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‘Right To Work’ Unlikely To Move Forward This Session

While a pro-business agenda has been fast-tracked by Missouri’s Republican General Assembly, one issue has been pushed to the sidelines.

05/03/2013

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Nixon’s Veto Threat Makes ‘Right-To-Work’ Unlikely

The chance of what supporters often call “right to work” getting to the floor in either chamber appears slim.

05/02/2013

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Mo. Revenue Department Answers Subpoena With Mountain of Documents

Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said the department has been violating state privacy laws by sharing Missourians’ personal information.

04/03/2013

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Plan Would Send More Traffic Ticket Money To State Schools

A proposal would allow those communities to keep ticket revenue to cover just 20 percent of their operating budget.

04/01/2013

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Missouri Senate Endorses Elimination of Tax Credit for Renters

The bill Sponsored by Sen. Tom Dempsey would eliminate the program altogether and use the savings to pay more to Medicaid providers.

03/28/2013

Seattle Seahawks v St. Louis Rams

Missouri Senate Passes New Sports Tax Credit

Senators voted 28-4 for legislation that would reimburse sponsors of sporting events with $5 for every ticket sold to cover the help cost.

01/31/2013

This picture of the new state Highway Patrol plane was tweeted by Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, on Wednesday

Missouri State Highway Patrol Spends Nearly $6 Million on New Aircraft

Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration is under fire after the Missouri State Highway Patrol spent nearly $6 million purchasing a new King Air aircraft.

01/25/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Open 2013 with Plans for Tax Cuts

The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era.

01/09/2013

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Analysis: New Missouri Senate Boundaries Split Counties

“Ninety-five percent of my district is new,” Sen. David Pearce. The carving up of counties comes despite a command from the Missouri Constitution.

12/05/2011

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Capitol Perspectives: The Demise of the Special Session

This was quite a different special session than any I’ve seen in my more than four decades at the statehouse.

10/27/2011

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