special session

Morning round-up
9:13 am
Thu October 20, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, October 20, 2011

An oversized American flag covers the Busch Stadium outfield during the playing of the National Anthem before Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis on Oct. 19, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Cardinals win Game 1 of World Series

The Cardinals claimed Game 1 of the World Series last night at Busch Stadium against the Texas Rangers.

Pinch-hitter Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win. Lance Berkman put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run single in the fourth, and Rangers catcher Mike Napoli tied the game with a home run the next inning. Pitcher Chris Carpenter got the win, allowing five hits in six innings. Allen Craig says it worked out to have Carpenter on the mound during the first game.

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Mo. Special session
1:16 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Mo. special session may be effectively over

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri’s special legislative session may, in effect, be over, following Monday's actions in the Missouri Senate.

First, the Senate rejected the House version of a wide-ranging tax credit bill, voting to send it back to the House and urging passage of the Senate version.  Then Senate leaders chose not to vote on a presidential primary bill, following a failed attempt to swap it out with an alternate version that would have replaced the primary with county-level caucuses.

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Mo. Special session
7:29 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Mo. special session may end next week

Mo. Senate President Pro-tem Rob Mayer (R, Dexter) speaks to reporters about the ongoing special legislative session.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The full Missouri Senate is set to convene next week, October 17th, to make one last attempt at reaching an agreement on a wide-ranging economic development bill.

The biggest sticking point remains whether to place 7-year expiration dates, or sunsets, on low income and historic preservation tax credits.  The Missouri House removed the sunsets before passing the bill last week, a move opposed by the Senate.

President Pro-tem Rob Mayer (R, Dexter) says he’ll ask the Senate to vote to appoint conferees, who would meet with House leaders and try to hammer out a final version of the bill.

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MO Statehouse
11:02 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Nixon says House business incentives bill only widens differences

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a business incentive bill passed by the House has widened the differences with the Senate in a special legislative session.

Nixon said Tuesday that he prefers the Senate version of the legislation but hopes lawmakers can still settle their differences and send him a bill.

Republican senators were to meet privately later Tuesday to discuss the legislation passed last week by the House.

MO Statehouse / Special Session
12:12 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Missouri House to vote on jobs bill next week

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri House leaders have confirmed they’re returning to Jefferson City next week to resume the special legislative session -- but their return doesn’t mean that there’s been any breakthrough on an economic development deal.

The special session ground to a halt last week because House and Senate leaders could not agree on whether to place expiration dates, or sunsets, on historic preservation and low-income housing tax credits, or on how much oversight Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) Economic Development department should have over some incentives.

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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 29, 2011

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter. The Cards completed one of the more remarkable comebacks in baseball history, clinching the NL wildcard Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Cards clinch NL wild card

Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of the more remarkable comebacks in baseball history, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.

The Cardinals got their playoff spot when the Braves fell to Philadelphia 4-3 in 13 innings. St. Louis trailed Atlanta by 10 1/2 games on Aug. 25. The Cardinals won 23 of their last 31 games.

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MO Statehouse
4:51 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Missouri may keep its early presidential primary

The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri appears ready to hold its presidential primary in February - a move that trigger more confusion in the 2012 election calendar and prompt other states to elbow to the front of the campaign line.

Rules set by the Republican and Democratic parties dictate that only Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada should hold contests in February; all other states are supposed to wait until March or later. National party leaders have threatened to reduce the national convention delegates for any states that jump the line.

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Morning round-up
9:21 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Illinois judge ruled Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 that the Illinois Dept. of Family Services can begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
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Judge rules Illinois can cancel contracts with Catholic Charities

A Sangamon County judge has ruled the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service can begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

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MO Statehouse
5:23 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Mo. special session in limbo

Mo. Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Lawmakers have left Jefferson City and are not scheduled to return, even though the special session is still officially underway.  House and Senate leaders are still at odds over a wide-ranging tax credit bill.

The only legislative action so far this week was Monday’s technical session in the Missouri Senate, in which two Senators gaveled the chamber in, took no action, then gaveled out about a minute later.  The House is scheduled to hold a similarly brief session on Thursday.

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Gov. Nixon press conference
6:54 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Nixon comments on Mo. special session, Mamtek, during Capitol press conference

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) talks with reporters at a press conference at the State Capitol.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) met with reporters at the State Capitol today to discuss the latest developments with the special legislative session.   He also commented on the Mamtek controversy that has damaged the financial status of the small town of Moberly and caused some legislative leaders to question whether parts of the tax credit bill could wreak the same havoc.

You can listen to the entire news conference by clicking on the word "listen" above.

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