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Newspaper Story - House OKs submitting $650 million tax increase to voter approval.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave preliminary approval to borrowing $120 million from the state's Emergency Reserve Fund to help balance this year's budget.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers' deadline to finish budget is next Friday.
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.
Newspaper Story - The budget, a concealed weapons bill and a two transportation plans move ahead. The stadium issue is put on hold until next week.
Newspaper Story - The House defeated two amendments that would have allowed the bill to go to a vote of the people.
Newspaper Story - The budget and a transportation plan move ahead. The Senate stadium proposal stays put.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave first round approval to a transportation plan that is expected to raise $500 million in revenue.
Newspaper Story - The House approved a request by MU to lease land in order to gain money to build a performing arts center.
Newspaper Story - This describes what the legislature did this week and what is expected next week with bills on the budget, transportation and stadiums.
Newspaper Story - Several members of the Senate Appropriations Committee agreed the school foundation formula would not be fully funded next year.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Budget Committee reduced the proposed cut to the Mental Health Department from 20 percent to three percent.
Newspaper Story - Sen. John Russell said the school foundation program probably won't be fully funded at the expense of other programs.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Farnen offered a humorous amendment in the House Thursday.
Newspaper Story - The House Budget Committee passed the proposed budget and the use of $75 million from the Rainy Day Fund.
Newspaper Story - Around 150 state employees rallied at the Capitol in Jefferson City today demanding their group be recognized by the state as a union.
Newspaper Story - This is a profile of a woman with multiple personalities and how she and would be affected by mental health budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - The Department of Mental Health would face a 15 percent cut from last year's funding under Gov. Bob Holden's proposed budget.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee heard testimony today on a bill that would require a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions.
Newspaper Story - Adoptees and birth parents testified before a House committee in favor of lowering restrictions for adoptees to get birth records.
Newspaper Story - The House Republican Caucus promoted a package of four bills that make up their "State Employees Bill of Rights" legislation package.
Newspaper Story - The House Republican Causus is proposing a bill that would require colleges and universities to track foreign students' enrollment status.
Newspaper Story - Several groups voiced support for Rep. Vicky Riback Wilson's mental-parity bill Monday, Feb. 4.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Philip Smith, D-Louisiana, presented his bill to the House higher-education committee today.
Newspaper Story - The Senate debated Sen. Marvin Singleton's, R-Joplin, Patient Choice bill Tuesday. The bill would give patients greater choice in selecting their providers and greater confidence that they could stay with them. The bill was put on the Senate's informal calandar.
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.
Newspaper Story - A St. Louis area lawmaker is proposing an additional fee on gambling boats to boost funding for transportation.
Newspaper Story - Attorneys argued in front of the Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday over whether Planned Parenthood is eligible to receive family planning funds. The attorney representing the state was hired by Attorney General Jay Nixon. The attorney representing Planned Parenthood was hired by the Health Department.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Morris Westfall, R- