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Mo. Senate Panel Endorses Penny Transportation Tax

The tax is estimated to generate $800 million annually and $8 billion over its 10-year lifespan.

04/18/2014

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Lawmakers React to the House Sending Gov. Nixon an Income Tax Cut Bill

For the second straight year, the legislature sent a tax cut bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for his signature or veto.

04/17/2014

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Mo. Supreme Court Expands Legal Rights for Injured Workers

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who subsequently are fired from their jobs.

04/16/2014

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Lawmakers Urged to Prohibit Regulation on Wood-Burning Heaters

The Department of Natural Resources would be prohibited from regulating wood burning heaters and appliances under a proposed measure.

04/16/2014

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Senate Debates Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

With only weeks left in the legislative session, senators considered a House-passed bill that would nullify any federal attempt to limit gun ownership in Missouri.

04/16/2014

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Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in Israel

The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.

04/15/2014

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Mo. Senate Could Consider Ethics Legislation

The Missouri Senate majority leader says the chamber could debate ethics legislation this week that would curb lobbying.

04/14/2014

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Bill Passes to Implement Retirement Plan in Illinois

State Senator Daniel Bisssponsors a bill that will create a retirement plan for companies that currently do not have one in place for employees.

04/14/2014

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Absent Lawmakers Key On Next Right To Work Vote

Some Missouri House members ducked out on previous vote

04/13/2014

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Oberweis Sponsors Minimum Wage Bill with Age Restriction

U.S. Senate nominee sponsors a bill to raise minimum wage in Illinois to $10 an hour, but under a specific age restriction.

04/11/2014

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