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8:18 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill

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Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 8:20 pm

A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

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5:17 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Emails Show Nixon Administration Involvement In Accidental Medicine Tax

Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 9:44 am

Updated 5:02 p.m. May 31

Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting an apparently inadvertent tax increase on prescription medications.

The prescription tax hike is included in a bill passed by the Legislature that cuts the state's income tax. Nixon has indicated he may veto the bill.

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8:38 am
Wed April 10, 2013

State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 6:39 am

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the Department of Revenue (DOR) from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.

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6:23 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Lower state income tax debated

Missouri State Capitol
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The Missouri Senate granted preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would decrease the state income tax by 0.75 percent.

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7:54 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation

In Jefferson City, Mo., Senate Republicans have scuttled Gov. Jay Nixon's nominee to direct the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a phased-in tax overhaul designed to help the Show-Me State compete with neighboring Kansas, which recently slashed its tax rates.

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3:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal

A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation that would make CPR training mandatory for high school graduates, beginning in the fall of 2014.
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A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states such as Kansas.

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8:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 2:02 pm

Legislation is moving through the Missouri Senate that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.

State Senator Will Kraus (R, Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring Senate Bill 251.  He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.

“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting (it) into state statute," Kraus said.  "But we’re also adding a few places that we think these cards shouldn’t be used at:  amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, (or) to purchase alcohol, tobacco (or) lottery tickets.”

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9:24 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Mo. Senate approves unemployment changes

People fired for sleeping on the job and missing work could have a harder time getting unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed by the Missouri Senate.

The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace. The change would make it harder for people to qualify for unemployment insurance after they are fired.

Supporters say the bill will protect businesses from liability and give them more freedom to fire employees who misbehave at work.

3:06 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Mo. attorney general wants $3 million to remodel office

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate the Broadway State Office Building.
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Chris Koster's office is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate its space.

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