bullying http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-30-2012 <p><strong>Nixon to sign funding stream for Mo. veterans homes</strong></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon is set to sign <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-backs-increase-veterans-homes-funding-cut-state-lottery-prizes">legislation</a> that provides a dedicated funding source for the state&rsquo;s veterans homes.</p><p>The measure redirects casino fees that now benefit early childhood programs into a trust fund for the Missouri Veterans Commission. Those early childhood funds will be replaced with money from the state&rsquo;s tobacco settlement.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:18:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Ill. Senate rejects anti-bullying legislation by one vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-senate-rejects-anti-bullying-legislation-one-vote <p>A push to make Illinois schools adopt more thorough policies to prevent bullying fell short in the state&nbsp;Senate.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=5290&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=65473&amp;SessionID=84">legislation</a> would have required schools to spell out how&nbsp;they would investigate allegations and what would happen to&nbsp;students caught bullying others.</p><p>It got 29 votes Tuesday but needed 30 for approval. Twelve&nbsp;senators voted &quot;no&quot; and 12 voted &quot;present.&quot;</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:06:38 +0000 The Associated Press 3761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Senate rejects anti-bullying legislation by one vote Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-push-anti-bullying-legislation <P>Two bills making their way through the <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> would target bullying in public schools across the state.</P> <P><A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=092">State Representative Sue Allen </A>(R, Town and Country)<A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB273&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R"> is sponsoring one of them</A>.&nbsp; It would require all K-12 schools to issue a statement prohibiting bullying and to install procedures for reporting and investigating incidents of bullying. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:57:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers push anti-bullying legislation