Chris Kelly http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-2nd-amendment-preservation-bill-shortly-after-pro-gun-rights-rally <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB 436&amp;code=R">Missouri House</a> has passed the so-called <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB 436&amp;code=R">Second Amendment Preservation Act</a>, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:52:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25581 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-photo-voter-id-legislation <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:36:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation House sends Facebook fix to Governor Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-sends-facebook-fix-governor-nixon <p>At least one bill has made it out of the special legislative session.</p><p>Today the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> overwhelmingly passed the so-called &ldquo;Facebook Fix,&rdquo; which would remove confusing language from a new law regarding teacher-student messaging via social media.&nbsp; That law was placed on hold last month by a Cole County judge, who ruled that barring teachers from websites that allow private messaging with students would have a, quote, &ldquo;chilling effect&rdquo; on free speech rights. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:08:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2108 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House sends Facebook fix to Governor Nixon Mo. House committee passes "Facebook fix" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-facebook-fix <p>A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> committee has unanimously passed legislation<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696921"> that would remove confusing language from a new state law regarding the use of social media between teachers and students</a>.</p><p>The bill was passed last week by the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a>.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s being handled in the House by&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=024">State Representative&nbsp;Chris Kelly</a> (D, Columbia). Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:46:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes "Facebook fix" Mo. lawmaker calls for cigarette tax increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-calls-cigarette-tax-increase <p>A Missouri House member wants to ask voters to raise the state cigarette tax by 81 cents a pack.</p><p>Democrat Chris Kelly, of Columbia, outlined his plan Thursday to a House committee. He&#39;s <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1023">proposing</a> a future statewide vote on whether to raise Missouri&#39;s current 17-cent tax - the lowest in the nation - to 98 cents per pack.</p><p>Kelly says the increase could generate $425 million in state revenue, discourage people from smoking and bring down state health care costs.</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:43:35 +0000 The Associated Press 1006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmaker calls for cigarette tax increase Mo. hospitals charge state different rates for rape kits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-hospitals-charge-state-different-rates-rape-kits <p>The amount Missouri hospitals charge the state for examinations to collect evidence from sexual assault victims varies widely between hospitals.</p><p>Lawmakers say the state should set a cap on the rates it pays.</p><p>Data from the Department of Public Safety shows the state paid $35.40 for a lab test at a Kansas City hospital and more than $1,500 for an examination at a Harrisonville hospital. The state paid an average of about $784 per examination last year.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:34:13 +0000 The Associated Press 688 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. hospitals charge state different rates for rape kits Democrats to chair 3 Mo. House committees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/democrats-chair-3-mo-house-committees <p>Three Democratic members of the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </a>will chair committees next year, despite the increase in power by the Republican Party in that chamber.<br> Incoming House Speaker <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills081/member/mem106.htm">Steven Tilley</a> (R, Perryville) told reporters at a press conference today that he picked the best qualified lawmakers to head the committees, regardless of party. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:47:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 59 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Democrats to chair 3 Mo. House committees