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Mo. No Call List for Cell Phones

The measure would prohibit most solicitations by phone call or text message to cellphones.

05/16/2012

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Joplin Schools get Safe Rooms

Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.

05/15/2012

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Mo. Lawmakers into Final Week

Lawmakers have already passed a $24 billion budget and a bill creating a dedicated funding source for veterans nursing homes.

05/14/2012

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Missouri Budget Due in Four Days

The budget must be sent to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk by May 11 at 6 p.m.

05/08/2012

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Expanding Charter Schools Across Missouri

Education policy issues include public school funding and dealing with the unaccredited St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.

05/03/2012

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Budget Deadline Drawing Near for Missouri Lawmakers

House and Senate Republicans continue to be divided on many issues in the budget, including the passage of a $70 million tax amnesty program.

05/02/2012

Lawmakers Side with Big Business on Whistleblowers

The Missouri House has endorsed legislation that could make it harder for employees who report workplace wrongdoing to be shielded from retaliation.

04/26/2012

Mo. Budget Blocked by Senate Conservatives

The Senate adjourned near midnight after eight hours without a compromise on Missouri’s $24 billion budget.

04/24/2012

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Gov. Nixon: Nuclear Power = Jobs

“When it comes to creating jobs and transforming our economy, projects just don’t get any bigger than this one,” Nixon said. “This is our moment.”

04/20/2012

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Mo. Budget Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said this was probably the most difficult budget year ever.

04/13/2012

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