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Missouri lawmakers have begun pre-filing bills for the 2013 regular session.

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The Missouri House of Representatives has a new speaker: Tim Jones.  Jones is a Republican from Eureka, Mo.

Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill designed to thwart President Obama’s contraceptive mandate in Missouri. 

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President Obama surprised the country on Friday by unveiling a new immigration policy

Lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas wrap up their legislative sessions.  A study finds compared to 50 years ago more severe weather is hitting the Midwest.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Redistricting maps in Kansas could be decided in the federal courts.  The Missouri Senate passes a tax credit Bill.  It’s a daily digest of headlines form KCUR.

Missouri is one of more than a dozen states using funds from a $25 billion mortgage settlement to plug unrelated budget gaps, according to the New York Times and a report from Enterprise Community Partners, an affordable housing group.

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Kansas City shifts strategies on how to deal with violent crime.  Missouri lawmakers take on everything from workers’ compensation to keeping the Jayhawk off of Missouri license plates.  That and more from KCUR.

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The Missouri House has approved language designed to bar the creation of a Kansas Jayhawks specialty license plate. The measure was added onto a larger higher education bill passed by the House Tuesday.

Despite a tax bill headed to the governor’s desk, tax negotiations continue in Kansas.  Rush Limbaugh is inducted to the Hall of Famous Missourians.  Report critics floor management on the Missouri River.  That and more news from KCUR.

Missouri and Kansas lawmakers wrap up their legislative sessions.  Corn farmers are expecting record breaking crop.  Missouri agriculture officials work to create a buzz about bees.  It’s a roundup of daily headlines from KCUR.

A Republican member of the Missouri House came out of the closet this week during a press conference on a bill that would limit public schools from discussing sexual orientation in the classroom. 

Mo. State Representative Zachary Wyatt told fellow members of the House of Representatives that he is gay this morning, according to the Kirksville Daily Express. He spoke out to denounce House Bill 2051, which would ban discussions of homosexuality in public schools.

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The foreclosure crisis hit some of Kansas City 's neighborhoods hard, particularly neighborhoods that were already struggling with crime, disinvestment and people moving out.

Storm chasers cause problems for emergency crews.  Budget negotiations continue in the Missouri Statehouse.  Kansas legislators look at budget changes to avoid deficits.  It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Missouri House rejected most of the budget bills passed last week by the Senate.  The move was part of the normal procedure for preparing for final budget negotiations. 

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans’ homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget. 

Kansas City Public Schools

After years of short-term superintendents, attempted re-inventions and restarts, failing state test scores, and the loss of accreditation, opinions are flying every which way on what to do with the KCMO School District.

Mo. Senator Pushes For New State Slogan

Apr 30, 2012

A Missouri lawmaker wants tourism officials and government agencies in the Show-Me State to start using another slogan he believes tells more about the state's heritage and attractions.

The Missouri Senate passes a budget restoring money to blind pensions and giving raises to some employees.  The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Kansas City, Mo. Council revives a truancy curfew measure.  A Kansas City teen is charged with texting while driving in a fatal accident.  That and more news from KCUR.

Kansas City leaders look at the role of the city health care tax, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and House GOP leaders negotiate over workplace discrimination and workers’ comp bills, and more.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Missouri House advances a workers’ comp bill that includes a fix for the state’s Second Injury Fund, and the Missouri Senate approves a bill allowing more charter schools in the state.  It’s  a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

Missouri Senators propose fix for blind pension funding.  A Missouri House committee hears a stripped-down version of a workplace discrimination bill.  Advocacy groups call for Missouri to raise more revenue with a bake sale.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from  KCUR.

Long Legislative Session Expected In Kansas, House Committee Approves Congressional District That Splits Topeka, Public School Bill On Hold In Missouri House, and more news from KCUR.

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Brad Pitt’s Foundation To Help Revamp Empty Kansas City School, Free Clinics Not So Free Anymore, A Push For A Shorter Candidate Filing Period & more of today's headlines.

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