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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A State Senate committee has passed legislation that would allow employers in Missouri to refuse insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations – that is, if providing coverage for those services would violate the employer’s religious beliefs.
Three decisions from the Missouri Supreme Court today leave the state in Congressional redistricting limbo. Two of the rulings say lower court decisions rejecting suits over the boundaries two districts were wrong and the suits must be considered. The two districts were Representative Emanuel Cleaver's 5th Distrct and one in eastern Missouri.
Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City on Wednesday for the start of this year’s legislative session. 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget.