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Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News Lobbyist Money Help Close Rebecca Layne Stories by Rebecca Layne in 2009 include: 5/13/2009: Radio Story - A moratorium on the death penalty got voted down in the House despite ardent protests from Democrat Representatives. 5/ 7/2009: Radio Story - The Senate accepted $148 million in federal stimulus funds for higher education despite opposing pleas from conservative Republicans. 5/ 7/2009: Radio Story - Conservative Senate Republicans argued to not adopt stabilization funds for higher education, but a majority vote in the Senate overruled their pleas. 4/30/2009: Radio Story - A woman outside Kansas City awaits with the rest of Missouri to hear if she has swine flu while a second probable case appears. 4/21/2009: Radio Story - The Missouri House rejected a last-chance proposal by the governor to expand Missouri healthcare for low-income children. 4/16/2009: Radio Story - Despite much opposition, a resolution abolishing the state income tax took one step closer to appearing on voters' ballots after it passed through the House to the Senate. 4/ 9/2009: Radio Story - Milk producers in Missouri would get tax credits in times of volatile milk pricing with a bill that passed from the House to the Senate. 4/ 9/2009: Radio Story - Welfare recipients would be up for future drug testing if a bill that passed through the House makes it through the Senate. 4/ 9/2009: Radio Story - Drug testing for welfare recipients who are suspected of doing illegal drugs was proposed by a bill that passed through the House to the Senate. 4/ 1/2009: Radio Story - The House rejected an amendment that would increase the age of college students whose parents are eligible for child support from 21 to age 22. 4/ 1/2009: Radio Story - An amendment proposing child support age changes got rejected in the House. 3/25/2009: Radio Story - Children of sperm or egg donors would be able to find out who their biological parents are if a bill heard in the Health Care Policy Committee makes it onto the legislative calendar. 3/17/2009: Radio Story - Transportation and education request funds from federal stimulus grant money. 3/11/2009: Radio Story - A House bill that would provide Missouri with more than $300 million in supplemental appropriations provoked little opposition in the Senate but still caused angry accusations on the Senate floor. 3/11/2009: Radio Story - A House bill on appropriations made it through the Senate with a majority vote, but that didn't prevent bickering between two Republican senators. 3/ 5/2009: Radio Story - Manufacturers would be required to recycle their TVs with a bill that would take effect in 2012. 3/ 5/2009: Radio Story - Boating and beer bonging would not go hand-in-hand with future bill. 3/ 5/2009: Radio Story - Top Priorities for lawmakers from southwest Missouri 2/25/2009: Radio Story - A bill that would give tax breaks to smaller businesses passed from the House to the Senate with a majority vote. 1/29/2009: Radio Story - blah 1/15/2009: Radio Story - Dixon appointed Chair of House Committee on Transportation Rebecca Layne Stories Rebecca Layne Stories 12/17/2008: Radio Story - Missouri kids would start school sooner under a legislative proposal. 12/10/2008: Radio Story - A prefiled bill for the upcoming legislature could ban wireless cell phones while driving. 12/ 8/2008: Radio Story - Missouri's lobbyists don't think upcoming legislature will affect their jobs. 11/17/2008: Radio Story - Budget shortfall expected to hit legislature in future. 11/ 5/2008: Radio Story - Democrat representative discusses the failure of the Democrats to take over the House. 11/ 3/2008: Radio Story - Thousands gather at the Sarah Palin rally on the lawn of the capitol. 10/29/2008: Radio Story - Missouri confronting election-day problems. 10/22/2008: Radio Story - Campaign-trail visits rally voters weeks before the election. 10/20/2008: Radio Story - Both Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates have devised their own plans to improve Missouri's healthcare system, but costs could become a major hurdle for insuring all Missourians. 10/20/2008: Radio Story - With Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority's financial woes increasing from the credit market crisis, finding a way to make colleges more affordable is one of the major issues facing Missouri's gubernatorial candidates. 10/15/2008: Radio Story - Repairing Missouri's highways was a dominant theme in the state's 2000 gubernatorial race. Eight years and 2,200 miles of repaired highways later, Missouri is facing a $1.56 billion annual price tag to sustain these repairs and rebuild two of its major highways. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 10/ 8/2008: Radio Story - With the upcoming gubernatorial election less than a month away, Democratic candidate Jay Nixon and Republican candidate Kenny Hulshof are switching their focus from the economy and education to setting their own records straight. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 10/ 6/2008: Radio Story - As Missouri's treasurer race heats up, candidates Clint Zweifel and Brad Lager stand in opposition. As Wall Street crises and house foreclosures hurt the economy, the question that highlights the state's election is whether 'to spend or not to spend?' Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 10/ 6/2008: Radio Story - Two men with very similar backgrounds are campaigning for attorney general in the state of Missouri. Both are lawyers. Both are members of the Senate. Both once were Republicans, until Democrat Chris Koster switched parties. And both agree on some of the key issues for the office. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 5/13/2008: Radio Story - A Senate bill that would allow senior citizens to defer property taxes on their homes passed through the House today with amendments for approval by the Senate. 5/ 8/2008: Radio Story - A joint resolution to require voter photo ID has passed into the Senate, but with only five days left in the legislative session, doubts remain that it will have a chance to pass. 5/ 6/2008: Radio Story - Democratic attorney general candidates voiced approval of Attorney General Jay Nixon's lawsuit against Governor Blunt for destroying public e-mails, while a Republican candidate remains noncommittal. 5/ 1/2008: Radio Story - Two senators on opposite sides of the party line agree Missouri government is not making environmental issues a priority. This topic was discussed on the public television program, Jeff City Journal. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/29/2008: Radio Story - Gun rights advocates at a rally in the Capitol Tuesday urged support of a bill that would create criminal immunity for owners and users of gun ranges. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/22/2008: Radio Story - The Senate debated a measure that supporters say would give health care coverage to more than 200,000 people, but some Senate Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/15/2008: Radio Story - A bill that passed through from the House on Tuesday would block politicians and their relatives from benefiting from tax credits of large-scale projects. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/ 8/2008: Radio Story - St. Louis will finally get control of its own police department if a last-second change doesn't hold the bill back. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/ 3/2008: Radio Story - The leading members of the House Budget committee clashed over state funding of public schools on this week's edition of the public television program Jeff City Journal. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 4/ 1/2008: Radio Story - With only six weeks remaining in the legislature, a bill that seeks a moratorium of the death penalty in Missouri may have arrived too late. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 3/13/2008: Radio Story - Illegal aliens would not be able to enroll in public institutions of higher education under a bill passed by the House into the Senate. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 3/ 4/2008: Radio Story - Someone swearing at a friend could be charged with harrassment and a class D felony if Republican Representative Joe Smith's bill gets passed. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 2/26/2008: Radio Story - A type of staph infection known as MRSA has spurred the sponsorship of a bill that would require all staph infection cases be reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 2/19/2008: Radio Story - Missouri's House Education Committee chair Jane Cunningham says sexual misconduct by teachers is one of the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee's top priorities for this year's legislative process. The issue was raised in this weekend's edition of the public television program Jeff City Journal covered by Rebecca Layne. 2/ 5/2008: Radio Story - If a parent is found cohabitating with someone other than a spouse, their child custody rights could be in peril. Rebecca Layne has more from Jefferson City. 1/31/2008: Radio Story - One of the Democratic candidates for attorney general has proposed a crackdown on methamphetamines,-. 1/29/2008: Radio Story - Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee promoted his plan to abolish the federal income tax at a rally in Jefferson City Tuesday. 1/15/2008: Radio Story - High school students could face random drug testing if the senate judiciary chair gets his way. Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.