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Missouri House Sends Unemployment Benefit Cuts to Governor

A top business priority for Missouri Republicans is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, but the measure did not get the number of votes needed to override a potential veto.

04/21/2015

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Senate Passed Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

The bill would allow a government database to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of narcotic-type drugs.

04/03/2015

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Missouri House Moves Bill to Expand Beer Growlers Forward

The Missouri House has advanced a bill that would allow sales of beer growlers in grocery and convenience stores.

04/01/2015

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Kansas Senate Passes Brownback’s School Funding Overhaul

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding passed through the Senate on Monday, but a district court order issued last week signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground.

03/16/2015

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Director of State Dept. of Public Safety Dan Isom Resigning

Dr. Daniel Isom confirmed with Sen. Jamilah Nasheed that he will resign his post as the recently confirmed Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

02/25/2015

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Secretary of State Kander to Challenge U.S. Sen. Blunt

Kander is the first Democrat to launch a challenge to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. He announced his candidacy Thursday with a written statement and a video.

02/19/2015

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Missouri House Gives Final Approval to ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill

The Senate will now have a chance to consider the legislation, but it’s unclear whether it will pass in that chamber.

02/12/2015

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Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic Fines

Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.

02/11/2015

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Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAP

The bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.

01/21/2015

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Sen. Nasheed Plans Legislation to Crack Down on Gun Crime

Tougher sentences for gun crimes is the mission of a state senator from north St. Louis as she arrives in Jefferson City for the new session.

01/08/2015

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