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2012 Business & Consumer Stories
Radio Story - Missouri Senators held a hearing to debate possible changes in the states immigration policy for 2013
Radio Story - St. Peters investor faces cease-and-desist order after alleged $800,000 investment scheme
Radio Story - Missouri may follow Michigan's lead in becoming a Right to Work state.
Radio Story - Rep. Jeff Roorda prefiled bill forcing drug dealers buy tax stamps with a penalty if they get caught without them.
Radio Story - Lawmakers have pre-filed varying proposals to cut Missouri's income taxes in the next legislative session.
Radio Story - Republicans condemn Gov. Nixon's support of Medicaid expansion.
Radio Story - STL developer Paul McKee's attorney call for court to restore his $390M TIF in north city
Radio Story - Transportation committee members say raising taxes may be only way to fix Missouri's crumbling road system
Radio Story - Utility companies meet with Missouri Public Service Commissioners to discuss safety of electric grid from hackers
Radio Story - Missouri sees 6 percent jump in international student enrollment
Radio Story - Missouri Chamber of Commerce pushes back on minimum wage increase
Radio Story - Director of the Mo. Dept. of Revenue has refused to attend the past three committee meetings on government bidding
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters shot down Proposition B, which proposed an increase on the state's tobacco tax.
Radio Story - With less than one week until the election, Missouri's candidates for governor spar over failed Mamtek factory.
Newspaper Story - A few Missouri lawmakers are working on bonding bills to make capital improvements
Radio Story - Two Missouri policymakers want to pass a bonding bill in the next legislative session.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chris Kelly, Missouri convenience store group bring their arguments to Columbia on cigarette tax
Radio Story - Opponents clash on cigarette tax on November ballot
Radio Story - Despite price increases, Missourians won't see a bacon shortage
Radio Story - Rep. Jay Barnes proposed a bill to improve the DED before it was audited and will continue to do so.
Radio Story - A state audit found The Department of Economic Development did not do enough to avoid Moberly's Mamtek disaster
Radio Story - State Auditor finds Department of Economic Development did not act accordingly in financing Mamtek
Radio Story - Mo. Chamber of Commerce endorses Spence in gubernatorial race
Radio Story - High ranking Republicans join in calls for Saint Louis local control.
Radio Story - Lawmakers override governor's veto of contraception legislation
Radio Story - Car buyers not purchasing from Missouri auto dealers still not subject to sales tax
Newspaper Story - Mo. lawmakers voted 109-45 to pass contraception bill into law over Nixon objection, did not challnege car tax veto
Radio Story - The summer's drought is bittersweet for Missouri winemakers.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon is in hot water again after an audit reveals he shifted $1.7 million in office costs.
Radio Story - Minimum Wage and Payday Loan Initiatives off ballot
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon opposes a bill dealing with vehicle taxes.
Radio Story - Corn harvest down, industry says ethanol blend should stay
Radio Story - Telemarketers will not be able to call cell phones on the state's expanded no call list starting Tuesday.
Radio Story - Missouri Attorney General said expanded no call list addresses major consumer complaint
Newspaper Story - As Missouri lawmakers head home, many issues touted by leadership failed to gain traction and pass.
Radio Story - Mo. lawmakers approve earlier hours to serve alcohol at Lambert International Airport
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers enter their last day of the session with various issues still left unresolved
Radio Story - Senate votes to cap historic preservation tax credits - essentially killing the "Mamtek" bill.
Newspaper Story - Statehouse News Summary for May 16, 2012
Newspaper Story - Legislators hand cell phone users a victory as the session draws to an end.
Newspaper Story - Rush Limbaugh dominated the opening day of the legislature's last week.
Newspaper Story - Statehouse news summary for May 9, 2012
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers pass legislation that would allow a sales tax increase for projects in Kansas City and St. Louis
Newspaper Story - News Summary for May 7
Newspaper Story - News summary for May 8
Newspaper Story - The Senate's only physician launches filibuster against a prescription drug monitoring program.
Radio Story - House Committee approves a bill that would create a committee to study the future of Missouri Employers Mutual.
Newspaper Story - Environmental groups criticized a bill that would allow Ameren to increase rates.
Radio Story - Missouri environmental groups oppose increases in utility rates to construct a nuclear plant
Radio Story - House passes bill that would protect whistle blowers, after opponents said it would limit their rights.
Radio Story - Has the time come to raise the tobacco tax to save Missouri's economy?
Radio Story - The Missouri House endorses new requirements for economic development incentives following Mamtek failure.
Newspaper Story - After eight hours of debate Missouri's $24 billion budget has yet to receive a vote in the Senate.
Radio Story - House approves bill that would require parental consent to use UV beds.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate rejected an attempt to eliminate a proposed wage increase for state workers.
Radio Story - Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri partner to apply for federal grant money to develop small modular reactors.
Radio Story - State Auditor gives fair report to license offices procedures and contracts.
