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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

Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger Dies at Age 72

Missouri House member Rory Ellinger, of St. Louis County, has died after a battle against liver cancer.

04/10/2014

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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

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St. Louis Democrats Push Back Against Tax Bill Override

“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.

08/20/2013

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St. Louis Lawmakers Optimistic About School Transfer Changes

Rep. Mike Colona, D-. St. Louis, says he feels good about the eventual outcome because stakeholders, including parents and children, will have input.

08/19/2013

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St. Louis Senator Again Seeking Higher Seat Belt Fines

Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny wants to increase the fine from $10 to $50 for people caught not wearing seat belts in vehicles.

02/13/2013

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Missouri Senate Panel Mulls Death Penalty Study

Sen. Joe Keaveny, of St. Louis, wants the state auditor to analyze the cost of the death penalty.

01/24/2013

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Local State Senator Aims To Raise Seatbelt Fines

“Keep in mind, the fine for littering in Missouri is $79.50 so where are our priorities?” Joe Keaveny asked.

12/06/2012