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Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare Limits

Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri’s limits among the lowest in the nation.

05/04/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Mo. Lawmakers Disagree on Murder Sentences for Minors

Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday.

05/04/2015

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Illinois Bill Aims at Preventing Suicides in College Students

It’s not always obvious when a loved one is considering suicide. An Illinois Senate committee has signed onto something which may help.

05/04/2015

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill to Limit Deadly Force

The bill passed 32 to 2 and now heads to the House.

04/29/2015

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Bill to Limit Deadly Force Advances in Missouri Senate

The bill would change part of that law to allow deadly force only if police reasonably believe the suspect has committed or tried to commit a violent felony.

04/28/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Anti-Bullying Bill Passes Unanimously in Mo. Senate

A bill that would tighten anti-bullying policies in Missouri schools requires the policy to be printed in each school’s respective student handbook.

04/28/2015

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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

A growler of beer is poured at Wynwood Brewing Company on April 25, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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