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Nixon Upholds Vow to Veto Student Transfer Bill

Missouri’s chief executive calls bill a “dangerous voucher scheme.”

06/24/2014

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RCGA Chief Likes Veto Of Mo. Tax Breaks

Joe Reagan says governor’s action will have more positive impact in long run.

06/13/2014

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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

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)

Mo. Lawmakers Want Feds to Approve Oil Pipeline

Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama’s administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.

04/04/2014

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Court Considers Joint Tax Filings from Gay Couples

Officials don’t know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state.

04/04/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) congratulates Rep. Rory Ellinger after the governor signed House Bill 1320 which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families, as legislators look on in University City, Missouri on April 3, 2014. House Bill 1320, which was approved unanimously in both the House and Senate, prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breastfeeding in public, and allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Governor Signs Rory Ellinger’s Breast-Feeding Bill

Jay Nixon & several of ailing state rep’s colleagues were in University City for ceremony.

04/03/2014

A tree was downed in University City after a tornado touched down. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.

04/03/2014

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Missouri House Endorses Limits on Union Payments

The Republican-led Missouri House took another step Monday in a repeat bid to require labor organizations to ask public employees every year to agree to have union fees automatically deducted from their paychecks.

04/01/2014

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Missouri May Excuse Nursing Women from Juries

An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.

04/01/2014

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Unfinished Business

If you sense that Missouri government has become unable to resolve major state problems, take a look at the agenda facing your state lawmakers after they returned from their spring break.

03/31/2014

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