The Missouri House heard a bill Wednesday that would extend the right to have a service dog to people with "invisible" disabilities such as autism and traumatic brain injury.
Candidates for the Columbia City Council, Columbia School Board and Boone Hospital Board of Trustees will answer questions about issues on the April ballot.
The measure presented to the House Budget Committee would prevent all statewide elected officials from charging other agencies for their travel.
Two of the board's members will now come from the same congressional district.
The rise in cost comes as the country's unemployment rate has lowered, indicating that more people are driving to work as pump prices soar.
Republican Senator Bob Dixon says an automatic expiration date would give the public more say in state regulations.
Two similar, but separate bills, one approved by the House and the other approved by the Senate, aim to repeal the corporate franchise tax in Missouri.
Candidates for the First and Fifth Ward City Council positions answered questions from the public Friday at Stephens College.
Sen. Claire McCaskill discussed issues brought forth by Columbia residents at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
The House approved a bill which had an amendment attached that will require transparency of the governor's travel expenses.
Supporters of the bill fear costly nuisance lawsuits filed against large-scale animal farms by their neighbors could push agriculture out of the state.
The Missouri House will discuss a bill that would allow charter schools in districts outside Kansas City and St. Louis City. Supporters believe it will give parents more options for their children's education.
At $7.25, Missouri's minimum wage is at the same amount as the federal standard. Lawmakers are deciding whether to keep them the same in the future.
The measure would require political parties to submit proof of citizenship for presidential and vice presidential nominees.
Because of the results of the 2010 census, Missouri is losing a congressional seat. Missouri lawmakers must reapportion the state into eight districts.
The Missouri House will review a bill that would require driver's tests to be taken in English.
The chairman of the House Education Appropriations Committee said the budget — which reduces funding by 7 percent — should pass the committee unchanged.
The proposal to allow states to repeal federal laws met with different opinions in the House.
Bills filed in both the House and Senate would prohibit smoking or the use of tobacco products anywhere on the grounds of state correctional facilities.
A Missouri House member's proposal states that for two years after voters approve a measure, the legislature would need a two-thirds majority vote to change it.