Missouri legislature 2013
The budget panel endorsed the revised bonding proposal Thursday after the full House voted to send the measure back to committee for some adjustments.
Missouri senators gave final approval Thursday to a bill changing the name of Linn State Technical College to the State Technical College of Missouri.
The legislation advanced by the committee Wednesday also allows firearms less than 16 inches long to be openly carried by concealed weapons permit holders throughout the state.
The House gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation creating a special committee of six representatives and six senators.
Missouri's Republican-led House voted Wednesday to slice income taxes for individuals and businesses while imposing a higher sales tax that would fund schools and road. The legislation would mark the most significant change to Missouri's tax code in at least a couple of decades.
The Coordinating Board for Higher Education and each school would collaborate on developing their performance measures by July 2014.
House Republicans assert that federal gun policies and proposals infringe on the Second Amendment rights to bear arms.
The contract aimed to move people from welfare programs onto federal disability payments.
Copies could not be made of anything depicting a deceased person who was dismembered, decapitated, mutilated or whose genitals were exposed.
The House has already passed the measure, and Sen. Brian Nieves said he wanted the Senate committee tovote on it Wednesday.
A day after the Senate passed a budget plan packed with attention-grabbing cuts, an analysis of those cuts indicates that some could have unintended consequences.
The Republican-led Senate voted down a Democratic attempt Monday night to insert $890 million of federal funds into Missouri's budget to expand Medicaid eligibility.
The measure provides that once 20 states join a pact to move their clocks one hour ahead for good, all would do so and let the return to standard time come and go without moving clocks back that fall.
Senate debate on the budget is scheduled to begin late Monday, with some of the most agreeable items up first.
Legislation approved last week by the Missouri House would require the public defender system to contract out for private attorneys to handle misdemeanors, traffic cases, probation or parole violations and the two lowest categories of felonies.
Democrat Joshua Peters and Republican Mike Moon won special elections this month.
Republican Sen. Mike Cunningham of Rogersville is sponsoring legislation that would let nonprofit groups prepare food in private homes and bring it to charitable fundraisers.
Mike Campbell, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says there was no joint venture and his agency never asked for or received the Missouri information.
House Speaker Tim Jones has put the committee in charge of investigating the new driver's license procedures, in which applicants' personal documents are scanned into a computer database.
Missouri is one of the few states that print concealed weapons endorsements on driver's licenses and appears to be the only state that has its license bureaus also issue those permits.