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Missouri Lawmakers Ask Gov. Nixon for Harsher Sentences

Missouri lawmakers are asking Gov. Nixon for a bill that would create new classes of felonies and misdemeanors, reorganizing crimes to fit the new penalty structure.

04/21/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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Senate Plan Could Eliminate Failing School Districts

A Senate plan would give the State Board of Education power to eliminate failing school districts if the districts cannot afford to survive through the school year.

02/27/2014

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Mixed Reviews for Repeat DUI Offenders Proposal

A proposal to allow four-time DUI offenders a chance to drive again is drawing mixed reviews.

02/24/2014

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Proposal Would Give Borrowers More Time to Pay

A proposed overhaul of Missouri’s payday loan industry would give borrowers more time to pay but would also allow lenders to raise their prices.

02/24/2014

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Senate Bill Sought to Reduce the Penalty for Child Kidnapping

The Hailey Owens case focuses fresh attention on a bill before Missouri lawmakers.

02/21/2014

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Senate Panel to Consider Missouri School Bills

Missouri Senate committee tackles a student transfer law and addresses struggling school districts such as Normandy and Riverview Gardens.

02/20/2014

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Mo. Senate: Firing Squad Option for Execution Method

Discussion to use a firing squad for executions in Missouri continues.

02/20/2014

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Ill. Senate Cracks Down on “Revenge Porn”

A proposal to crack down on “revenge porn” passes an Illinois Senate committee.

02/20/2014

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Mo. Senate Passes Tax Incentives for Boeing

The Senate’s 23-8 vote in a special session sends the measure to the House with just a few days remaining before what Gov. Jay Nixon has said is a Tuesday deadline to submit a proposal to Boeing.

12/04/2013

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