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Radio Story - Lawmakers have many ideas to help Ferguson and the St. Louis area rebound from many months of unrest
Radio Story - A record number of state legislative seats went uncontested in 2012 and 2014; numbers have fluctuated over time
Radio Story - High school concussions are on the rise among Missouri teens.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's legislature begins an investigation into Jay Nixon's use of the National Guard in Ferguson.
Newspaper Story - An unannounced lieutenant governor campaign gets $1 million from the state's most prolific campaign contributor.
Radio Story - Billionaire gives $1 million to an associate to run for lieutenant governor.
Newspaper Story - Attorney General and Republican House member agree on need to toughen state's ethics laws
Newspaper Story - New members of the General Assembly attend orientation
Radio Story - Newly elected Missouri officials attend orientation to learn about their role as a public official.
Radio Story - House Speaker accuses Gov. Nixon of using National Guard as 'political pawns' in calling for special session
Radio Story - Republican leaders deemed Gov. Nixon's proposed special session unnecessary
Radio Story - A Missouri House Republican is making an attempt to revive right-to-work legislation for the 2015 #MOLeg session
Newspaper Story - Nixon abandons special Ferguson session after criticism from legislative leadership
Radio Story - Rep. Mark Parkinson opposes the pay increase for state officials and lawmakers
Newspaper Story - A commission recommended a pay increase for Missouri officials.
Radio Story - A Ferguson-area lawmaker said Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency order is 'unnecessary'
Radio Story - Multiple phone calls to the Department of Public Safety go unanswered after Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency
Radio Story - Hours after Gov. Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, one Democrat called the move 'ill-advised.'
Radio Story - House Public Safety chair says Gov. Nixon's decision to declare a state of emergency is a good one
Radio Story - Missouri House Speaker perplexed, yet pleased at the same with Gov. Jay Nixon's state of emergency in Ferguson
Newspaper Story - MU professor: McCaskill's opposition to Harry Reid for Senate Minority Leader aligns for a gubernatorial run?
Radio Story - MU professor: McCaskill considers gubernatorial run with opposition of Sen. Reid for senate minority leader.
Radio Story - Lawmakers agree on the need for reform in the state's ethics laws, but will anything ever pass?
Radio Story - More than 3,000 Missouri residents are asking the Attorney General not to appeal gay marriage ruling.
Radio Story - Missouri's Salary Commission hears an argument against boosting salaries for judges.
Radio Story - Democrats in Missouri's Senate name minority leader
Radio Story - Rep. Hummel continues to reign as House minority leader.
Radio Story - Missouri House GOP gains another member after Democrat Linda Black defects from party
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon said he won't change tactics despite a major midterm victory for Republicans.
Radio Story - Rep. Linda Black explains her party switch; House Democratic Leader says she wasn't 'honest with her constituents'
Newspaper Story - House Democratic Leader and former House Democrat spar over switching party allegiance
Radio Story - Missouri Republican Party executive director says election should help the party maintain its majority
Radio Story - The Missouri Secretary of State has released the estimated voter turnout for the midterm elections and its low
Newspaper Story - Mo. Attorney General declines allegations published in the @nytimes
Radio Story - Lawmakers, @MoDOT work to solve transportation funding crisis
Radio Story - @SpeakerTimJones says he will form a committee to investigate allegations involving Attorney General Chris Koster
Radio Story - Local veterinarians could know more about Ebola containment than physicians.
Radio Story - State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal Critical of Gov. Nixon's latest Ferguson initiative
Newspaper Story - Proposed amendment gives power to overrule governor on spending to lawmakers.
Radio Story - Senators question state health officials on whether Missouri is prepared for an Ebola case
Radio Story - Missouri NEA President wants openness with the selection of the new Commissioner of Education.
Radio Story - Missourians will have a chance to give power to lawmakers to override gov. withholdings
Newspaper Story - The Missouri legislature heard testimony Thursday on how to better help victims of child abuse
Radio Story - Missouri's House Speaker shares his thoughts on what Ferguson needs to recover from months of turmoil
Radio Story - Liberal watchdog group files complaint over lobbyists treating some lawmakers to a more than $3,000 steak dinner
Radio Story - Missouri repesentative plans to put power into the Attorney General's hands after deadly police shootings
Newspaper Story - Missouri continues to have more healthcare layoffs: here's why.
Newspaper Story - Missouri government's health care plan expands coverage to include same-sex married partners.
