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Legislation Would Lessen Penalties for Small-Time Marijuana Users

Small-time pot users—those who use less than two ounces and who face a judge for the first time—rarely go to jail, but a measure making its way through the Missouri Senate would ensure they don’t.

04/08/2014

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Missouri Senate Endorses Criminal Code Overhaul

The Missouri Senate endorsed legislation Monday to overhaul the state’s criminal laws for the first time since 1979 and create new punishment ranges for felony and misdemeanor crimes.

04/08/2014

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Missouri Senate Backs Fix-It List of 300 Items

Missouri senators have approved a to-do list of more than 300 items that could be funded through a bonding proposal.

04/08/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The Art of Compromise

These past few weeks, we’ve seen signs of how difficult it has become to pursue compromise in Missouri’s General Assembly.

04/07/2014

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Missouri Senate Passes $600M Bonding Plan

The bonding proposal would authorize $200 million of bonds for higher education institutions, $200 million for other state facilities and $200 million to replace aging buildings at the state mental health hospital in Fulton.

04/03/2014

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Missouri Bill Aids Absentee Voting in Emergencies

Legislation under consideration in Missouri could give emergency workers summoned to duty near Election Day a greater chance of casting absentee ballots.

04/03/2014

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Missouri Senate Panel Weighs Medical Marijuana

The Senate committee is considering legislation to legalize marijuana use by patients diagnosed by a physician with a debilitating medical condition.

04/02/2014

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New Estimate Puts Missouri Tax Cut Bill at $620M

The new projection from legislative researchers is to be considered Monday by a Senate fiscal review committee. If the panel signs off, the full Senate then could vote to pass the legislation on to the House.

03/31/2014

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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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Mo. GOP Senators Vow to Block Medicaid Expansion

In case there was any doubt, a coalition of Republicans made it clear Monday that they will do everything within their power to ensure there is no expansion of Medicaid eligibility this year in Missouri.

03/24/2014

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