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In Print: Bill hopes to address gender pay gap

By Jennifer Prohov | March 18, 2015

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, would create guidelines to ensure equal pay.

Permanent daylight saving possible for Missouri

By John Morrisroe | March 17, 2015

A state representative proposed a referendum to amend the Missouri Constitution.

Plastic bag ban off the table, for now

Plastic bag ban off the table, for now

By Ruth Serven | March 10, 2015

The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.

In Print: Missouri lawmakers introduce photo ID requirements

By Jennifer Prohov | March 4, 2015

MU students could become disfranchised should proposed legislation pass.

In Print: After Ferguson, state lawmaker introduces special-prosecutor bill

By Jennifer Prohov | Feb. 11, 2015

The proposed bill seeks to eliminate prosecutor bias.

In Print: Missouri House considering new abortion legislation

By Paige Lalain | Feb. 4, 2015

One bill proposed would require consent of both parents for abortion for a minor.

In Print: UM System hospitals increase patients, revenue after Affordable Care Act

By Jennifer Prohov | Dec. 3, 2014

Eight million Americans signed up for insurance during the first open enrollment period.

In Print: Right-to-Farm passes despite recount

By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 24, 2014

After a recount, Amendment 1 passed with 2,375 votes.

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

In Print: State NAACP chapter pushes to abolish death penalty in Missouri

By Lucille Sherman | July 9, 2014

Several other organizations are also pushing to remove the death penalty.

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.

HB 2122 would encourage donations to Missouri public colleges

By Joe Clougher | April 30, 2014

House Bill 2122 would match donations to university scholarship funds with state funding.

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: Election season kicks off

By Joe Clougher | April 2, 2014

Of Columbia’s four state representatives, three will run unopposed.

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: Capitol wrap-up: Week of March 16

By Joe Clougher | March 19, 2014

Drone bill wins House approval A privacy measure that would limit future drone use will go up for a final vote this week. The legislation was greenlit by the Missouri House last week and will head to the Senate for adoption. Sponsored by Rep. Kenneth Wilson, R-Smithville, the bill would ...

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.

HB1308 would allow forgivable loans for in-state students

By Joe Clougher | Feb. 5, 2014

The legislation could go into effect by August.

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.

Aide to Speaker Jones leaves loaded gun in Statehouse bathroom

In Print: Aide to Speaker Jones leaves loaded gun in Statehouse bathroom

By Daniel Henderson | Oct. 1, 2013 | Updated Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:02 p.m.

Moms Demand Action demands an aide to Speaker Jones be fired.

In Print: Denial of Care bill advances to Senate

By Bell Johnson | April 2, 2013

The bill would allow doctors to refuse to perform specific health services.

In Print: House bill could move sex offenders out of regular polling places

By Bell Johnson | March 8, 2013

Registered sex offenders would have to vote in their county clerk's office.

In Print: Proposed bonds would net $68 million for MU

By Matthew Flores | Feb. 15, 2013

The bonds would be MU's first major capital bond funding since the 1990s.

In Print: Mo. House bill proposes introduction of creationism into public schools

By Bell Johnson | Feb. 5, 2013

Nationwide, Missouri's bill is the fourth attempt to require creationism in schools.

In Print: Bedbug legislation crawls its way through Senate, House

By Jeremy Truitt | March 6, 2012

Infestations are on the rise, and new bills look to help control them.

City, State and Nation : Kelly announces 2012 campaign for Missouri House of Representatives

Posted to City, State and Nation by Allison Prang on Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:57 p.m.

Current Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, announced today he will be running for representative of the 45th district in November 2012, according to a news release. This district will include downtown Columbia, the MU campus and other surrounding areas. “Columbia, Boone County, its economy and its educational institutions have been the ...

In Print: Missouri House passes tax cuts

By Kay Yeung | Oct. 14, 2011

The bill will reduce the state's corporate income tax from 6.25 to 5.5 percent.

Ban on texting while driving fails in Missouri Senate

In Print: Ban on texting while driving fails in Missouri Senate

By Kelsey Maffett | June 1, 2011

Legislation that would make texting while driving illegal at any age is supported by law enforcement agencies.

Editorial: New texting ban failure in Missouri Senate questionable

No matter your age, if you’re not looking at the road, you’re a dangerous driver. Likewise, whatever else you are trying to do, whether texting, reading a map, eating a sandwich or shaving your face, is a risky distraction from driving. For those reasons, we strongly disagree with ...

In Print: Missouri House, Senate override governor’s veto on redistricting bill

By Abigail Geiger | May 6, 2011

The bill went through both chambers twice before reaching the governor’s desk.

