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ASUM pushes for confirmation of curators’ student representative

By Claire Mitzel and Taylor Blatchford | April 26, 2016 | Updated April 26, 2016 at 9:09 p.m.

Incoming ASUM Executive Director Steven Chaffin: “We’re undergoing the process of selecting a new UM System president, and we’re seeing that students aren’t going to stand to not have their voices heard at the administrative level.”

Senate proposes funding increase to UM System

By Amos Chen and Thomas Oide | April 5, 2016

The proposed bill differs from a previous House budget, which would have cut MU funding significantly.

Nearly 40-hour filibuster not enough: Anti-LGBTQ legislation going to Missouri House floor

By Max Fillion | March 10, 2016

Missouri citizens will vote on the proposed amendment in an upcoming election if it passes through the House.

Editorial: Curator appointments can’t wait

Missouri legislature must move past partisan motives and approve new curator selections.

Suicide prevention at top of Senator Nasheed’s desk

By Bryanna Leach | Jan. 26, 2016

Senate Bill 627 aims to curb suicide on campuses in Missouri.

Missouri lawmakers react to Wolfe’s, Loftin’s resignation

By Bryanna Leach | Nov. 9, 2015

Following the resignations of former UM System President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, several Missouri lawmakers issued statements of support.

In Print: With the passing of a new bill, students can hold protests all throughout campus

By Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 23, 2015

The passing of the Campus Free Expression Act makes Missouri only the second state in the country to protect students First Amendment rights in this manner.

In Print: Protection a possibility for sexual abuse victims in Missouri

By Bryanna Leach | Sept. 8, 2015

“This bill is important because it leaves no doubt in the law that sexual abuse is included when courts are making judgements in abuse cases,” Rep. Marsha Haefner, R-St. Louis, said. “I know it sounds a bit redundant but many felt there was a need to furt

Minimum wage laws in hands of city governments after after Gov. Nixon’s recent veto

By Olivia Weinberger | Aug. 12, 2015

Minimum wage increases at a local level could be possible throughout Missouri.

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.

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.

Parson, Pfeffer win 2014 Geyer Award

In Print: Parson, Pfeffer win 2014 Geyer Award

By Jennifer Prohov | Jan. 21, 2015

The award celebrates advocacy for and contributions to MU.

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: 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.