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Newspaper Story - State regulator wants tighter restrictions on home insurers
Newspaper Story - Schools, hospitals hiring as Missouri manufacturers cut staff
Newspaper Story - Missouri's economy -- already lagging behind other states -- will continue to plunge into the forseeable future, state officials said Wednesday.
Radio Story - Missouri stands to lose $1 billion from the federal government.
Radio Story - The state says it will pick up the $12 million cost of a new Highway 40 onramp as part of the St. Louis stadium project.
Newspaper Story - First Lady Lori Hauser Holden introduces the final quarter design despite criticism
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden is seeking input on his "fair share budget plan," which could result in higher taxes for some Missouri businesses.
Radio Story - The St. Louis cardinals are looking into the possibility of relocating to Illinois
Radio Story - Matt Blunt's office is investigating allegations that banks are charging to notarize absentee ballots, a violation of state law.
Radio Story - Missouri is joining the U.S. department of justice in a federal lawsuit to stop the merging of two national direct broadcast satellite providers, EchoStar and Hughes
Newspaper Story - A proposal to develop a "no-spam" list faces major hurdles before the flood of junk e-mail can be stemmed
Newspaper Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon will back legislation to create a no-spam list similar to the state's no-call list.
Radio Story - Nixon announces plans for "no spam" legislation in 2003. The new law would make it illegal for companies to solicit consumers on the "no spam" list.
Newspaper Story - Proponents Amendment 4 say it could cut electricity rates and encourage local production.
Radio Story - Health advocates promote a tobacco tax increase
Newspaper Story - A measure on this November's ballot will strengthen the bargaining power of Missouri firefighters.
Newspaper Story - A Cole County judge ruled a 55 cent hike in the state's cigarette tax should go on this November's ballot.
Radio Story - Holden wants to close corporate tax loopholes.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden said Thursday that closing corporate tax "loopholes" will be a priority in planning next year's budget. He also urged state departments not to request funding increases.
Radio Story - Red Cross sponsors Memorial honoring victims of 9-11.
Newspaper Story - The Red Cross -- which was accused of misleading donors and depriving victims' families after Sept. 11 -- is sponsoring the Missouri state Capitol's one-year remembrance of victims.
Newspaper Story - The legislature agreed to raise taxes enough so that no special session will be needed to balance the budget.
Radio Story - Supporters and opponents of the Stadium Bill brought their voices to Jefferson City Monday.
Radio Story - Anti-stadium protestors say they want the Black Caucus to oppose the Stadium Bill.
Radio Story - The House Commerce & Economic Development Committee approved the Cardinals bill on an 11 to 8 vote.
Newspaper Story - The state spending bill on stadiums and economic development passed another hurdle Thursday when it received a favorable vote from the House Commerce Committee.
Newspaper Story - The stadium and economic development bill would spread money to St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Branson.
Newspaper Story - The Senate passed the $644 million stadium and economic development bill.
Newspaper Story - Sixty protesters came to the Capitol on Monday voicing opposition to the St. Louis Stadium bill.
Radio Story - The Pay Day Loan reform bill made it through both houses with no changes Monday afternoon.
Newspaper Story - Stadiums receive first-round approval from Senate.
Newspaper Story - Supporters of the stadium bill fought off killer amendments in the Senate.
Newspaper Story - The bill that provides funding for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball stadium will likely be presented this week on the Senate floor for the first time.
Newspaper Story - Two bills aimed at getting rid of exemptions that allow businesses to call people on the no call list have not gone far.
Radio Story - Kinder's bill would allow Savvis Center to recoup sales tax money it generates--but only if an NBA team moves in and the Kiel Opera House is renovated.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri legislature is looking at a bill which would toughen requirements on the payday loan industry.
Newspaper Story - Some Christian groups are opposed to liberalizing gambling laws.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee hears a House bill to remove limit on the amount of simulcasts a horse racing track can have
Radio Story - A Senate committee heard a request from Louis Cella, whose family wants to build a track in St. Peters, to pass legislation that would allow unlimited simulcasting at horse race tracks
Newspaper Story - Funding for the new Cardinals' stadium is finding little support this year.
