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Judge ruling against state board could re-open Normandy transfers

August 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Last Friday, buried in the news of ongoing unrest in Ferguson, a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of parents who sued the state and several local school districts for refusing to re-enroll their children in the coming school year. Earlier this summer, […]

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Small business owners ask Senate committee for help with Department of Revenue

August 12, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Two small business owners told the interim Senate committee on Tax Administration Practices that contradictory instructions from Missouri’s Department of Revenue could drive them out of business, fanning growing legislative ire with the state’s tax collector. Heather Terry and her husband, Nick, told the committee that […]

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Kraus to hold committee meeting on DOR in St. Louis

August 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow, the Senate Interim Committee on Tax Administration Practices will meet at the St. Louis Community College Corporate College in Bridgeton. In a release, the committee is highlighted to “ investigate the processes and policies used by the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) to interpret, enact and […]

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House Republicans meeting in Kansas City to discuss veto session

August 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the primaries safely behind and a supermajority in both chambers once again secured, Missouri Republicans are meeting in Kansas City for their summer caucus to focus efforts on overriding a number of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes at the upcoming veto session in September. Much of […]

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Hourly Updates: Primaries

August 06, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes State Auditor 3899 of 3899 Precincts Reported Tom Schweich Republican 431,089 100.000% Party Total: 431,089 Sean O’Toole Libertarian 5,654 100.000% Party Total: 5,654 Rodney Farthing Constitution 1,995 100.000% Party Total: 1,995 Total Votes: 438,738 U.S. Representative – District 1 734 of 734 Precincts […]

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First or last? Missouri leads, or lags, on several legislative issues

July 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Missouri is on the cutting edge of some legislative issues and woefully lagging behind in others. Voters in 2014 will get a chance to see both as the primary date rapidly approaches and lawmakers begin to weigh possible override votes of Gov. Jay Nixon’s record number […]

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Waiting lists for LIHTC developments approach three years

July 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some Missouri legislators ended their careers this session trying to cap or end low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Meanwhile, the wait lists for developments funded by these credits have ballooned, leaving many Missouri working class families and seniors with few housing options. Nationally, three of every […]

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Pro-life groups confident in override

July 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Nixon vetoed HB1307 last week, which sought to increase the mandatory wait time for abortion procedures from 24 to 72 hours. He called the bill “a disrespectful measure that would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and well-being […]

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Lichteneggar asks DNR to delay EPA water plan

July 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Saying that lawmakers have “no idea” what is in it, Rep. Donna Lichteneggar formally requested that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources delay implementation of its Nonpoint Source Management Plan. The plan is set to take effect on July 21 and changes the way the state […]

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Nixon vetoes 72-hour abortion bill

July 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Saint Louis, Mo. — Citing the lack of exemptions for victims of rape and incest, Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill today that would have tripled the mandatory waiting period for abortions in Missouri from 24 to 72 hours. “This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of […]

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