Debate Continues Over Prescription Drug DatabaseThe Missouri House did not agree with Senate amendments to a prescription drug monitoring program, including checking for only opioids and purging data after half a year.
Uber, Lyft Regulations Pass Missouri SenateThe proposal would require the companies to pay a $5,000 licensing fee, conduct driver background checks and vehicle inspections, along with other requirements.
Missouri House Votes for Restrictions on Child MarriagesUnder current law, children ages 15-17 can get married with permission from a parent, and those younger than 15 need approval from a judge.
Missouri House Passes Bill Banning Lobbyist GiftsUnder the current law, lobbyists are able to give unlimited gifts to elected officials. Last year, that included tickets to Beyonce concerts.
Missouri Religious Objections Measure Passes SenateSenators voted 23-7 along party lines to give the measure final approval following the Democratic filibuster, which ground work in the chamber to a halt.
U City Residents Outspoken Against Gateway Ambulance Contract"I have a hard time believing I am going to get the same level of service if I'm in that situation that I need to call for emergency services."
Thousands of Jobs Up for Grabs in Metro - Who Will Get Them?St. Clair County is hoping to wrest away the National GeoSpatial Intelligence Agency as it seeks to relocate from its current location near Anheuser-Busch.
Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly ForceThe House's vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.
Right-to-Work Supporters Prepare for Possible VetoChamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.
Missouri House Passes Bill to Fix Unaccredited SchoolsThe bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.
Senate Passed Prescription Drug Monitoring ActThe bill would allow a government database to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of narcotic-type drugs.
Missouri House Initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in EnglishA Republican lawmaker said a measure to require Missouri public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English is needed because that's the official language of the state.

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