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Student Transfer Law
9:26 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Five Bills Heard Jointly Seek To Restructure Missouri's Student Transfer Law

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Five identical bills that would each revamp Missouri's student transfer law were examined Wednesday by a State Senate committee.

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Boeing/Special Session
4:35 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Mo. Senate Passes Boeing Incentives Bill; House May Hold Vote Friday

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon's (D) proposal to land production of Boeing's 777X passenger jet is two steps closer to success, as the Missouri Senate gave it both first-round and final approval Wednesday.

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Economy
5:49 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Rule Change To Allow E-15 Sales In Mo. Rejected By Joint Committee

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A proposed rule change that would have allowed more ethanol to be blended into gasoline sold in Missouri has been shot down by a joint legislative committee.

Earlier this week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture asked the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to allow the change, saying that E-15 is both safe and good for the state's economy.  But State Senator and committee chair Eric Schmitt (R, Glendale) says the proposal would have violated state law.

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School Transfers
6:19 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Kirkwood Administrators Hear Concerns, Say They Are Ready To Support Incoming Students

John Davidson donates a $100 check to help provide resources for transfer students, challenges other people attending an informational meeting at Kirkwood High School to do the same.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

Just weeks away from its implementation, the Kirkwood School District held an informational meeting Tuesday night to answer questions from parents and residents about the school transfer process.

The basic message from speakers was this: The system is flawed, the law is broken, there wasn’t nearly enough planning, the legislature is dysfunctional, and what happens if we get sued?  But we need to do everything in our power to make sure the incoming students get the best possible education we can provide.

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Politics
2:30 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Touring Committee Seeks Ways To Downsize Missouri State Government

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

An interim committee kicked off its statewide tour in St. Louis County on Tuesday, gathering small business owners and other citizens to voice their ideas for ways to shrink Missouri's government.

The "Missouri House Committee on Downsizing State Government" is chaired by Rep. Paul Curtman (R-Franklin County).

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Politically Speaking
4:36 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Politically Speaking: Sen. Eric Schmitt Joins To Discuss Tax Bill And More

Sen. Schmitt in studio.
Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

On this week's episode: Missouri Senator Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale) joins as a guest to have a "free-wheeling and fun conversation" on the income tax bill the governor vetoed. Then we run through some news: the auditor's finding on the Hancock Amendment, as well as the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Next week, Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed will join the program.

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Beer / Politics
5:15 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Home Brewers Legislation, 7 Other Bills, Signed Into Law By Mo. Gov. Nixon

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Governor Jay Nixon (D) Wednesday signed eight bills into law that were passed this year by Missouri lawmakers.

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Liquor war
6:57 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Liquor Franchise Legislation Stalls In Missouri Senate

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Legislation to redefine the relationship between liquor distributors, wholesalers and retailers has stalled in the Missouri Senate.

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Tax credit bills
4:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Mo. Gov. Nixon Signs Amateur Sporting Events & Benevolent Tax Credit Bills Into Law

Capt. Paul Ferguson (left) directs volunteers during a weekly food pickup day at the Salvation Army’s food pantry in O’Fallon, Missouri. Gov. Nixon (D) signed legislation on March 29th, 2013, reviving tax breaks for food pantries and other incentives.
Tim Lloyd, St. Louis Public Radio

Two tax credit bills passed by Missouri lawmakers have become the first ones signed into law this year by Governor Jay Nixon (D). 

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Tax credits
2:46 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Tax Breaks For Amateur Sporting Events In Mo. Is First Bill Sent To Gov. Nixon

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Legislation that would provide tax breaks for amateur sporting events held in Missouri has become the first one sent to Governor Jay Nixon (D) during the 2013 regular session.

The incentives would equal about $5 per ticket sold, and they would be capped at $3 million a year.  It was sponsored by State Senator Eric Schmitt (R, Glendale).

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