
David Shane Flickr


A Missouri state senator says religious groups should not be barred from receiving state funds to operate their schools.

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3:57 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Mo. State Senate works to delay filing

The Missouri State Senate is expected to send the bill to the House on Thursday, Feb. 16, 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.

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5:11 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MO Supreme Court wants map issue to go through lower courts

A portion of the new maps
State of Missouri

The Missouri Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of new state House districts — at least for now.

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PM Newscasts
6:02 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Newscast for January 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.
12:48 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

State legislators consider changing workplace discrimination rules

The capitol building, Jefferson city
j.stephenconn Flickr

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

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