legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Gov. Nixon may be close to signing Prop. B reversal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-may-be-close-signing-prop-b-reversal <p>Missouri House leaders believe Governor Jay Nixon may be on the verge of signing a controversial bill that reverses Proposition B.&nbsp;</p><p>The voter-approved initiative limits dog breeders to 50 per operation and requires larger cages, more outdoor access and annual veterinary exams.&nbsp;</p><p>Nixon is also proposing a compromise that would remove the 50-dog-per-breeder cap while leaving some of the&nbsp;other restrictions in place.&nbsp; House Speaker Steven Tilley says they&rsquo;ll take up the governor&rsquo;s compromise after he signs the rollback bill into law.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:45:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1042 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon may be close to signing Prop. B reversal Mo. Senate passes late-term abortion bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-late-term-abortion-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has passed <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4066493">legislation</a> imposing more restrictions on late-term abortions.</p><p>The legislation would remove a general exception for a woman&#39;s health from a current state law banning abortions of viable fetuses. Instead, the legislation would allow such abortions only when the woman&#39;s life is endangered or when pregnancy risks permanent damage to a major bodily function.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:38:45 +0000 The Associated Press 909 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate passes late-term abortion bill Morning Headlines: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-march-29-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are a few of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Missouri to apply for high-speed rail funding</strong></p><p>The State of Missouri will apply for federal funding to construct high-speed rail service between the state&#39;s two metropolitan areas. Gov. Jay Nixon is scheduled to announce details of the application during a 10 a.m. news conference at the Kirkwood Amtrak station in suburban St. Louis. Nixon&#39;s office says the application will include a proposal for immediate upgrades to improve speeds on existing lines between St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.</p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:46:43 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 823 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Clay speaks on Arizona shooting, appeals to media http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/clay-speaks-arizona-shooting-appeals-media <p>St. Louis Rep. <a href="http://lacyclay.house.gov/">William Lacy Clay</a> took the floor of the <a href="http://www.house.gov/">U.S. House of Representatives</a> this morning to give a speech on the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=132789874">tragic shootings in Tucson, Ariz</a>.</p><p>Clay expressed his condolences for the victims and others involved, along with an appeal to the media "To remember that hateful words often lead to hateful deeds."</p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:37:31 +0000 Kelsey Proud 306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Clay speaks on Arizona shooting, appeals to media 2011 Missouri Legislative Preview http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/2011-missouri-legislative-preview <p>Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City this week for the 2011 legislative session.&nbsp; There’ll be many new faces, thanks to term limits, along with new leaders for both the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">State House</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Senate</a>.&nbsp; And Republicans now hold a veto-proof majority in the Senate and fall only three votes short of one in the House.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio’s <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/marshall-griffin">Marshall Griffin</a> takes a closer look at the major issues they’ll be facing this year.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 17:40:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 227 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 2011 Missouri Legislative Preview