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Wednesday’s veto session: All you need to know

By Bryanna Leach | Sept. 16, 2015

The veto session will cover topics from the A+ Scholarship to minimum wage and insurance laws. It begins Wednesday at noon and could go as late as Thursday.

Low state revenue stymies 50-50 fund match program

In Print: Low state revenue stymies 50-50 fund match program

By Quinn Malloy | April 22, 2015

Gov. Jay Nixon has put a hold on all four 50-50 fund match capital projects approved by the legislature last year after tax revenue fell short of estimates.

Gender-neutral bathrooms a ‘no go’ for Missouri legislator

In Print: Gender-neutral bathrooms a ‘no go’ for Missouri legislator

By Jennifer Prohov | April 8, 2015

House Bills 1338 and 1339 would limit funding for gender-neutral environments.

In Print: Updated anti-bullying legislation being heard in Missouri Senate

By Paige Lalain | April 8, 2015

Cyberbullying, communication of policies addressed in the new bills.

‘Funding is the key’: Alumni and administrators advocate for MU at state capitol

By Covey Eonyak Son | Feb. 27, 2015

UM System’s legislative goals are centered on increased state funding for higher education.

In Print: ASUM continues lobbying legislators for student curator vote

By Taylor Blatchford | Jan. 28, 2015

Since 2002, 27 bills have tried and failed to place a voting student member on the Board of Curators.

Webber appointed ranking member of Higher Education Appropriations Committee

Webber appointed ranking member of Higher Education Appropriations Committee

By Taylor Blatchford | Jan. 22, 2015

The committee discusses issues regarding higher education funding in Missouri.

Nixon appoints two new members to Board of Curators

Nixon appoints two new members to Board of Curators

By Taylor Blatchford | Jan. 3, 2015

The new appointees will replace two members who retired at the Dec. 12 meeting.

In Print: Gun rights amendment challenged in court

By Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 8, 2014

The amendment passed Aug. 5 with a vote of 602,863 to 386,308.

In Print: Missouri career-training programs receive $2 million grant

By Ann Marion | Oct. 1, 2014

Missouri will use the grant to expand educational program and career training.

In Print: Controversial abortion, open-carry bills among Statehouse veto overrides

By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 17, 2014

Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11

MU Rehabilitation Center to close

By Isabella Alves | Aug. 21, 2014

Over the past five years, the center in Mount Vernon received $10 million from the state each year, while its annual operating costs reached nearly $30 million.

In Print: Legislation could reduce Missouri revenue, increase sales tax for transportation funding

By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.

In Print: Tax cut clears Statehouse

By Joe Clougher | April 23, 2014

The proposal will be phased in over five years.

Capitol wrap-up: Week of April 13

By Joe Clougher | April 16, 2014

Nixon cuts $22 million from education budget Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced that he’ll be forced to cut back on funding for education in next year’s state budget. Nixon said the cuts — $15.6 million for K-12 schools, $3.2 million for community colleges and $3.2 ...

In Print: Capitol wrap-up: Week of April 6

By Joe Clougher | April 9, 2014

Legislators file to impeach governor Three legislators’ call to unseat Gov. Jay Nixon could find an ear in the House Judiciary Committee, its chairman said last week. Committee chairman Stanley Cox, R-Sedalia, offered the would-be impeachers a hearing on the three articles of impeachment they’ve filed. The call came ...

In Print: Capitol wrap-up: Week of March 30

By Joe Clougher | April 2, 2014

Statehouse rejects Medicaid expansion The House rejected a budget proposal last week that would have expanded the state’s Medicaid program for low-income adults. The $1.6 billion expansion, which would have been financed largely by federal funds under the Affordable Care Act, was defeated 98-50 in a party-line vote ...

In Print: Missouri General Assembly bills push abortion restrictions

By Covey Eonyak Son | March 12, 2014

Both bills would increase the abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours.

In Print: Capitol wrap-up: Week of March 9

By Joe Clougher | March 12, 2014

Sexual assault bill passes the U.S. Senate A Missouri senator’s proposal to tighten military sexual assault protocol cleared the Senate 97-0 on Monday. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who co-authored sweeping assault reforms last year, saw to the end of the “good soldier” defense, which allows a defendant to ...

Missouri voter ID legislation passes House, heads to Senate for vote

By Joe Clougher | March 4, 2014

The push enjoyed support from Republican legislators, but opponents say the measure could disenfranchise up to 220,000 Missouri voters.

In Print: Senate Committee rejects Nixon’s Board of Curators appointment

By Jessica Karins | Feb. 12, 2014

Ponder could be appointed again in the future.

In Print: General Assembly to consider taxation, drugs this session

By Joe Clougher | Jan. 22, 2014

The Maneater takes a look at bills up for vote in 2014.

Proposed Missouri gun laws could fight federal regulation

In Print: Proposed Missouri gun laws could fight federal regulation

By Matthew Flores | Jan. 29, 2013

Another law would allow teachers conceal and carry rights in schools.