Missouri Senate http://kcur.org en Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-student-transfer-bill <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on legislation to lessen the effects of the state's student transfer law.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wide-ranging bill attempts to address both the law and unaccredited districts. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:18:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51860 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Student Transfer Bill Missouri And Kansas Lawmakers Tackle New Sessions http://kcur.org/post/missouri-and-kansas-lawmakers-tackle-new-sessions <p>When lawmakers go back to work in Kansas and Missouri, they’ll have some hot issues to keep them warm.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, 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.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:56:18 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49329 at http://kcur.org Missouri And Kansas Lawmakers Tackle New Sessions Missouri Senate Votes To Overhaul Prevailing Wage http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-votes-overhaul-prevailing-wage <p></p><p>The Missouri Senate has passed a House bill that would overhaul the state’s prevailing wage for public works projects.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current state law, the prevailing wage paid to workers of a certain trade is calculated based on surveys from contractors on a public works project.&nbsp; The bill approved by the Senate last night would instead require wage surveys to be split between union and non-union employers, and the prevailing wage would be set by the group that reported more hours of work.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Dan Brown of Rolla handled the bill in the Senate.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:47:08 +0000 Maria Carter 35935 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Rejects Senate’s Budget, Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-rejects-senate-s-budget-another-medicaid-expansion-attempt <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House&nbsp;</a>has formally rejected the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">&nbsp;Senate&nbsp;</a>version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:12:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35930 at http://kcur.org Missouri Legislature's Hot-Button Issues http://kcur.org/post/missouri-legislatures-hot-button-issues <p></p><p>Things have been <strong>heating up</strong> in Jefferson City during this <strong>legislative session</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34922 at http://kcur.org Missouri Legislature's Hot-Button Issues Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/common-core-standards-tested-missouri <p>The <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education</a> is moving forward with plans to fully implement new standards for math, English and language arts.&nbsp; Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:28:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34417 at http://kcur.org Common Core Standards Tested In Missouri Missouri Legislative Session At The Half http://kcur.org/post/missouri-legislative-session-half <p>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. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:37:13 +0000 Steve Bell & Marshall Griffin 33544 at http://kcur.org Missouri Legislative Session At The Half Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Benevolent Tax Credits Bill To Gov. Nixon http://kcur.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-benevolent-tax-credits-bill-gov-nixon <p>Two sets of tax credits were passed by Missouri lawmakers Wednesday and sent to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D). Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:40:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33467 at http://kcur.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Benevolent Tax Credits Bill To Gov. Nixon Top Of The Morning News : March 13, 2013 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-march-13-2013-0 <p><strong>Missouri Senate Passes Tax Overhaul</strong></p><p>Over objections from Gov. Jay Nixon, the Missouri Senate has passed a tax overhaul that would cut income taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars annually for residents and businesses. It would also boost sales taxes.</p><p>The legislation is promoted by supporters as the most dramatic change to Missouri’s tax policies in decades. It’s prompted by a desire to compete with sweeping income tax cuts in Kansas.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:47:01 +0000 Dan Verbeck 33402 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News : March 13, 2013 'Medical Conscience' Bill Receives 1st-Round Approval From Mo. House http://kcur.org/post/medical-conscience-bill-receives-1st-round-approval-mo-house <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> 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. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:57:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33331 at http://kcur.org Home Brewers Bill Passes Mo. Senate http://kcur.org/post/home-brewers-bill-passes-mo-senate <p>Legislation that would allow home brewers to bring home-made beer to festivals has passed the Missouri Senate.&nbsp; Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:59:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33209 at http://kcur.org Home Brewers Bill Passes Mo. Senate Missouri Senate Moves To Lower Tax Credits http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-moves-lower-tax-credits <p>The Missouri Senate has passed a wide-ranging tax credit bill that drastically lowers the caps on Historic Preservation and Low Income Housing programs.&nbsp; It would cap Historic Preservation incentives at $50 million a year, instead of the current $140 million, and Low Income Housing incentives would be capped at $55 million a year, instead of the current $190 million.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill is now in the hands of the Missouri House, where Speaker Tim Jones has indicated that he and other House leaders don’t like the drastic cuts.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:39:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32782 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Works Late On Tax Credit Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-works-late-tax-credit-bill <p>The Missouri Senate spent several hours Tuesday night working on a wide-ranging tax credit bill, which they gave first-round approval to around 3:20 Wednesday morning.&nbsp; The Senate bill would drastically cut incentives for Historic Preservation and low income housing.</p><p>Historic Preservation tax credits would be capped at $45 million &nbsp;a year, instead of the current $140 million, and low income Housing incentives would be capped at $50 million a year.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill is sponsored by Republican Senator Eric Schmitt of St. Louis County.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:18:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32634 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Works Late On Tax Credit Bill Proposed Legislation Would Require Gun Owning Parents To Notify Schools http://kcur.org/post/proposed-legislation-would-require-gun-owning-parents-notify-schools <p>Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30838 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Hopes For Compromise On 'Fiscal Cliff' http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-hopes-compromise-fiscal-cliff <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, says that falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, the deep program cuts, and big tax increases set to hit January 1st wouldn’t be as dramatic as some people imagine. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:17:51 +0000 Frank Morris 29757 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Hopes For Compromise On 'Fiscal Cliff' Battle Comes To An End In US Senate Race http://kcur.org/post/battle-comes-end-us-senate-race <p>Suburban Missouri has been a battleground in the U.S. Senate race. KCUR’s Frank Morris was in Chesterfield, outside St. Louis, with the Akin campaign, before he conceded to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:43:21 +0000 Frank Morris 27179 at http://kcur.org Battle Comes To An End In US Senate Race Akin On ‘Dog’ Comment: Everybody Knew What I Meant http://kcur.org/post/akin-dog-comment-everybody-knew-what-i-meant <p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:55:45 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26395 at http://kcur.org Akin On ‘Dog’ Comment: Everybody Knew What I Meant McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-and-akin-face-each-other-final-debate <p>Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin squared off in their final debate of the campaign Thursday night. Those hoping for a slugfest were probably disappointed.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26248 at http://kcur.org McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate Ad Watch: Missouri Senate Race http://kcur.org/post/ad-watch-missouri-senate-race-0 <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will lock horns with Rep. Todd Akin in the second and final debate tonight. The Senate race in Missouri has produced some of this year’s most memorable - and controversial - commercials.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison 26197 at http://kcur.org Ad Watch: Missouri Senate Race Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-may-8-2012 <p>State Senator shuts down debate on veterans&rsquo; homes.&nbsp; Action is needed soon to pass a tax plan in Kansas this year. It&rsquo;s a daily wrap up of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:18:32 +0000 Maria Carter 17291 at http://kcur.org Blunt beats Purgason, prepares to battle Carnahan http://kcur.org/post/blunt-beats-purgason-prepares-battle-carnahan <p>Roy Blunt, a congressman from southwest Missouri, won a nine-way Republican Senate primary over tea party contender Chuck Purgason. Blunt had 71 percent of the vote to Purgason's 13 percent.</p> Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:41:20 +0000 KCUR 6914 at http://kcur.org