Brian Munzlinger http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/showdown-looms-over-right-farm-amendment <p>Wes Shoemyer was content to ride off into the political sunset.&nbsp;</p><p>The former Democratic state senator lost his re-election bid decisively in 2010. Afterward he told people in Jefferson City that he had a great “consolation prize” – going back to his farm near Monroe County.</p><p>But Shoemyer is leaping back into the fray to fight an amendment making it more difficult to regulate agriculture. And he’s taking on familiar adversaries – some the state’s largest agricultural organizations.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 02:18:13 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33226 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Showdown Looms Over 'Right To Farm' Amendment Mo. Senate backs bill lowering concealed gun age http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-backs-bill-lowering-concealed-gun-age <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>has passed legislation that would lower the age for getting a concealed firearm permit from 23 to 21.</p><p>The conceal-carry language was added onto <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/BillSummary.aspx?bill=HB294&amp;Year=2011&amp;code=R">a larger firearms regulation bill</a>.&nbsp; The bill&#39;s Senate handler,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem18.htm">Brian Munzlinger&nbsp;</a>(R, Williamstown)&nbsp;says lowering the concealed permit age to 21 would bring Missouri into line with most other states. Wed, 11 May 2011 17:30:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1217 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate backs bill lowering concealed gun age Dueling Prop B rallies held in Mo. capital as Nixon weighs options http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dueling-prop-b-rallies-held-mo-capital-nixon-weighs-options <p>As <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D) weighs his options on a bill to roll back voter-approved dog breeding regulations, supporters and opponents of <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/2010-085.asp">Proposition B</a> staged dueling rallies a few blocks from each other in Jefferson City.</p><p>Several hundred people gathered outside the State Capitol to urge the governor to sign<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4075538"> a bill </a>passed by the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a> that would remove the 50-dog per breeder limit and relax provisions for living space and veterinary exams. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:01:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dueling Prop B rallies held in Mo. capital as Nixon weighs options Elk damage would be covered by Mo. if bill becomes law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-damage-would-be-covered-mo-if-bill-becomes-law <p>The <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation </a>would have to reimburse landowners for any damage caused by the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/landwater-care/animal-management/elk-restoration/elk-restoration-updates">reintroduction of elk</a>, under a <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4154351">bill</a> filed this week in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">State Senate</a>.</p><p>If passed, the state would be liable for damage to crops, pastures, livestock, buildings and other property, as well as injuries in traffic crashes caused by elk. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:39:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 570 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elk damage would be covered by Mo. if bill becomes law