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Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Is Michael Sam Affecting Legislation at the Missouri State Capitol?

Missouri lawmakers continue to debate legislation that would give gays, lesbians and transgender people protections under the state’s non-discrimination act.

05/13/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Debate Bright Flight Changes for Students

Missouri lawmakers believe that the expansion of top student scholarships, possibly could add a forgivable loan component to the Bright Flight program, keeping students in the state after graduation.

04/21/2014

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Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness Habits

State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.

02/22/2014

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Illinois Judge To Rule Next Week In Suit Over Lawmakers Pay

Judge Neil Cohen held oral arguments Wednesday. He said he’ll issue his decision by Sept. 26.

09/18/2013

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Lawmakers to Attend Meeting on Bridgeton Landfill

The meeting is put on by the Teamsters Union, Jobs with Justice and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

03/15/2013

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Illinois Lawmakers Work Towards Bipartisanship

Bipartisanship seems to be the buzz word after the Illinois House voted on house rules Wednesday.

01/31/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Open 2013 with Plans for Tax Cuts

The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era.

01/09/2013

Screen grab of State Rep. Chris Molendorp. (Credit: house.mo.gov)

Analysis: Mo. At Center Point Of Sexual Politics

The scene that unfolded at the Missouri Capitol this past week revealed the pressures and pitfalls of sexual politics in the U.S. — and nowhere have they been more intense recently than in Missouri.

09/16/2012

Healthcare

Missouri Lawmakers Make Contraception Bill Law in Sole Override Vote

The new law allows employers and health care providers to deny health insurance coverage of contraception and abortion if the employer has a religious objection.

09/13/2012

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Renewed Call For Tougher Ban On Texting While Driving In MO

Bills seek to remove “21 & under” caveat, extend ban to all drivers.

04/24/2012

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