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12:56 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Missouri And Kansas Lawmakers Tackle New Sessions

Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka Jan 13 for the new legislative session.
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When lawmakers go back to work in Kansas and Missouri, they’ll have some hot issues to keep them warm.

On Monday's Up to Date, state lawmakers from both Kansas and Missouri join us to talk about those contentious topics. In Kansas, the buzz centers around school funding and how the state’s Supreme Court could change the budget for education.

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Government
8:29 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Lee's Summit Lawmaker Who Threatened Resignation Changes His Mind

State Representative Jeff Grisamore, a Republican from Lee's Summit.
Missouri House Communications

A Missouri lawmaker who threatened to resign unless one or both of his key bills survived the last day of the 2013 legislative session is staying put, even though both bills failed to make it out by Friday's deadline.

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Government
4:28 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri

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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts. 

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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
9:40 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Benevolent Tax Credits Bill To Gov. Nixon

A rack of US Department of Agriculture bonus commodities is empty at the Saint Louis Area Food Bank’s warehouse in Earth City.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Two sets of tax credits were passed by Missouri lawmakers Wednesday and sent to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Government
7:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

'Medical Conscience' Bill Receives 1st-Round Approval From Mo. House

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow medical workers to refuse to take part in procedures that violate their religious or ethical beliefs.

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Government
4:37 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Mo. State Rep. Wants To 'Eliminate' Daylight Savings Time By Adopting It Permanently

Legislation in the Missouri House would permanently adopt Daylight Saving Time as the new Standard Time, but only if 20 other states also agree to do so.

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Government
3:40 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Evolution Legislation Moves Through Missouri House

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State and local-level school officials would be required to develop guidelines for teaching evolution under legislation making its way through the Missouri House.

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Government
3:53 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Mo. Lawmaker Wants To Lighten 1st-Time Marijuana Possession Sentences, Expunge Some Records

A St. Louis-area State House member is proposing legislation that would lessen penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in Missouri, and would allow for some misdemeanor criminal records to be expunged.

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Government
3:26 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Smoking In Mo House: GOP, Yes; Dems, No

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Republican members of the Missouri House who smoke will still be able to, while Democrats won’t. That's the result of a new House rule adopted today.

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Government
9:53 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Bill Would Require Election To Fill Vacancies

A Missouri House committee has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.

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Government
5:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

State Legislators In Missouri Discuss Firearms In The Classroom

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled his new public school funding proposal Wednesday.

Legislation pre-filed in the Missouri House would allow teachers to carry firearms in their classrooms.

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Government
4:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Former Missouri Legislator Is Indicted

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A former Kansas City area Missouri  state legislator has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of cheating on disability benefits.

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Headlines
8:19 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 30, 2012

Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
7:31 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 9, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • UMKC Business School Breaks Ground
  • Kansas Republicans Ready For Caucuses
  • Missouri House Votes to Protect Gun Owners
  • Workplace Discrimination Bill Heads To Governor Nixon
  • Opera Explores Nixon’s Visit To China
  • A Fan's Notes: The Madness of March

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Headlines
7:33 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 20, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

  • Missouri House  OKs Spending Limits
  • Charity Head Pleads Guilty To Fraud
  • Painting What He Sees

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KCUR News
10:02 pm
Sat January 15, 2011

Smoking Still Allowed In Missouri House Capitol Offices

Jefferson City, MO – Though the recent trend in Missouri has been to go smoke free, the Missouri House voted Thursday to continue to allow smoking in members' offices in the Capitol building.

Smoking is already banned on the House floor and in the public viewing chambers above. But an attempt was made Thursday to extend that ban to the entire House side of the State Capitol, including the individual offices of every House member. The measure was sponsored by Democrat Jeanette Mott Oxford of St. Louis.

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KCUR News
10:49 am
Wed January 12, 2011

Missouri House OKs Measure Challenging Health Law

Jefferson City, MO – The Republican-dominated Missouri House has passed a non-binding resolution urging state officials to join a multistate lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul and calling on Congress to repeal the law.

The House approved the resolution Tuesday on a vote of 115-46.

The measure calls on Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster to join with other states in suing over the federal health care law passed last year, or to file a separate suit.

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