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Radio Story - Blunt says he wants to eliminate voter fraud after the chaos of Election Day 2000, which he says put Missouri second to only Florida in terms of polling problems.
Radio Story - A new policy doesn't let inmates receive stamps from outside.
Newspaper Story - Anti-death penalty leaders claim a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision raises questions about Missourians on death row.
Newspaper Story - The Senate removed the state's major population centers from a bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - With an amendment proposed by Senator Childers, St. Louis and Kansas City areas are not included in the Senate's Bill.
Radio Story - The house voted to extend the minimum sentence for rape by 5 years.
Newspaper Story - The budget which came out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday reserves a total of $568 million for the Corrections Department, only a $3 million difference from the governor's original recommendation.
Radio Story - Members bypassed another vote by the people like Proposition B in 1999. Instead, this bill will only need the signature of the Governor but he promises to veto it.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House gives first round approval to allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons.
Radio Story - Henry Rizzo of Kansas City proposes that illegal immigrants receive drivers licenses without presenting a Social Secruity Number.
Newspaper Story - Anti-death penalty legislators try again for a moratorium.
Radio Story - Burning houses of worship would be labaled a hate crime under Representative Haywood's bill.
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.
Radio Story - The Senate gave first round approval to a bill allowing mothers to drop their newborns off at hospitals.
Radio Story - Post-September 11 security checkpoints at Jefferson City's Truman building have led to approximately 18 drug and weapon possession arrests.
Newspaper Story - Security checkpoints at the Truman State Office Building have led to the arrest of 18 people on drug and weapons possession charges since Oct. 9.
Newspaper Story - The absence of a statute of limitations fopr the prosecution of the crimes of rape and sodomy was clarified in a law adopted Wednesday.
Radio Story - In the past two decades, an average of five police officers and three fire fighters have been killed on duty in Missouri annually. Under a new bill, the state would provide a lump sum payment of $150,000 to the survivors of a public safety officer killed while on duty.
Newspaper Story - A bill under consideration in the House Criminal Law Committee would make it a felony under Missouri Law to tamper with pharmaceuticals.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Kinder has proposed a bill that would require the state to have open, competitive bidding for legal counsel.
Newspaper Story - State correctional facilities will be one of the few organizations to benefit under the governor's budget proposal.
Radio Story - Efforts to remove a time limit on rape prosecutions is running into problems in Missouri's legislature.
Radio Story - Legislation to crack down on rape is getting delayed in Missouri's legislature.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave first round approval to a ban on sex between Alzheimer's patients and nursing home workers.
Radio Story - Senator Mary Bland of Kansas City has hired as a state-salaried aide a felon convicted of taking government funds.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is being pushed through the Legislature again.
Newspaper Story - Cops would be able to stop you for driving without a seatbelt under a measure presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - About 90 health care workers and parole officers came to the capitol to lobby support for Gov. Holden's proposed use of the rainy day fund to pay for $92.2 million in mental health programs
Radio Story - The bill would prevent lawsuits similar to the one St. Louis City filed in 1999.
Radio Story - Republicans want new legislation in place to make prosecution of terrorists easier.
Radio Story - House Republicans presented proposals to avoid future terrorist attacks.
Newspaper Story - Removal of statute of limitations on rape, sodomy passes House
Newspaper Story - With a voice vote, the Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that removes the 3-year statute of limitations for filing rape charges. The bill will face one more vote in th House before it can move to the Senate.
Radio Story - Carnahan touted her efforts against meth production Thursday, saying that the war against drugs should not be forgotten.
Newspaper Story - The Senate transportation committee heard testimony on a bill that would ban passengers from having open alcohol containers in vehicles.
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