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Students Push for Career Courses

Students urge the state to let them substitute traditional academic classes for agriculture, career and technical courses.

02/13/2014

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Veterans Lottery Ticket

A Missouri House bill would require the state lottery to create a separate lottery ticket to fund veterans’ programs.

02/13/2014

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Mo. House Committee Endorses ‘Right to Work’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri House committee has endorsed a measure, known as “right to work,” that would bar labor contracts from requiring that all employees pay union fees. The House Workforce Development […]

02/11/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon talks with reporters. (Photo by UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Mo. Lawmakers Vow Veto Showdown With Governor

Income tax cuts? No. Nullification of federal gun-control laws? No. New hurdles for public employee unions? No.

09/09/2013

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Mo. Could Consider Juvenile Sex Offender Measure

Allowing juveniles to seek removal from Missouri’s sex offender registry is a target for a possible veto override when state lawmakers return to the state Capitol in several weeks.

08/18/2013

Surrounded by Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and Joplin Superintendent of Schools C.J. Huff, President Barack Obama smiles as he took the stage during the Joplin High School Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2012 at the Missouri Southern State University Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on May 21, 2012 in Joplin, Mo. (credit: Shane Keyser-Pool/Getty Images)

Missouri Governor Vetoes Legislation That Nullifies Federal Gun Control Laws

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Missouri and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners in the state.

07/05/2013

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States Increasingly Adopting Laws That Purport To Nullify Federal Laws

Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.

06/21/2013

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Mo. Budget Creates Choice Between Seniors, Kids

Lawmakers passed a $25 billion budget that could force Gov. Nixon to choose between funding for developmentally disabled children or seniors

05/09/2013

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Missouri House Approves Renewable Energy Measure

The Missouri House voted Thursday to allow additional hydroelectric power to be used toward meeting the state’s renewable energy requirement.

03/01/2013

Snow piled up in front of the Missouri Capitol after more than a foot fell in Jefferson City this week.

Lawmakers Plow Through Legislation In Spite Of Snowstorms Around The State

Both the House and Senate adjourned early last week so legislators could return home to their districts before the storm hit.

03/01/2013

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