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2006 Business Stories
Radio Story - UM System president Elson Floyd takes a job in Washington state.
Radio Story - The Governor's suggestion to delay the Ameren UE rate case in favor of finding a power outage prevention strategy has drawn a
Newspaper Story - The on-going drought that has plagued the midwest could lead to the cancellation of the 2008 navigation season on the Missouri River.
Radio Story - The Supreme Court added Amendment Three to the November 7th ballot a few weeks ago. In Jefferson City, Robbie Fisher has an in-depth look at the cigarette tax.
Radio Story - The nation's foremost provider in student loans has been called a predatory lender and is speaking out.
Radio Story - The Supreme Court added Amendment Three to the November 7th ballot a few weeks ago.
Radio Story - A Missouri business lobbying group says,
Newspaper Story - Small business owners in support of Prop B gathered today in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis
Radio Story - Rural Missourians have the opportunity to find jobs as the number of state ethanol plants triple. Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - The Governor's Energy Task Force Chair Jeff Davis says Missourians need to practice conservation in their every day lives.
Radio Story - St. Louis county's council chairman is pushing for a smoke-free city. Fanna Haile-Selassie has more from the Capitol.
Newspaper Story - The people who will be most affected by Proposition B may not be voting in this year's election.
Radio Story - Utility rate increases will require state approval, but could leave customers with much larger bills. Robbie Fisher has more from the Capitol.
Radio Story - The chairman of Missouri's utility regulating commission is defending his organization's decision on automatic electric rate increases.
Newspaper Story - A business owner and his employee personify the arguments over the minimum wage proposal on the November ballot.
Radio Story - A Circuit Court judge said he would make a ruling on the proposed tobacco tax measure on Monday
Newspaper Story - Spokesperson for the governor's office dismissed Attorney General Jay Nixon's letter to the MOHELA board as a
Newspaper Story - The governor approved almost $1 million in tax credits for Missouri not-for-profits, including Boone Hospital Foundation
Newspaper Story - Missouri experienced a double-digit percentage drop in unemployment last month.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt and legislative leaders agreeded on a new plan for higher education funding, according to the Associated Press.
Radio Story - Questions about the latest plan to sell part of the state's college loan program are being raised by Missouri's top Democrat.
Radio Story - Questions about the latest plan to sell part of the state's college loan authority are being raised by Missouri's top Democrat.
Radio Story - Democrats raise questions about Blunt's new MOHELA proposal
Newspaper Story - S.O.S. Jobs, Give Missourians a Raise release conflicting sets of data concerning Prop B.
Newspaper Story - For the second straight year, business-related issues dominated the Missouri legislature.
Radio Story - Tuesday the Missouri senate debated off and on a bill that would protect homeowners from eminent domain abuse.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate finalized it's Eminent Domain bill.
Radio Story - Matt Bartle (R-Jackson County) is proposing some of the money from the MOHELA sale be put into a reserve fund for future financial emergencies.
Radio Story - Legislation could heavily impact businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
Newspaper Story - This bill passed out of a Senate committee would bar eminent domain for "predominantly" economic development.
Radio Story - A bill won first round approval in the Senate Monday to penalize employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Newspaper Story - The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that requires gasoline distributors to sell ethanol-blended gasoline.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave final approval to a bill that would entice the DaimlerChrysler plant to stay open in Fenton.
Radio Story - Democrat Wes Shoemyer and Republican Allen Icet have different interpretations on the pending sale of MOHELA.
Radio Story - In a 7-1 vote, members of the Senate Transportation Committee voted to move HB 1532, a bill on auto emissions in St. Louis, to the Senate floor for further debate.
Radio Story - Missouri's Farm Bureau announces opposition to the House-passed bill on eminent domain.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon received an injunction Thursday that resolves lawsuit he filed against the mobile home company in 2004
Radio Story - House debate went late into the night and the result was an overwhelming majority that voted to essentially continue developers' leverage to use eminent domain.
Newspaper Story - Legislative wrangling over how to spend the $450 million expected from the sale of college loans continues to raise questions over whether the funds will even be available.
Radio Story - Senator Engler says cellphones and business fax-lines need to be protected from telemarketers and unwanted advertisements.
Radio Story - In a 29-3 vote Thursday, the Missouri Senate voted to pass a bill which removes campaign contribution limits.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor won a key test vote on his plans to sell a portion of the state's college loan program.
Radio Story - The Missouri House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Tuesday from both sides of the eminent domain debate.
Newspaper Story - The MOHELA board of directors said they have not finalized plans for a sale at a public meeting.
Radio Story - State auditor Claire McCaskill recently concluded an audit of Transportation Development Districts, or TDD's. The audit found the TDD's were able to increase taxes without public knowledge
Radio Story - The Governor defended his ethanol plan at his Advisory Council on Agrigulture.
Newspaper Story - Rep. J.C. Kuessner, D-Eminence, sponsored the change.
Radio Story - Builder and State Representative Bob Johnson says the housing bubble burst will lead to unemployment in construction and in turn, effect business and commerce.
Radio Story - The much- discussed senate bill 179 passed last session allows utilties to pass along costs of rate increases, environmental compliance, and weather variation to consumers.
Newspaper Story - Taking a cue from the federal government, one Missouri legislator is working to curb the sale of wireless and landline phone logs.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Shannon Cooper introduced a bill today that would impose harsher restrictions on companies that sell phone logs without the owner's consent
Radio Story - The Senate Economic Development committee voted 7-0 to pass a bill restricting when cities can seize private lands for private redevelopment.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's college loan board voted to pursue sale of some of its assets without legislative approval.
Radio Story - Lawmakers were expected to vote eminent domain out of committee, but the chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee says they won't vote until next week.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt toured three college campuses in an effort to gain support to get rid of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
Newspaper Story - The Governor's plan to sell the state's student loan program to a private company has set off a flurry of questions about the benefits and problems of such a sale.
Radio Story - The proposed plan would give MU almost 175 million dollars.
Newspaper Story - Opponents of eminent domain for commercial use gathered in Jefferson City to rally support for reform to Missouri's current law
Radio Story - Speakers discussed their opposition to stem cell research and human cloning.
Radio Story - Proposed legislation would allow businesses to opt out of junk mail they normally receive from registering with the Secretary of State's office.
Radio Story - Hundreds of protesters from across the Missouri protested the use of eminent domain for economic development.
Radio Story - Gov. Blunt toured three college campuses to gain support for getting rid of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
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