In Print: Gov. Nixon vetoes final congressional redistricting bill 193

By Abigail Geiger | May 3, 2011

Nixon said the bill did not protect the interests of all Missourians.

City, State and Nation : Missouri General Assembly approves redistricting plans

Posted to City, State and Nation by Allison Prang on April 27, 2011 at 10:21 p.m.

The Missouri Senate approved a final redistricting plan today by a vote of 27-7. The same plan was passed by the House on Friday morning by a vote of 96-55 after debate between legislators to come up a with a compromised map. The congressional redistricting map will now be sent ...

MU Facebook post on Pride Month keynote speaker elicits controversy

By Kate Grumke | April 26, 2011

Some of the comments came from Missouri Rep. Kathie Conway, R-St. Charles.

In Print: Bill concerning redistricting map goes to Senate floor

By Allison Prang | April 26, 2011

The state House passed another map reducing Missouri's nine districts to eight.

In Print: Proposed legislation would limit tuition hikes

By Allison Prang | April 22, 2011

HB 614 would prohibit tuition increases on students already enrolled in a public Missouri university.

In Print: Nursing Education Incentive Program bill passes through Missouri House

By Allison Prang | April 15, 2011

The bill would provide more scholarship money and funding for nurses.

House approves district consolidation

In Print: House approves district consolidation

By Madeline O'Leary | April 8, 2011

The move from nine to eight districts resulted from the 2010 census.

In Print: Missouri House approves budget

By Allison Prang | April 5, 2011

The budget provides $1.1 billion for higher education in Missouri.

Politics Watch: Missouri House OKs state budget

Posted to Politics Watch by Allison Prang on March 31, 2011 at 2:48 p.m.

The Missouri House of Representatives passed all 13 bills that compose the state budget for the next fiscal year on Wednesday morning. House Bill 3, which pertained to more specific appropriations for higher education programs and funds, was passed by a vote of 141-19, according to House Communications. According to ...

In Print: MSO president, Webber call ban on Sharia law ignorant, wasteful

By Lauren Bale | March 18, 2011

The bill's sponsor Don Wells says the bill would protect Missourians.

In Print: Bill eliminating teachers' tenure still in committee

By Allison Prang | March 18, 2011

The original bill would have created a tier system for teachers' salaries.

In Print: Missouri House overturns voters’ decision on minimum wage

By Allison Prang | March 8, 2011

House Bill 61 would prevent the minimum wage from moving with inflation.

In Print: Voting student curator amendment hits dead end

By Steven Dickherber | March 8, 2011

Opponents cited “a lack of experience” as a major reason against a voting student curator.

In Print: Bill restricting abortion-inducing drug causes controversy

By Dani Kass | March 8, 2011

Opponents of the bill said it is offensive toward women and needlessly political.

Bills would bar texting while driving for all ages

In Print: Bills would bar texting while driving for all ages

By Ana Stock | March 8, 2011

Current laws keep only people under the age of 21 from texting while driving.

City, State and Nation : Missouri House votes down student curator legislation

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on March 7, 2011 at 4:37 p.m.

The Missouri House of Representatives voted down a proposal to add a voting student curator to the UM System Board of Curators on Monday. An amendment to House Bill 174 was voted down by a 99-53 count. Critics of the amendment said the two-year term a potential student curator would ...

K-2 bans reinforced throughout Missouri

In Print: K-2 bans reinforced throughout Missouri

By Allison Prang | March 1, 2011

K-2 is a synthetic cannabinoid with similar effects as marijuana.

In Print: Bill would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation

By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 18, 2011

Rep. Stephen Webber proposed the bill to the Missouri House.

In Print: Bill seeks to restrict late-term abortions

By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 18, 2011

The new legislation would severely restrict abortions after 20-weeks.

City, State and Nation : Voting student curator denied by State House

Posted to City, State and Nation by Steven Dickherber on Feb. 16, 2011 at 12:40 p.m.

State Rep. Mary Still's proposed legislation to allow one student voting member on the UM System Board of Curators was denied Tuesday by a vote of 8-4. The proposal came about after Missouri lost a Congressional district. Instead of a voting student curator, the House passed a bill in ...

Candidates debate education, public school financing

In Print: Candidates debate education, public school financing

By Allison Prang | Oct. 29, 2010

The Faurot 30 and representative pay raises were also discussed.

In Print: State reps to debate issues at Wednesday forum

By Steven Dickherber | Oct. 26, 2010

The forum will include candidates from the 23rd, 24th and 25th districts.