Margo McNeil http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-fy2015-state-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed all 13 budget bills with an estimated $26.6 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During Thursday's round of budget votes, House Democrats began sharply criticizing this year's budget writing process. Along with Gov. Jay Nixon, they disagree with House Republicans about how much revenue they think the state will take in. &nbsp;State Rep. Margo McNeil, D-Hazelwood, accused GOP leaders of crafting an unnecessarily low budget.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:16:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes FY2015 State Budget Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-allowing-guns-parked-cars-business-property <P></P> <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB372&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">House Bill 372</A>&nbsp;would bar business owners from prohibiting anyone from legally possessing a firearm in their vehicles while parked at their businesses.&nbsp;&nbsp;Republican Representative&nbsp;<A href="http://house.mo.gov/mem Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:19:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25790 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property Mo. House passes medical conscience bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-medical-conscience-bill <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has passed legislation<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1541&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> that would exempt doctors and other health care workers from being forced to perform medical procedures that violate their religious beliefs</a>.</p><p>The bill re-ignited intense debate over women&rsquo;s reproductive rights.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=078">State Rep.&nbsp;Margo McNeil&nbsp;</a>(D, Hazelwood)&nbsp;argued that allowing health professionals to opt out of performing certain procedures could result in a public health threat. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:25:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3391 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes medical conscience bill Mo. House passes $23B budget for next fiscal year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-23b-budget-next-fiscal-year <p>Missouri&rsquo;s state budget for next year has been passed by the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">State House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The $23 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2012 holds current K-12 funding levels in place while cutting funds for higher education by seven percent. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:02:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes $23B budget for next fiscal year Mo. House committee passes bill restricting "late term" abortions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-bill-restricting-late-term-abortions <p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>committee has passed a bill that would bar abortions of fetuses deemed&nbsp;capable of living&nbsp;outside the womb.</p><p>The bill would ban abortions&nbsp;after 20 weeks unless two doctors verify that a fetus is either not viable or is a medical threat to the mother. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:26:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes bill restricting "late term" abortions