A Missouri lawmaker wants organizers of initiative petitions to collect signatures from all of the state's congressional districts before their measures go on ballots.
A proposal seeking a constitutional convention to allow states to repeal federal laws has divided some conservatives in the Missouri House.
The resolution by Jefferson City Republican Jay Barnes urges Congress to call a convention to draft a constitutional amendment allowing states to repeal federal laws, if two-thirds vote to do so.
But debate stalled on the measure this past week without reaching a vote.
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would return control of the Metropolitan Police Department to the city of St. Louis.
The department has been under state control since the Civil War.
A state House member wants to amend the Missouri Constitution to let parents receive public funding to send children to religious schools.
The proposal by Jefferson City Republican Jay Barnes would repeal a prohibition on public money going to religious schools. If approved by the full House and Senate, it would go on a statewide ballot.
Two bills making their way through the Missouri House would target bullying in public schools across the state.
State Representative Sue Allen (R, Town and Country) is sponsoring one of them. It would require all K-12 schools to issue a statement prohibiting bullying and to install procedures for reporting and investigating incidents of bullying.
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