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Capitol Perspectives: Political Courage

Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.

09/13/2013

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Mo. Senator Says Lobbyists Killed Hospital Oversight Bill

“As it is, the hospital industry has too much power and so you’re just not going to get good public policy,” Sen. Rob Schaaf said.

06/03/2013

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How Successful Was Mo. Legislative Session?

Associated Press reporter asks lawmakers and political scientists.

05/19/2013

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After Late-Night Filibuster, Mo. Senate Ready to Move on Tax Overhaul

The measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.

05/08/2013

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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

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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

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