Missouri General Assembly

Traffic Cameras
3:20 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Missouri Bill Seeks To Let Voters Decide On Traffic Camera Legality

A new bill introduced to the Missouri General Assembly is seeking to give Missourians the option to vote on the legality of red light and speeding cameras.
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A new bill introduced to the Missouri General Assembly seeks to give voters the choice to ban the use and enforcement of red light and speeding cameras statewide.

Earlier this month, the Missouri Supreme Court heard three cases testing the legality of traffic cameras. But Mo. Rep. Paul Curtman (R) of the 109th District wants to give the final say to voters.

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Election 2014
8:48 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Voter Guide To Missouri Amendment 10 On Gubernatorial Power

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 10 is seen as a continuation of politicized fights between Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (pictured above) and the General Assembly over budget withholdings.
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A constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot could limit gubernatorial power over the state's budget. 

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 10 seeks to restrict the governor's power to withhold revenue based on projected budget shortfalls. It has quickly become one of the most politicized amendments on the ballot.

Ballot language:

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Central Standard
12:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Missouri's General Assembly Faces Governor Nixon's Vetoes

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Two bills recently vetoed by Governor Nixon are on the table for the Missouri General Assembly. Republicans are seeking to overthrow the governor's vetoes on two separate bills dealing with tax cuts and gun control.

House Bill 253 is a tax cut proposal for individuals, business owners, and corporations. The bill seeks to make Missouri more competitive with Kansas and to a more tax-friendly state. Governor Nixon vetoed House Bill 253 because he said it would gut funding for education and social services.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Payday Loans Elude Stiffer Regulation In MO

Short-term lenders make big profits in Missouri. QC, which mostly does business as Quik Cash, has 101 outlets in Missouri and in 2012, one-third of the company's profits came from the state, twice as much as from California, its second-most profitable state.
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Payday lenders are notorious for their sky high interest rates, and the people who use these storefront creditors are oftentimes the ones least able to pay.

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with ProPublica reporter Paul Kiel about the situation in Missouri, where attempts to regulate these businesses—such as capping interest rates—keep getting defeated.  

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Up to Date
9:25 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Legislative Wrap-up: Missouri General Assembly

Missouri capital building

The Missouri General Assembly wraps up today. Will your income taxes be cut? Will sales taxes jump to pay for highways?

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Government
9:37 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Missouri Legislative Session At The Half

Missouri Capitol Building, Jefferson City, Mo.
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At approximately the half-way mark for its 2013 session, the Missouri General Assembly has in some ways performed as expected, but has also delivered some genuine surprises.

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Government
3:31 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Governor Nixon Begins Second Term

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Jay Nixon has been sworn in for his second and final four-year term as Missouri Governor. 

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Up to Date
11:33 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Missouri House Elects New Speaker

Tim Jones (R, Eureka) stands behind the podium shortly after being sworn in as Speaker of the Missouri House.
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The Missouri House of Representatives has a new speaker: Tim Jones.  Jones is a Republican from Eureka, Mo.

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