Missouri House Advances Bill to Expand Castle Doctrine LawDemocratic opponents say the legislation encourages use of deadly force.
St. Louis State Senator Reads From Rapper's Book in FilibusterThe Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax bill after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about rapper 50 Cent.
Missouri Senate OKs Prison Options For Kids Guilty of MurderUnder the bill, a 16- or 17-year-old could be sentenced to a minimum of 50 years without parole, and anyone younger could face a minimum of 35 years.
Missouri Senate OKs Fuel Tax Hike to Pay for Roads, BridgesThe bill now awaits action in the House, and it would also require voter approval.
Missouri Senate OKs Fuel Tax Hike to Pay for Roads, BridgesMissouri voters rejected a transportation sales tax in 2014, and proposals to increase the state's fuel tax faltered last year.
Missouri House Moves on Repealing Motorcycle Helmet LawVoice vote puts it one vote away from going to Senate.
Senate Panel Reverses University of Missouri Funding CutA Senate budget panel has approved a funding increase for public universities while voting to block money from going to Planned Parenthood.
Missouri Senate Panel Boosts Higher Education FundingA House version passed earlier this month would provide about a $9 million increase.
Illinois' Kirk Calls for Vote on SCOTUS NominationSen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court selection, saying Friday, "It's just man up and cast a vote."
Missouri Moves to Tighten Abortion Notification RequirementGirls who want an abortion in Missouri would need to tell both their parents under a bill that has passed the House.
Missouri Democrats Continue Stalling SenateThat proposal is now in the House.
Missouri Religious Objections Measure Passes SenateSenators voted 23-7 along party lines to give the measure final approval following the Democratic filibuster, which ground work in the chamber to a halt.

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