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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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Impeachment Efforts Referred to Missouri Panel

Three articles of impeachment against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are now in a state House committee.

03/31/2014

St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. holds the siccors as he cuts the ribbon during a VIP Opening of Ballpark Village in St. Louis on March 27, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Developers Promise Expansion at Ballpark Village Opening

Developers made a promise for the future, with Blake Cordish promising that Ballpark Village would pack downtown with other developments.

03/28/2014

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Missouri Governor Again Pushes Tax Credit Curbs

A day after senators endorsed a tax cut plan, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that any discussion of tax cuts “is a nonstarter” until lawmakers first curb the amount of tax breaks going to commercial and residential developers.

03/28/2014

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Mo. Senate Endorses Plan for Building Bonds

Though some Republicans objected to incurring more debt, Missouri senators gave initial approval Thursday to a plan that would authorize $600 million of bonds to pay for hundreds of long-needed repairs at state buildings and public colleges.

03/28/2014

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Nixon Wants More ‘Manageable’ Criminal Code Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon wants legislators to draft a more “manageable” version of a 700-page bill overhauling the state’s criminal laws.

03/27/2014

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Mo. Senate Endorses New Income Tax Cut Plan

The income tax cut plan could eventually waive a little less than $500 million of revenues annually, an amount about half the size as originally proposed with a later effective date.

03/27/2014

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Sen. Rupp Appointed to Public Service Commission

Wentzville Republican is welcoming the new career challenge.

03/25/2014

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