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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 Lawmakers Get Back to Work

Spring Break is over, and second half of legislative session awaits

03/29/2015

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Senate Leaders, Nixon Discuss Legislative Priorities as Lawmakers Return to Work

Missouri lawmakers have never really seen eye to eye with Gov. Jay Nixon, and the beginning of the 2015 legislative session is no different.

01/07/2015

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Mo. Lawmakers Seek Ethics Reform in 2015

Political scientists are skeptical much can be accomplished

01/04/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Try to Appeal Gay Marriage Case

Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

12/03/2014

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Missouri’s Education Goals Under Review, Subject to Change

Groups assigned to review and rewrite Missouri’s learning standards begin their work just days after Missouri’s Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her retirement.

09/24/2014

Supporters of expanding Missouri's Medicaid program briefly interrupted debate in the state Senate on May 6 to protest lawmakers' refusal to accept federal dollars to expand the program. Photo: Andrew Kling/Communities Creating Opportunity

23 Arrested Following Medicaid Expansion Protest

Rev. John Bennett, one of the individuals issued an active arrest warrant, said he called the protest a “rally for dignity”, and a mission to save the lives of hundreds of Missourians.

05/07/2014

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Unfinished Business

If you sense that Missouri government has become unable to resolve major state problems, take a look at the agenda facing your state lawmakers after they returned from their spring break.

03/31/2014

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Missouri Governor Again Pushes Tax Credit Curbs

A day after senators endorsed a tax cut plan, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that any discussion of tax cuts “is a nonstarter” until lawmakers first curb the amount of tax breaks going to commercial and residential developers.

03/28/2014

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Mo. Senate Endorses Plan for Building Bonds

Though some Republicans objected to incurring more debt, Missouri senators gave initial approval Thursday to a plan that would authorize $600 million of bonds to pay for hundreds of long-needed repairs at state buildings and public colleges.

03/28/2014

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