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Customers to Pay for MSD Billing Error

A miscalculation that goes back nearly two years has many local sewer district customers doing double takes when they open their bills – and perhaps uttering some choice words.

03/25/2015

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Bill Would Increase Penalty of an Adult Providing Alcohol to a Minor

“I can go out and write a $500 bad check and get a felony. But they can go out and kill, and get a misdemeanor.”

03/18/2015

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Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it’s time to bring it back.

03/06/2015

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Coming Up with the Cash to Pay for Sewer System Upgrades

Do you want the MSD to borrow about a $1 billion, and your sewer rates rise to $61 dollars a month by 2020? Or do you want the district to pay cash as it goes, and your bill go up to $96 dollars a month by 2020?

03/05/2015

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Missouri House Panel to Consider Medical Marijuana Proposal

Montel Williams is joining a Missouri Republican in efforts to allow patients with specific ailments access to medical marijuana with a state-monitored distribution program.

02/23/2015

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Legislation Filed to Prohibit Sale of Bonds for St. Louis Stadium

Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.

02/18/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed Limits

A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.

02/18/2015

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Missouri House Gives Final Approval to ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill

The Senate will now have a chance to consider the legislation, but it’s unclear whether it will pass in that chamber.

02/12/2015

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Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic Fines

Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.

02/11/2015

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Columbia Lawmakers React to Bill that Would Prohibit City Bag Bans, Fees

Columbia may be the first city in Missouri to ban single-use plastic bags, and most of the city’s legislative delegation is against the proposed ban.

02/11/2015

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