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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.

McCaskill backs bill to lower student loans

By Madison Denton | July 8, 2014

McCaskill has backed a fully paid for bill to lower loan interest rates.

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 ...

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.

Legislation to create a committee focusing on gifted education programs

By Bell Johnson | March 15, 2013

The changes would affect grades K-12.

New legislation to redefine grounds for unemployment benefits

By Bell Johnson | Feb. 15, 2013

The bill would redefine "misconduct" in the workplace.

Nasheed proposes bill requiring GMO labeling

In Print: Nasheed proposes bill requiring GMO labeling

By Bell Johnson | Jan. 29, 2013

If passed, the law would go into effect in 2015.

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.