Newspaper Story - Funding to continue twice daily Amtrak service between St. Louis and Kansas City is still up in the air
Radio Story - Senators are debating over the benefits of increasing the amount of time resorts in several Lake of the Ozark counties can sell alcohol.
Radio Story - The Senate has given initial approval to limits on interest rates and renewals of payday loans.
Radio Story - St. Louis City Senators stalled voting on a bill that would change Lambert Airport control from the city to surrounding counties.
Radio Story - Steelman says unless Major League Baseball implements economic reforms, the state shouldn't be giving out money for new stadiums.
Newspaper Story - House leaders delayed a vote to tap the state's Budget Reserve Fund late Thursday after giving preliminary approval to most of the state's budget.
Newspaper Story - The Senate amended a bill that establishes sales tax holiday and requires retailers to return sales tax refunds to those paying the tax
Newspaper Story - The Senate on Wednesday amended a bill that establishes sales tax holiday and requires retailers to return sales tax refunds to those paying the tax.
Radio Story - The Senate has given first round-approval to the "Dram Shop Law," which removes some liability from bartenders.
Radio Story - Senators Kennedy and Steelman asked the Governor to reconsider his plan to allow truckers to use special customs checkpoints, bypassing the usual border crossings.
Radio Story - Senator Kennedy wants to work with Governor Holden on his proposal to streamline Mexican trucking to and from Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Bill would ban state government from competing with private companies offering commercial services on the Internet
Newspaper Story - Missouri's lottery game operator stands to take in millions annually from a new, fast-paced Keno game approved last month.
Radio Story - Missouri's House Speaker is not putting the Cardinals Stadium on his priority list, despite the governor's endorsement.
Newspaper Story - House Speaker Jim Kreider does not like the governor's proposal for a new ballpark but says he will not block it.
Radio Story - Kansas City leaders want the House Commerce committee to review and pass a proposal for $100 million dollars in state funding to renovate the Royals and Chiefs Stadiums.
Radio Story - Governor Bob Holden announced he and the Cardinals Baseball Team have reached an agreement that would funnel millions of tax dollars into the construction of a new ballpark in downtown St. Louis.
Radio Story - Lawmakers have mixed reactions to the launch of a petition campaign to put a package tax increases for highways on the statewide ballot.
Radio Story - The Cardinal's team president, Mark Lamping, spoke at the Capital today, lobbying for support of the proposed stadium.
Radio Story - Many professionals sign contracts that contain a no-compete clause, which disallows them to work for a competitor after their contract expires.
Newspaper Story - While amateur athletes in the Olympics are still getting public attention, Missouri legislators are trying to protect college athletes from abusive agents.
Radio Story - Though voters approved betting on horse races in the 1980's, no tracks have come to the state. Some lawmakers are looking for ways to attract tracks to locate in Missouri.
Radio Story - The House Banking Commmittee heard testimony on a bill that would limit the interest payday lenders can charge.
Radio Story - Legislation was heard that would give surrounding communities of Lambert Airport more representation.
Radio Story - A Judiciary Committee passed the Family Leave Act, sending it to the House floor for a vote.
Newspaper Story - The Cardinals are seeking $100 million in state money for a new downtown ballpark.
Radio Story - A new stadium for the Cardinal's would have a major economic impact on Missouri. Legislators are debating whether this impact would be positive or negative
Radio Story - Representative Jim Foley introduced legislation to help build a new baseball stadium in St. Louis by the 2005 season.
Radio Story - House Republicans are asking citizens to contribute money saving ideas that would result in state workers' raises.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Holden's appointee to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission, Renee Slusher, was rejected Wednesday on grounds that she was biased.
Newspaper Story - Legislation to cut the speed limit for trucks has been proposed in Missouri's Senate.
Newspaper Story - Economic development tax credits are projected to grow by $55 million this year despite cuts in other state programs
Radio Story - A coalition of high-powered lobby groups wants state lawmakers to crack down on payday loan companies.
Radio Story - Senator Ted House proposing raising gambling fees to pay for transportation
Newspaper Story - State auditor Claire McCaskill in a news conference following the release of an audit of the Missouri Unemployment Trust Fund said the fund could be insolvent as of next year. The auditor, as well as business groups, say they expect the state legislature to find solutions.
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