Editorial: The city and statewide efforts to lessen the gender pay gap are notable steps in the right direction.
Senate bill 144 and city wage changes have been a huge steps in the right direction - but there’s still work to do.
By Maddi Doering | May 5, 2015
Individuals can purchase a new ID in Columbia for just $11.
By Hailey Stolze | April 29, 2015
HB 407 would revise the definition of discrimination to protect against the discrimination of various sexual orientations and gender identities.
Protecting the rights of citizens should be Missouri’s first priority, and passing this bill would cement this belief.
By Paige Lalain | April 22, 2015
The plan would be funded by raising the tax on tobacco.
By Ruth Serven | April 22, 2015
Senate Bill 351, House Bill 792 and House Bill 781 all work to create a statewide set of regulations for Transportation Network Companies.
By Maddi Doering | April 21, 2015
House Bill 1284 would make the abuse either a class C or class B felony, depending on use.
House Bills 1338 and 1339 would eliminate state funding for public institutions that have gender-neutral bathrooms.
By Jennifer Prohov | April 8, 2015
House Bills 1338 and 1339 would limit funding for gender-neutral environments.
By Paige Lalain | April 8, 2015
Cyberbullying, communication of policies addressed in the new bills.
By Jennifer Prohov | March 18, 2015
The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, would create guidelines to ensure equal pay.
By John Morrisroe | March 17, 2015
A state representative proposed a referendum to amend the Missouri Constitution.
By Ruth Serven | March 10, 2015
The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.
By Jennifer Prohov | March 4, 2015
MU students could become disfranchised should proposed legislation pass.
By Jennifer Prohov | Feb. 11, 2015
The proposed bill seeks to eliminate prosecutor bias.
By Paige Lalain | Feb. 4, 2015
One bill proposed would require consent of both parents for abortion for a minor.
By Jennifer Prohov | Dec. 3, 2014
Eight million Americans signed up for insurance during the first open enrollment period.
By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 24, 2014
After a recount, Amendment 1 passed with 2,375 votes.
By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 17, 2014
Nixon vetoed a record-breaking 33 bills, but the state General Assembly overrode 11
By Lucille Sherman | July 9, 2014
Several other organizations are also pushing to remove the death penalty.
By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon expressed concern for bills that could reduce Missouri funding.
By Joe Clougher | April 30, 2014
House Bill 2122 would match donations to university scholarship funds with state funding.
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 ...
By Joe Clougher | April 2, 2014
Of Columbia’s four state representatives, three will run unopposed.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
By Joe Clougher | Feb. 5, 2014
The legislation could go into effect by August.
By Joe Clougher | Jan. 22, 2014
The Maneater takes a look at bills up for vote in 2014.
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.
By Bell Johnson | April 2, 2013
The bill would allow doctors to refuse to perform specific health services.
By Bell Johnson | March 8, 2013
Registered sex offenders would have to vote in their county clerk's office.
By Matthew Flores | Feb. 15, 2013
The bonds would be MU's first major capital bond funding since the 1990s.
By Bell Johnson | Feb. 5, 2013
Nationwide, Missouri's bill is the fourth attempt to require creationism in schools.
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 ...
By Kay Yeung | Oct. 14, 2011
The bill will reduce the state's corporate income tax from 6.25 to 5.5 percent.
By Kelsey Maffett | June 1, 2011
Legislation that would make texting while driving illegal at any age is supported by law enforcement agencies.
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 ...
By Abigail Geiger | May 6, 2011
The bill went through both chambers twice before reaching the governor’s desk.
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 ...
By Kate Grumke | April 26, 2011
Some of the comments came from Missouri Rep. Kathie Conway, R-St. Charles.
By Allison Prang | April 26, 2011
The state House passed another map reducing Missouri's nine districts to eight.
By Allison Prang | April 22, 2011
HB 614 would prohibit tuition increases on students already enrolled in a public Missouri university.
By Allison Prang | April 15, 2011
The bill would provide more scholarship money and funding for nurses.
By Madeline O'Leary | April 8, 2011
The move from nine to eight districts resulted from the 2010 census.
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 ...
By Lauren Bale | March 18, 2011
The bill's sponsor Don Wells says the bill would protect Missourians.
By Allison Prang | March 18, 2011
The original bill would have created a tier system for teachers' salaries.
By Allison Prang | March 8, 2011
House Bill 61 would prevent the minimum wage from moving with inflation.
By Steven Dickherber | March 8, 2011
Opponents cited “a lack of experience” as a major reason against a voting student curator.
By Dani Kass | March 8, 2011
Opponents of the bill said it is offensive toward women and needlessly political.
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 ...
By Allison Prang | March 1, 2011
K-2 is a synthetic cannabinoid with similar effects as marijuana.
By Abigail Geiger | Feb. 18, 2011
Rep. Stephen Webber proposed the bill to the Missouri House.
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 ...
By Allison Prang | Oct. 29, 2010
The Faurot 30 and representative pay raises were also discussed.
By Steven Dickherber | Oct. 26, 2010
The forum will include candidates from the 23rd, 24th and 25th districts.