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2005 Children Stories
Newspaper Story - Bill Holds Employers Civilly Liable for Sex Offenders' Repeated Crimes
Radio Story - A proposed bill would require all teenage drivers to first pass a drivers education course.
Newspaper Story - Missouri children will be required to wear booster seat restraints in an expected bill for next legislation session.
Radio Story - If the proposed tax passed part of the money would be spent on smoking prevention and cessation program.
Radio Story - Federal funds will help committee develop policies to protect children.
Radio Story - A steering committee formed to help children exposed to meth labs
Newspaper Story - Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau announced today that he will pre-file four bills to make stronger abortion related laws.
Newspaper Story - A Missouri coalition was formed to protect the availability of the morning after pill.
Newspaper Story - The commission charged with reforming the state health care system switched its discussion yesterday from changing coverage to changing behavior.
Radio Story - Audit criticizes Department of Social Services adoption database.
Radio Story - A new audit shows mismanagement and incomplete data.
Radio Story - It would restore benefits to more than 90,000 people.
Radio Story - The Fort Zumwalt school district adopted a voluntary program to drug test it's athletes
Radio Story - A coalition supporting stem cell research wants to guarantee Missouri will not have any restrictions beside Federal law, but Senator Matt Bartle says Missouri should retain the right to make its own stem cell laws.
Newspaper Story - House passes an abortion restriction bill with an overwhelming 115-35 vote in favor.
Radio Story - The House Children Committee approved an abortion bill that would make it harder for minors to get abortions across state lines.
Newspaper Story - After a house committee hearing, a bill adding abortion restrictions was approved.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate approves the governor's abortion-restriction bill after nearly 12 straight hours of debate.
Newspaper Story - The baby of Missouri's governor made his first public appearance -- to promote a college savings program.
Radio Story - Schools across MIssouri are accepting refugee students from areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
Newspaper Story - As thousands of Missouri adults lose Medicaid coverage because of cutbacks effective Sept. 1, Missouri's welfare agency says it does not have a plan to track the impact of the cuts on those who lose medical coverage.
Radio Story - A Democratic filibuster shelved an abortion bill.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate passed a bill restoring funding to First Steps, the program for children with special needs.
Newspaper Story - House won't fix school funding for seven years
Radio Story - Jackson County Senator Matt Bartle says the Missouri Supreme Court has placed the safety of the state's school children in extreme jeopardy.
Radio Story - The Pensions committee heard testimony for the bill to legalize midwifery.
Radio Story - Pet legislation was proposed by both Democrats and Republicans, but none of the bills were passed.
Radio Story - The plan to revamp how Missouri schools get state money has hit a snag in the House
Radio Story - The House General Laws Committee passed Senate Bill 500. The bill would pass some of the cost of First Steps to both parents and insurance companies.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court reverses a St. Louis school counselor's misconduct charges.
Radio Story - Governor Blunt signed the bill cutting healthcare to nearly 100,000 Missourians.
Radio Story - The bill opens up lawsuits against people assisting minors in getting an abortion without parental consent.
Radio Story - Legislators move closer to adopting a bill that places harsher penalties for underage drinking.
Radio Story - Legislators are close to adopting the bill which allows for more strict penalties for minors caught drinking and for parents caught serving alcohol to minors.
Radio Story - The Senate discussed toughening penalties for underage drinkers and those who give them the alcohol.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate has passed a new formula to fund public schools.
Radio Story - The formula would base funding on how much the most successful school districts spend per pupil.
Radio Story - The bill to cut Medicaid would also eliminate the program in 2008.
Radio Story - Missouri Senators voted on party lines to end the Missouri Medicaid program within three years.
Newspaper Story - A new bill would make midwifery legal in the state.
Radio Story - Democratic Senator Pat Dougherty from St. Louis City spent the afternoon preparing his attacks on the bill to cut medicaid.
Radio Story - With no debate or amendments, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill to cut more than 20,000 people off Medicaid.
Radio Story - A House subcommittee has modified Blunt's cuts to Medicaid.
Radio Story - The bill, makes it illegal to help a minor get an abortion without parental consent, passed by a large majority.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House ruled Tuesday that it is illegal to transport a minor out of state with the intention of receiving an abortion. Other changes to current abortion laws in Missouri were made.
Radio Story - A bill aimed at stopping minors from getting abortions in Illinois has passed its first vote.
Radio Story - Thousands of Missourians could lose their health care coverage if Republican Senator Chuck Purgason's bill to cut Medicaid spending passes.
Radio Story - A bill that would make it illegal to help minors receive an abortion is scheduled to come up for debate this week.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon said the wall shows the true impact of crime on our society.
Radio Story - The committee will hear testimony on three bills that could affect health care for Missourians.
Radio Story - Cuts to Medicaid are on their way through the Senate, heading to committee next week.
Radio Story - The new formula would give public schools money based on the cost of educating students.
Radio Story - Senator Kit Bond is asking the Federal government to provide five hundred million dollars to Parents as Teachers, an early childhood development program. In the program, parent educators meet with families to encourage healthy childhood development. Bond began the program as governor in 1980.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Bond announced today his proposal for the "Education Begins at Home Act." The bill will provide $400 million over three years to states to expand parent education and family services.
Radio Story - House Republican Sherman Parker wants to give parents more power to keep their children safe.
Newspaper Story - Supporters signed petitions and testified in hopes of saving the program
Radio Story - First Steps supporters argue that the program is the only program that addresses children's developmental problems before the child grows past the window of opportunity.
Radio Story - In an attempt to trim the state budget, Governor Blunt wants to cut First Steps, a program helping disabled children from birth to age 3 with learning.
Radio Story - Saint Louis County Senator Rachel Storch says House Education Committee Chair Jane Cunningham used her position to fundraise for Republican Candidates, raising money from a school voucher advocacy organization.
Radio Story - A new bill aims to stop teachers from spanking children.
Radio Story - Missouri could join seven other states in a ban on human cloning.
Radio Story - House Democrats are proposing a bill that will make it illegal for minors to buy sexually explicit or violent video games. Illinois is considering a similar proposal.
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