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Mo. Lawmakers Must Finalize Budget This Week

The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.


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Mo. Senate Approves Measure To Allow Guns In School

The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.


Mo. House Endorses Changes To Sex Offender Registry

Sex offenders would be grouped into three tiers with each considered to have a different risk of committing another offense.



Mo. May Tighten State Scholarship Guidelines

Bill in state senate would set attendance requirements, in hopes of making college students finish degrees on a time schedule.


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Nixon Criticizes Missouri Senate For Emergency Response Cuts

“These dollars are essential to supporting our folks on the front line of emergency response. That’s why the federal government provides this”


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Mo. Bill Lets State Workers Carry Guns in Car

The House has already passed the measure, and Sen. Brian Nieves said he wanted the Senate committee vote on it Wednesday.


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Mo. Senate Votes Down Federal Medicaid Expansion

The Republican-led Senate voted down a Democratic attempt to insert $890 million of federal funds into Missouri’s budget to expand Medicaid.


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Missouri Senate Committee Passes Bill to Toughen Reporting on Hospital Infections

Since January, KMOX has been requesting the 2012 hospital infection data from the Missouri Department of Health.


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Capitol Perspectives: A Week can be an Eternity in Missouri’s Legislature

“We’re not even at the half in the legislative session…we’ve got plenty of time,” Nixon responded, using one of his frequent sports analogies.


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Highway Patrol Handed Concealed Carry Information To Feds

The revelation validates the concerns of many Republican state legislators who have warned of the “gun list” for a month.