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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.


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Commission Approves Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Millions of dollars in tax credits for low-income housing construction in Missouri became reality Friday, three months after they were delayed by a deal to pass an incentive package for Boeing.


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Troubled Missouri School Pays For Lobbying

An unaccredited St. Louis-area school district facing possible bankruptcy could pay as much as $130,000 for lobbying efforts while urging Missouri lawmakers to approve a financial rescue.


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Mo. Proposal Targets Collection of Cellphone Data

A Missouri lawmaker is proposing a state constitutional amendment intended to cut down on the government’s ability to get data about people’s phone calls.


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Mo. Senator Says Lobbyists Killed Hospital Oversight Bill

“As it is, the hospital industry has too much power and so you’re just not going to get good public policy,” Sen. Rob Schaaf said.



Missouri Breast-Feeding Bill Passes The Senate

The bill would allow mothers to discreetly breast-feed in public places and excuse nursing mothers from jury duty.


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Missouri Has Not Released Hospital Infection Records Yet

Timely information on hospital infections remains hard to come by, despite a Missouri law designed to help consumers know which hospitals have problems.


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Mo. Senate Panel Considers Limits On Gun Info

Legislation could land teachers and doctors in trouble if they ask students about gun ownership or note such information from patients.


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Fillibuster Successfully Blocks Prescription Drug Database

The result is that Missouri will remain one of just two states lacking the authorization for a prescription drug database.



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