Radio Story - GOP group donates $100,000 to judicial candidate
Radio Story - Lawmakers weigh in on whether the state lottery should be funding education or if the lottery should be abolished
Newspaper Story - State Bar committees have recommended all 50 nonpartisan judges on the November 4 general election ballot
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers respond to public concern over transportation of crude oil in Missouri.
Radio Story - All of Missouri's judges have been recommended for retention by the state bar
Radio Story - A congressional candidate held a news conference urging the release of a man in prison for drug possession.
Radio Story - State Auditor Tom Schweich's office plans to move ahead with audit of St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds office
Radio Story - Missouri Education Commissioner resigns, denies political criticism influenced her decision
Radio Story - Abortion bill passes in state legislature
Radio Story - Bipartisan majority in the House passes gun bill after straight party-line vote in the Senate
Radio Story - Missouri Senate adjourns for the evening upon abortion bill override.
Newspaper Story - Mo. House overturned more than $61 million in line-item vetoes during Wednesday's #MOLeg veto session.
Radio Story - E-cigarettes are the subject of one bill up for debate in the veto session
Radio Story - E-cigarette bill is up for debate during the Missouri veto session
Radio Story - Less than two days before the veto session, the House chamber will host a $500/person wine tasting seminar
Newspaper Story - The Senate sponsor plans a motion to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on a bill that would limit school transfers.
Newspaper Story - Regulation changes for e-cigarettes among the vetoed measures coming before the state legislature.
Radio Story - Missouri Legislature will not be overturning payday loan bill during the veto session.
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon tells legislators
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House speaker expresses optimism for overriding the governor's veto of an abortion restriction bill.
Newspaper Story - Special interest tax breaks are a central part of next week's #MOLeg veto session
Newspaper Story - Missouri Legislature will not be voting on payday loans
Radio Story - Mo legislature passes overhaul of school transfer system
Radio Story - Children budget fund used to pay Missouri governor dues
Newspaper Story - A sales tax increase passed and will appear on the Missouri ballot to boost transportation funding
Newspaper Story - @SpeakerTimJones, @joliejustus, and @JacobHummel reflect on time spent in the legislature
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon harshly criticizes bill providing vouchers for private schools, doesn't say whether he'll veto bill
Radio Story - With 3 days left in session, Gov. Nixon and Republicans are still going at it over Medicaid expansion
Radio Story - Tesla supporters rally at the statehouse against a bill to block sales of Tesla cars.
Radio Story - A day after the House overrode Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto, tensions boiled over on the House floor
Radio Story - Senate Democrats filibuster voting ID bill.
Radio Story - Senate Democrats filibuster voting ID bill.
Radio Story - The Missouri House approves motion to override the governors veto
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate debated a measure that would extend the waiting period for an abortion to 72 hours
Radio Story - Hours after the Senate voted to override Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto, the House took no action on the bill
Radio Story - Impeachment vote possibility still unknown, residents without state representative demand representation
Radio Story - Senators discuss measure that would allow the state to create new academic performance standards
Radio Story - Missouri Senate votes to slash Education Commissioner's salary
Radio Story - Transfer students could stay in receiving districts under an amendment passed by the House education committee
Radio Story - House Education Committee approves substitute to Senate's education bill
Radio Story - House Republicans aim to remove Gov. Nixon from office, one resolution was heard today.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon initiates round two of income tax cut debate
Radio Story - Sen. Roy Blunt talked to members of Missouri House about federal government interference.
Radio Story - Lawmakers are discussing putting a state sales tax on November ballots
Radio Story - House gives final approval to income tax cut bill, sends it to @GovJayNixon for veto or signature
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers react to the House giving final approval to income tax cut bill and sending it to @GovJayNixon
Radio Story - Missouri Senate began what is expected to be a lengthy debate in political ethics.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon announces $22 million in budget cuts, mostly from K-12 and higher education institutions
Radio Story - Missouri Ways & Means Committee passes income tax cut bill onto Rules Committee
Radio Story - Lawmakers attack DESE while discussing unaccredited schools bill
Radio Story - House gives first-round approval to bill forbidding employers from forcing workers to pay union dues
Radio Story - Rep. Rory Ellinger dies after battling liver cancer.
Newspaper Story - The state board of education will compose new academic performance standards to replace Common Core state standards
Newspaper Story - Two senior legislators say party strife is worse in Missouri's legislature.
