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Fri March 8, 2013
Top Of The Morning News: March 8, 2013
A proposed change to Kansas alcohol laws would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and liquor. A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that is aimed at removing any state subsidies for abortion, even tax credits or exemptions.
Questions Linger About Gas Company's Evacuation At JJ's
As several investigations continue into the explosion of JJ’s Restaurant, the role Missouri Gas Energy played in its response to the emergency is being questioned by experts and a witness who say the utility didn’t follow industry standards or its own advice. Read more here.
Supporters, Opponents of Kansas Liquor Law Change Sound Off
A proposed change to Kansas alcohol laws would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and liquor. Currently, wine and spirits are only available at dedicated liquor stores. Find out what supporters and opponents have to say here.
Kansas House Committee Approves Abortion Bill
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that is aimed at removing any state subsidies for abortion, even tax credits or exemptionsMuch of the debate focused on part of the bill that prohibits employees of an abortion provider from teaching sex education in schools. Learn more here.
Mo. Senate Hears Drug Monitoring Program Proposals
Two bills that would create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri received a hearing Thursday before a State Senate committee. But one version of the bill is structured in a way that’s designed to block the proposal. Read more here.
Missouri House Fast Tracks Digital Document Bill
Republican leaders in the Missouri House are promising to fast track legislation that would forbid the state from scanning and storing documents of residents who apply for conceal-carry endorsements. Some GOP lawmakers have accused the state agency of forwarding copies of conceal-carry applications and other documents to the federal Homeland Security department. Find out more here.