Newspaper Story - Senate General Laws Committee hears testimony on bill which would modify Missouri's Sunshine Law
Newspaper Story - State Auditor said he would appeal a court's ruling on a ballot issue that would eliminate the state's income tax
Radio Story - The Missouri auditor will appeal a court ruling that struck down the fiscal note for a tax ballot initiative.
Radio Story - House Committee passes slimmed down version of twice-vetoed workplace discrimination bill.
Newspaper Story - Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson indicted by grand jury for his involvent with Missouri Employers Mutual.
Newspaper Story - Conservative senators blocked a tax credit to bring sporting events to Missouri.
Radio Story - Representatives from Anheuser Busch and Miller brewing companies testify to stop bill from going to Senate floor.
Newspaper Story - House committee discusses bills to crack down on metal theft, eliminate phone usage while driving
Radio Story - After taking advantage of federal tax exemptions, Missouri Employers Mutual is the subject of House legislation.
Radio Story - Missourians bugging out over early arrival of insects.
Newspaper Story - Hundreds of people representing labor unions and religious groups came to the Capitol to protest.
Newspaper Story - Missouri newspapers could face increased costs for printing materials.
Radio Story - A bill that would repeal tax credits for newspapers passes through committee.
Radio Story - The bill would exempt business owners from restricting the lawful carrying of firearms in a vehicle.
Radio Story - The Senate's only licensed physician continues to block a prescription drug monitoring plan.
Radio Story - A bill to prohibit tax credits to prevent businesses from relocating from Missouri to Kansas.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers go on spring break after passing business bills, but many things remain on their agenda.
Newspaper Story - Worker discrimination bill passes in Senate Thursday morning, after Wednesday night filibuster.
Radio Story - Dispatch's inaccurate editorial saying women were shut out of contraception floor debate causes stir.
Radio Story - Worker discrimination bill passes in Senate Thursday morning, after Wednesday night filibuster.
Radio Story - An overview of the 2012 legislative session so far.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House accepted a Senate bill changing worker's compensation laws.
Radio Story - The Missouri House joined the senate in passing a bill restricting employee lawsuits
Newspaper Story - House committee approves greater mandates for economic development projects including business background checks.
Radio Story - House approves bill that would create a lottery to benefit veterans homes.
Radio Story - Representatives approved a measure altering damage payouts in civil cases with multiple defendants.
Radio Story - A Senate committee heard a bill establishing the Missouri Works Program
Radio Story - FBI is investigating campaign contributions from a Missouri state-funded insurance company.
Radio Story - Proposed workers' comp legislation would limit Missouri employees' right to sue employers.
Newspaper Story - The representatives responded after Missouri's House declared its opposition to the federal contraception mandate
Radio Story - Nurses want more independence from doctors with proposed legislation
Radio Story - Representatives file bills to prevent future economic development failures
Newspaper Story - A state representative has filed legislation that could change the landscape of economic development projects.
Newspaper Story - The House International Trade Committee heard a compromise to the Missouri-Kansas border war
Radio Story - A business border war is brewing
Radio Story - A state Senate committee passed a bill reacting with the birth control portion of Obamacare.
Newspaper Story - A new House committee report suggests new mandates for public officials investigating future economic projects.
Radio Story - Crowds outside the Capitol chanted their opposition to a ballot measure capping payday loan rates.
Radio Story - Protesters rally against payday loan initiative.
Newspaper Story - Legislators are once again taking a look at a proposal to allow the state to collect taxes on Internet sales.
Newspaper Story - The bill proposes the government enter into a partnership with companies to provide funds for interstate repair.
Radio Story - A 15 hour filibuster leads to changes in the workplace discrimination bill.
Radio Story - Senators refused to vote on Governor Jay Nixon's appointment to the Department of Economic Development Director.
Radio Story - Edward Jones Dome Discussions on the Senate floor the same day the CVC presents future dome plans to Rams.
Radio Story - Parts of the China Hub bill that were not passed last session, are back in the statehouse.
Newspaper Story - A House committee approved a bill Tuesday that takes a step to create an international trade hub in St. Louis.
Radio Story - A House committee heard testimony on a bill that would eventually shut down state-funded habilitation centers.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Black Caucus members spoke out against a bill that would limit discrimination protection for workers.
Newspaper Story - John Hall's lack of expereience could effect DED Director Appointment.
Newspaper Story - The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program would create an electronic database to monitor prescription drug use
Newspaper Story - Missouri Representatives hope to introduce renewable energy to the capitol building and Missouri state parks.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee approved tax incentives for data storage centers and amateur sporting events.
Newspaper Story - Debate among Democratic senators kept a business-backed bill from being picked up in the Senate Monday.
Radio Story - A re-introduced bill runs into road blocks in the Senate.
Radio Story - The House investigation into Mamtek's failed Moberly plant heard testimony from the company's patent lawyer.
Radio Story - Missouri's trucking industry voiced opposition to making I-70 a toll road.
Newspaper Story - Senators question members of the Economic Development department's on involvement in the Moberly Mamtek project.
Radio Story - Senate Committee hears public testimony on plans to bar employers from requiring union membership.
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