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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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Capitol Perspectives: Politically Correct Speech

This football season, when sports reporters confront the question of what to call the Washington Redskins, they’ll experience a conundrum we government reporters have been facing for decades. It is the conflict between accurate speech versus politically correct speech.

11/24/2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) file photo (Getty/ Whitney Curtis)

Republicans Announce Senate Majority Leadership

Mitch McConnell picked to lead, while Missourian Roy Blunt to serve as caucus vice chair.

11/13/2014

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It’s Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama In Arkansas Race

In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running against President Barack Obama.

09/26/2014

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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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