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Missouri Senate Endorses Criminal Code Overhaul

The Missouri Senate endorsed legislation Monday to overhaul the state’s criminal laws for the first time since 1979 and create new punishment ranges for felony and misdemeanor crimes.

04/08/2014

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Senate Panel to Consider Missouri Budget Plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee is to begin hearings today on a roughly $26 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

04/07/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The Art of Compromise

These past few weeks, we’ve seen signs of how difficult it has become to pursue compromise in Missouri’s General Assembly.

04/07/2014

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Missouri Tax Cut Advances Despite Nixon’s Concern

Despite concerns from the Democratic governor, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature passed an income tax cut Tuesday that could reduce state tax revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

04/01/2014

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Pro-Marijuana Group Calls On Mo. Gov. For Pardon

Show Me Cannabis is calling on Governor Nixon seeking pardon for Missouri man serving life in prison of marijuana charges.

03/13/2014

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Nixon Brings Medicaid Expansion Push to St. Louis

Nixon and state Rep. Tommie Pierson are scheduled to host a community meeting at Greater St. Mark Family Church downtown at 6:30 p.m.

03/13/2014

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New Tax Cut Plan Debated in Missouri Senate

A new plan to cut Missouri income taxes is drawing opposition from both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate.

03/05/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Obama is pressing federal agencies to expedite the section of the Keystone XL pipeline between Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jay Nixon Endorses Keystone Oil Pipeline

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is supporting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.

03/03/2014

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Missouri Revenue Department Cuts May Be Permanent

The budget cuts legislators imposed last year on the Missouri Department of Revenue likely will remain in place.

03/01/2014

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Medicaid Expansion In Missouri Could Mean 24,000 New Jobs

The Department of Economic Development projects the new jobs would bring in $9.9 billion in new wages.

02/22/2014

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