Missouri Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ceremony At Mo. Capitol Marks 50th Anniversary of MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ceremony-mo-capitol-marks-50th-anniversary-mlks-i-have-dream-speech <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An estimated 200 people braved the heat and humidity to gather outside the Missouri Capitol and commemorate the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered during the March on Washington on August </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 1963.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several speakers took turns reading portions of King's famous speech, including the Reverend James Howard </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. of Jefferson City.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:25:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ceremony At Mo. Capitol Marks 50th Anniversary of MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech Mo. Senate debates adding more cameras in Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-debates-adding-more-cameras-capitol <p>The<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Missouri Senate </a>is considering legislation<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=1046410"> that would beef up security at the State Capitol</a>.</p><p>The bill would increase the number of security cameras at the State Capitol and allow the Governor&rsquo;s Office of Administration to hire private, armed security guards if needed.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sponsored by <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem05.htm">Robin Wright-Jones </a>(D, St. Louis).&nbsp; She filed the bill shortly after someone placed rifle target stickers outside her office and the offices of several other Democratic Senators and one House Republican lawmaker. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:31:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate debates adding more cameras in Capitol Mo. House committee hears voter I.D. legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-voter-id-legislation <p>Critics lined up today at the <a href="http://www.mostateparks.com/statecapcomplex/">Missouri Capitol </a>to speak out against legislation that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p><p>A similar law passed in 2006 was struck down by the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court</a>. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:32:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee hears voter I.D. legislation Smoking still allowed in Mo. House Capitol offices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/smoking-still-allowed-mo-house-capitol-offices <P>Though the recent trend in Missouri has been to <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/smoking-ban-takes-effect-now-what">go smoke free</A>, the <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> voted today to continue to allow smoking in members' offices in<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/symbols/symbols.asp?symbol=capitol"> the Capitol building.</A></P> <P>Smoking is&nbsp;already banned on the&nbsp;House floor and in the public viewing chambers above.&nbsp; But an attempt was made today to extend that ban to the entire House side of the <A href="http://www.mostateparks.com/statec Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:03:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 318 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Smoking still allowed in Mo. House Capitol offices