Genise Montecillo http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-gives-1st-round-approval-72-hour-waiting-period-abortions-senate-version-blocked <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation that would require a 72-hour waiting period for abortions is moving forward in the Missouri House, while its Senate counterpart is stalled.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:51:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34203 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions; Senate Version Blocked Nicastro: Normandy Schools Headed For Bankruptcy; Lawmaker Calls For Her Resignation During Hearing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nicastro-normandy-schools-headed-bankruptcy-lawmaker-calls-her-resignation-during-hearing <p>Time is running out for Normandy schools in north St. Louis County to win extra funding from Missouri lawmakers this school year.</p><p>Normandy and Riverview Gardens have experienced an exodus this school year due to the student transfer law.&nbsp; Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro&nbsp;told the House Budget Committee Wednesday that she expects the Normandy School District will be bankrupt by the end of the year.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:39:11 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nicastro: Normandy Schools Headed For Bankruptcy; Lawmaker Calls For Her Resignation During Hearing Two Mo. Lawmakers Call on DESE Commissioner Nicastro To Resign http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-mo-lawmakers-call-dese-commissioner-nicastro-resign <p>Two members of the Missouri General Assembly are calling on <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)</a> <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/commissioner/commissioner.htm">Commissioner Chris Nicastro</a>&nbsp;to resign.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:18:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31759 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Mo. Lawmakers Call on DESE Commissioner Nicastro To Resign Joint Mo. House/Senate Committee Examines Teacher Tenure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joint-mo-housesenate-committee-examines-teacher-tenure <p>A <a href="http://house.mo.gov/committeeIndividual.aspx?com=366&amp;year=2013">joint Missouri House/Senate committee</a> heard testimony Tuesday on whether the state's teacher tenure system is working.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among those testifying was Mark Van </span>Zandt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, General Counsel for the <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)</a>.&nbsp; He says tenured teachers can be held accountable under the current system.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:19:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29804 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joint Mo. House/Senate Committee Examines Teacher Tenure Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gen-assembly-sends-25-billion-state-budget-gov-nixon <p>Missouri lawmakers have sent a nearly $25 billion budget to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D).</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 07:43:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends $25 Billion State Budget To Gov. Nixon Mo. House endorses minimum wage restriction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-minimum-wage-restriction <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the state&#39;s minimum wage from exceeding the federal rate.</p><p>In 2006, Missouri voters approved a ballot initiative that set the state&#39;s minimum wage at $6.50 an hour, and allowed future minimums to rise based on the rate of inflation.&nbsp; It now matches the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:59:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses minimum wage restriction Mo. House committee passes balanced budget amendment proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-balanced-budget-amendment-proposal <P>A resolution that would launch a new attempt to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution has passed a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </A>committee.</P> <P>The measure is sponsored by <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=093">State Representative Dwight Scharnhorst </A>(R, Valley Park). Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:34:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes balanced budget amendment proposal