Radio Story - First-time pot offenders escape jail time under Senate bill
Newspaper Story - Missouri House sends 'paycheck protection' bill to Senate despite zero Democratic support #moleg
Newspaper Story - Missouri House passes federal gun law nullification measure
Radio Story - Missouri Senate endorsed a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold in the Capitol for special events.
Radio Story - Republicans push for a bill that would require voters to show proof of identification before voting
Newspaper Story - Republican supports welfare expansion while Democrat disapproves
Radio Story - Union laborers from all over Missouri rallied at the capitol against Right to Work legislation.
Radio Story - One Republican lawmaker who voted not to override Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto is facing a primary challenge
Radio Story - @NormandyStrong advocates for increased funding at the state Capital. #MDNnews
Radio Story - Missouri House approves a tax on cell phone taxes for 911 emergencies
Radio Story - The general election season in Missouri would be even longer under a bill presented to a Senate committee
Newspaper Story - The general election season in Missouri would be even longer under a proposal from a Republican senator
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators heard a bill that would legalize marijuana and regulate the cannabis market.
Radio Story - House committee discusses options for unaccredited school transfers
Newspaper Story - State lawmakers spend day talking unaccredited school transfers
Radio Story - Mo. Senate's top gun-rights advocate is being challenged by candidate with deep pockets from the House.
Radio Story - Plans to rebuild the state's major facility for the mentally ill were stalled in a filibuster.
Newspaper Story - Bill that would borrow money to renovate state buildings filibustered during Senate hearing
Radio Story - Failing school districts could get eliminated by the State Board of Education
Radio Story - After almost 100 years, the Missouri state flag could be getting a makeover.
Newspaper Story - Democrats continue the fight against Missouri becoming a right-to-work state
Radio Story - Legislation regarding Voter ID sparks discrimination Fears
Newspaper Story - Tuesday served as ethics day for Missouri lawmakers in both the House and the Senate.
Radio Story - A Senate plan to force unaccredited school districts to pay for student's private educations survived a challenge.
Newspaper Story - Democrats fight against Missouri becoming a 'Right to Work' state.
Newspaper Story - Johns Hopkins University study shows murder rate increased since 2007 repeal of permit-to-purchase
Radio Story - Ryan Furgeson's father pushes to change criminal eyewitness procedures
Radio Story - The Education Department rolled out a hands-on plan to prevent loss of accreditation in schools
Newspaper Story - Bill Ferguson says bill would make prosecutors more "responsible"
Newspaper Story - Governor Nixon reveals negotiations with Republican leader of the tax cut efforts
Radio Story - Is a college degree needed to succeed? Proposed bill gets Mo. reps talking
Newspaper Story - Should the state push all high schoolers toward college? Mo. reps debate
Radio Story - The ACLU and eight same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of same-sex marriages
Radio Story - Fighting back from accusations of being
Radio Story - Missouri Senate gives first round approval to federal gun law nullification bill
Radio Story - Missouri Senators discuss cutting income taxes
Newspaper Story - Mo. Board of Education met in a special session to plan support and intervention of unaccredited school districts
Newspaper Story - Mo. Senate debates controversial gun bill
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate debates controversial gun bill
Radio Story - Missouri School Board discusses intervention for unaccredited schools
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers impose a lifetime ban on nominee for the conservation commission
Radio Story - The Senate Judiciary Committee considered changing Missouri's whistle blower protections and impeachment laws.
Radio Story - Lawmakers look for answers on red light camera legal limbo
Radio Story - House budget committee reviews repairs funding for Fulton State Hospital
Newspaper Story - State representatives question governor's budget for Fulton State Hospital construction
Radio Story - Lawmakers look over plan some think could save unaccredited school districts.
Radio Story - Senate passes bill that would nullify federal gun laws
Radio Story - Bill requiring Mo. voters to have a government issued photo ID received no positive feedback in committee hearing
Radio Story - House committee reviews bill criminalizing sexual exploitation by clergy
Newspaper Story - Bill proposes criminalizing clergy sexual exploitation
Radio Story - A legislative committee debated how long a woman must wait to have an abortion
Radio Story - Republican senator says Gov. Nixon did not give any data to back up higher budget predictions
Radio Story - Mo. legislators propose abortion restrictions on 41st Roe v. Wade anniversary
Radio Story - A hearing set to address execution protocols was canceled Tuesday due to the Department of Corrections absence
Radio Story - Republican House and Senate leaders express concerns over Nixon's proposed budget
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Republican legislators highlight problems within Gov. Nixon's budget proposal
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