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and KMOX Radio in St. Louis.
MDN was designed and is managed by Phill Brooks]
The descriptions of bills, amendments and roll-call votes are written by MDN journalists and do not represent official government information. For official information, check the House or Senate WWW service.
Since the mid-2000s, the House speaker has begun refusing to assign a large number of bills to a committee until the last day of the session -- when it is too late for any action on the bills. MDN's database may not include these last-hour assignments since they have no practical effect.]