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Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident Status

All Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees’ legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday that’s aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally in the state.

12/16/2014

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State Sen. Wants to End Cities Deriving Too Much Revenue from Traffic Fines

Sen. Schmitt has submitted legislation that would allow only 10 percent of a city’s budget to be derived from traffic fines. The law currently allows 30 percent.

12/04/2014

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GOP Veto-Proof Majority in Mo. Voters’ Hands

State party chairs doing last-minute pitches for candidates.

10/26/2014

Businesses in Ferguson say they are just “going to wait and see” how to sustain what has been a tumultuous few months of riots and dramatically reduced revenue, with some local store owners saying customers are “too scared” to bring their business to the area.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmakers Could Debate Prosecutors’ Role

Following a fatal police shooting that has fueled weeks of protests, Missouri lawmakers could consider legislation that would remove local prosecutors from decisions about whether to charge police involved in deadly shootings.

10/13/2014

Emergency responders simulate disater at Scottrade Center in St. Louis

Missouri Union Bill Exempts First Responders

Some lawmakers are trying to curb the power of organized labor, but want to avoid upsetting some key political constituencies, namely police and firefighters.

05/10/2014

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House Approves Missouri Motorcycle Legislation

Lawmakers for years have debated proposals that would make helmets optional.

04/25/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Criminal Code Overhaul

The legislation would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors, and it would reorganize crimes to fit the new penalty structure.

04/24/2014

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Missouri House Passes Cannabis Extract Legislation

The bill would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.

04/24/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Mo. Senate Backs Potential for Preschool Ratings

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

04/23/2014

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House Passes Bill Exempting Gyms From Sales Tax

The Missouri House approved legislation Thursday aimed at shielding gyms, fitness centers and others from sales taxes, with lawmakers contending the state’s tax laws have been applied in ways never intended.

04/11/2014

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