Missouri Right to Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri's Latest Abortion Debate Once Again Attracts National Attention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-latest-abortion-debate-once-again-attracts-national-attention <p>For at least 35 years, Missouri has been one of the major battlefields in the ongoing fight over reproductive rights, contraception and abortion.</p><p>Based on the last few weeks in Jefferson City, not much has changed.</p><p><a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/missouri.html">“Missouri is one of the really hot states, when it comes to abortion restrictions this year,’</a>’ said Elizabeth Nash, state issues manager with the Guttmacher Institute, a research group advocating sexual and reproductive health rights.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:44:15 +0000 Jo Mannies 34461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's Latest Abortion Debate Once Again Attracts National Attention Missouri House Passes 'Angel Investment' Tax Credit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-passes-angel-investment-tax-credit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has passed legislation to create tax incentives to lure wealthy high-tech investors to the Show-Me State.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:59:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Passes 'Angel Investment' Tax Credit Despite Annual March To Washington, Fight Over Abortion Is Being Waged In The States http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-annual-march-washington-fight-over-abortion-being-waged-states <p>Tuesday morning, thousands of Missourians — many of them from the St. Louis area — are following a decades-old tradition and boarding buses for an all-night bus ride to Washington.</p><p>On Wednesday, the Missouri contingent will join tens of thousands of others from around the country for the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital to protest the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing most abortions.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:36:22 +0000 Jo Mannies 33130 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Annual March To Washington, Fight Over Abortion Is Being Waged In The States New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-science-incentives-fund-declared-unconstitutional-judge <p>A Missouri trial judge has struck&nbsp;down a state fund designed to offer state incentives to science or&nbsp;technology companies.</p><p>During a special legislative session last fall, lawmakers&nbsp;approved the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, also often referred to as MOSIRA. The&nbsp;measure contained a clause that the law would not take effect&nbsp;without the passage of a separate measure, which was not approved.</p><p>Those challenging the science fund included the Missouri Roundtable&nbsp;for Life and Missouri Right to Life.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 3111 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New science incentives fund declared unconstitutional by judge Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-challenge-mosira-fund-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit has been filed that challenges the creation of a new fund to offer state incentives to science or technology companies.</p><p>The Missouri Roundtable for Life and Missouri Right to Life said Thursday the new fund should be void.</p><p>Legislators <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mosira-signed-law-designed-lure-science-and-technology-companies-mo">created the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act this year</a> during a special legislative session.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 22:30:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents challenge MOSIRA fund with lawsuit