crisis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bill forbidding interference with crisis pregnancy centers passes Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-forbidding-interference-crisis-pregnancy-centers-passes-mo-house <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has passed legislation that would bar local governments from interfering with the day-to-day operations of alternatives to abortion agencies.</p><p>The bill would forbid municipalities from regulating advertising and advice given out by crisis pregnancy centers run by pro-life groups.&nbsp; Supporters say they&rsquo;re trying to protect the First Amendment free speech rights of volunteers and staff at the centers.&nbsp;&nbsp;The sponsor,&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=013">State Rep.&nbsp;Chuck Gatschenberger&nbsp;</a>(R,&nbsp;Lake St. Louis), admits it&rsquo;s a preemptive move. Wed, 16 May 2012 00:07:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3704 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill forbidding interference with crisis pregnancy centers passes Mo. House Potential GOP presidential candidate Cain speaks at Mo. Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/potential-gop-presidential-candidate-cain-speaks-mo-capitol <p>A potential Republican candidate for president made a stop today at the <a href="http://mostateparks.com/park/missouri-state-museum">Missouri Capitol</a>.</p><p>Business executive-turned-radio talk show host <a href="http://www.hermancain.com/">Herman Cain </a>met with state lawmakers and addressed a Tea Party rally on the South Lawn of the Capitol. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:20:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Potential GOP presidential candidate Cain speaks at Mo. Capitol Mo. faces highway funding shortfall http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-faces-highway-funding-shortfall <p>Missouri&#39;s transportation director says the state is nearing a crisis in highway funding and may have to turn away federal dollars unless it comes up with more of its own money for roads.</p><p>Department Director <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/leadership/kevinkeith.htm">Kevin Keith</a> told The Associated Press on Monday the agency now believes it must make about $300 million in cost cuts to free up enough state money to match federal highway dollars over the next five years. The department last year had set a goal of $200 million of savings.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:41:41 +0000 The Associated Press 771 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. faces highway funding shortfall