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McCaskill Renews Call To End Airplane Electronics Ban

“It’s more the notion that the government should never have the right to keep a rule in place that’s not based on sound scientific data”

04/22/2013

Missouri River

Forecasters Downgrade Missouri River Flooding

In Jefferson City, the river is expected to crest Saturday afternoon at less than a foot above flood stage, a 2.5-foot drop from earlier projections.

04/19/2013

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Missouri Director of Revenue Resigns After Investigation

Director Brian Long announced his resignation, leaving the chairman of the committee investigating the scandal to charge he was thrown under the bus.

04/16/2013

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As Nixon Stumps For Medicaid Expansion, House Says ‘No’

“It is the time to make the smart business decision, the right human decision, and bring the tax dollars we send to Washington back here to work in Missouri”

03/27/2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin Continues His Fight Against Energy Drinks

Last year he asked the FDA to require them to disclose their ingredients. Now he’s asking the manufacturers not to market to children.

03/26/2013

Capitol Hill

Rep. Newman Goes To Washington

“We have no excuses yet. We are demanding action,” Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights, said.

03/13/2013

Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On ‘Straw Purchases’

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

03/08/2013

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Mo. Senate Panel Considers Limits On Gun Info

Legislation could land teachers and doctors in trouble if they ask students about gun ownership or note such information from patients.

02/27/2013

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McCaskill: ‘Little Hope To Dodge The Cuts’

McCaskill said there was little hope to dodge the cuts “unless the Republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach.”

02/25/2013

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NKorea Warns Of ‘Second And Third Measures’

The United States and others called the test a violation of U.N. resolutions. Even North Korea’s only major ally, China, voiced opposition.

02/12/2013

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