Governor Jay Nixon has released $7.5 million for public school busing that he had earlier withheld due to Missouri's budget troubles.
The amount is just a fraction of the $70 million budgeted for public school transportation, the rest of which remains frozen.
Though the recent trend in Missouri has been to go smoke free, the Missouri House voted today to continue to allow smoking in members' offices in the Capitol building.
A Missouri House committee has passed legislation that would require some welfare recipients to undergo drug testing in order to receive benefits.
Members of the House Committee on General Laws took testimony from supporters and opponents before casting their votes.
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