Mike Colona http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Politically Speaking: Colona On Gun Nullification, Anti-Discrimination Laws And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-colona-gun-nullification-anti-discrimination-laws-and-more <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:42:21 +0000 Chris McDaniel 28956 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Colona On Gun Nullification, Anti-Discrimination Laws And More Mo. House votes to add gun owners to state's protected groups http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-votes-add-gun-owners-states-protected-groups <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1621&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">Legislation that would add gun owners to the state&rsquo;s list of protected minority groups </a>has passed the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>Under the bill, gun owners&nbsp;who&nbsp;carry their firearms with them in a lawful manner&nbsp;(i.e.&nbsp;possess a concealed-carry permit)&nbsp;cannot be fired, denied benefits, or otherwise discriminated against.&nbsp; It was sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=116&amp;year=2012">State Rep.&nbsp;Wanda Brown </a>(R,&nbsp;Cole Camp). Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:38:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3232 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House votes to add gun owners to state's protected groups Mo. House approves changes to workplace discrimination law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-approves-changes-workplace-discrimination-law <p>Legislation <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1219&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">that would redefine workplace discrimination standards </a>in Missouri has passed the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/"> State House</a>.</p><p>The bill would change the definition by&nbsp;making discrimination a motivating factor in any action taken by an employer against an employee, instead of a contributing factor as established by court rulings in recent years.&nbsp; <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=89&amp;year=2012">House Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka)&nbsp;argued that the current standard is killing small businesses in Missouri. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:35:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3046 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House approves changes to workplace discrimination law Mo. House endorses GOP redistricting map http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-gop-redistricting-map <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>has given first-round approval to a Republican-proposed map that would redraw the state&rsquo;s congressional districts, reducing them from nine to eight.</p><p>It eliminates the St. Louis-area district currently held by Democrat<a href="http://carnahan.house.gov/"> Russ Carnahan</a>. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:24:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 892 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses GOP redistricting map Mo. House committee considers 3 texting bills http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-considers-3-texting-bills <p>A <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> committee heard three bills today that would extend the state&#39;s texting-while-driving ban to all motorists.</p><p>But the bills differ in how the law would be enforced. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 22:47:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 640 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee considers 3 texting bills Mo. House passes workers' compensation change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-workers-compensation-change <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has passed a bill that would place diseases contracted on the job under the state's workers' compensation system.</p><p>Currently, workers who've contracted illnesses such as <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000130.htm">Black Lung</a> disease and <a href="http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&amp;query=mesothelioma&amp;x=8&amp;y=23">Mesothelioma</a> are ineligible to receive workers' comp benefits, but they can can sue their employers in circuit court. Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:19:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 508 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes workers' compensation change