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Missouri lawmakers plan to study pay of state workers

Legislators approved a resolution creating a 10-member joint House and Senate committee to examine the salaries of state employees. The panel will compare Missouri's wages to those of other states.

Organ donation tax check off passes in Missouri Senate

The legislation would let individuals donate $2 or more to the Organ Donor Program Fund through a check-off box on their state income tax forms.

Missouri Senate approves March presidential primary

The legislation would keep Missouri in compliance with rules set by the national Democratic and Republican parties.

Efforts to curtail private-sector unions faltering in Missouri

A portion of Republicans and most Democrats are against the right-to-work legislature that some Republicans are trying to push through the Missouri Legislature before the session ends May 13.

Martin drops Missouri Senate bid to run for Congress

Martin's change in plans comes after new congressional district boundaries were enacted in response to the 2010 census.

Missouri House votes to move presidential primary

The primary would move from February to March. The legislation also requires presidential candidates to produce copies of their birth certificates.

Democrats, Republicans combine to override Nixon's redistricting veto

Plans to redistrict the state to include one less district continue to be debated by congressmen. Missouri House leaders overrode Nixon's veto of a recent proposal.

Missouri Senate ends filibuster, passes stimulus money

The vote Thursday morning came after senators agreed to trim $14 million from a bill reauthorizing the expenditure of about $450 million in federal stimulus money.

Budget stalemate between Missouri House and Senate continues

The Missouri House and Senate cannot agree on how higher education funding, school district transportation and a senior prescription drug program fit into the state budget.

PHOTO GALLERY: More reactions to bin Laden's death

An outbreak of celebrations happened across the country after hearing the news Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. operation. Crowds gathered outside the White House, and MU students swarmed Greektown in Columbia.

State pays out far fewer extended unemployment benefits than expected

Unemployment benefit collections are not matching up to numbers projected by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

Islamic scholars criticize bin Laden's sea burial

Many scholars argue the burial goes against Islamic tradition and could provoke violence against Americans.

Redistricting keeps Columbia rural, changes representation

As the Missouri legislature adjusts political districts for 2013, Columbia could get shuffled from the vanishing 9th District to similarly-rural District 4.

 

Missouri Senate approves proposal to extend term limits

The bill would extend term limits from eight to 16 years for both House and Senate members.

Missouri Senate passes electronic voter check-in bill

The measure, which would let election officials verify voters' information electronically, now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Kelly calls for special session to discuss Ameren bill

If passed, the bill would let Ameren ask its ratepayers to pay up to $45 million to cover the costs for seeking an early site permit for a second nuclear power plant.

UPDATE: Missouri House passes congressional redistricting plan

The Missouri House has passed a bill that consolidates Missouri's nine congressional districts into eight based on data from Census 2010.

Nixon activates Missouri National Guard for flood assistance

The Missouri National Guard will provide safety checks, traffic control and evacuation aid for flood relief in Poplar Bluff because of the recent flooding of the Black River.

UPDATE: Missouri House OKs another proposed redistricting map

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has not said whether he will sign or veto any of the redistricting proposals from the Republican-led legislature.

UPDATE: Missouri House OKs another proposed redistricting map

Lawmakers had worked through the night largely in private to reach a compromise. Frustration from the inability to get a deal continued Friday.

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