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Mo. Bill Bars People from Getting Hunting Licenses if They Owe Money to Jails

The measure endorsed today would also divert a person’s lottery prizes and income tax refunds to pay for jail debts.

02/12/2013

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St. Louis Teachers Could be Fired for “Incompetency” Under Proposed Bill

“We shouldn’t have to wait a full semester to get rid of a bad teacher,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said.

02/07/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill That Would Mandate Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky trial, Missouri legislators are continuing to debate what defines a criminal in sexual abuse cases.

01/31/2013

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Missouri To Consider Eliminating Foreclosure Mediation Programs

Foreclosure mediation had started in St. Louis County last year, requiring those being foreclosed on to meet with the lender and a mediator to work out a way that the person could stay in their homes.

01/30/2013

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Bill Would Require Gun Safety Course in 1st Grade

The bill would mandate the teaching of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program in every first-grade classroom.

01/29/2013

St. Louis Marijuana Bill Slowly Working Its Way Through Committee

The aldermanic health committee took up the bill Thursday. They’re calling for more testimony from police and mental health professionals before they make a move.

01/18/2013

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St. Louis Alderman Pushing for Reduced Pot Penalties

If a St. Louis alderman has his way, the possession of a small amount of marijuana would be treated basically like a traffic ticket.

01/10/2013

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Illinois House OKs Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Bill

House lawmakers approved the bill 65 to 46. The measure now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk, who has said he’ll sign it.

01/08/2013

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Bill Aims to Keep Missouri Stores Closed for Thanksgiving

An incoming Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop “Black Friday” shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers.

12/04/2012

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Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Another Look

Bill sponsor Rep. Lou Lang wants the House to vote on the bill Wednesday.

11/27/2012

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