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Mallory Daily

Mallory Daily is the 2016 statehouse reporting intern for St. Louis Public Radio. She previously worked as associate producer of a religion news show in Washington, D.C. called Interfaith Voices. After the legislative session ends, she's heading to El Salvador to freelance and develop social entrepreneurship projects.

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Student members of the coalition visited the Capitol Wednesday to distribute their report and discuss their recommendations with Missouri lawmakers.
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A student advocacy group wants Missouri’s merit-based scholarship program, Bright Flight, to be restructured. Advocates say it should take a back seat to need-based programs that are vital for low-income students seeking a college education.

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A Missouri House committee is considering yet another proposal to loosen the state’s universal helmet law for motorcyclists. State Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Springfield, is sponsoring a bill (HB 1464) that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to opt out of wearing a helmet if they meet certain requirements.

A bill in the Missouri House that seeks to ensure First Amendment rights for student journalists received overwhelming support in a hearing Monday night. The so-called Walter Cronkite New Voices Act would require public schools and universities to grant student journalists the same degree of free speech they would a professional journalist.

A rendering of the proposed riverfront stadium
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Two more ethics bills are headed to the Missouri Senate after passing through the House today. That makes six that have gone on to the Senate. 

These are both sponsored by Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, and fit into a stated legislative goal of improving government oversight and accountability.

Brian Munzlinger GOP Sen. 18th NE corner of state
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A Senate committee is considering a bill (SB 731) to allow students to carry concealed weapons on college campuses in Missouri.

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Brian Munzlinger,  R-Williamstown, drew a strong reaction from both supporters and opponents during a hearing today.

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A state Senate Committee is weighing more restrictions to abortion services in Missouri. 

Testimony was heard today on a bill (SB802) that would prohibit abortions solely on the basis of prenatal screenings for Down syndrome.