Linda Black http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. lawmakers react to MOSIRA law being struck down http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-react-mosira-law-being-struck-down <p>Many Missouri lawmakers&nbsp;are expressing disappointment&nbsp;over&nbsp;Tuesday&#39;s ruling that struck down the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=S1&amp;BillID=4696927">Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment&nbsp;Act</a>,&nbsp;more commonly&nbsp;known as &quot;MOSIRA.&quot;</p><p>The measure would have used revenues generated by a group of science and high-tech companies to create a pool to lure more such companies to Missouri and to keep the ones already here from leaving.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem17.htm">&nbsp;State Senator Luann Ridgeway&nbsp;</a>(R,&nbsp;Smithville)&nbsp;is&nbsp;not&nbsp;happy with the ruling. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:38:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3121 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers react to MOSIRA law being struck down 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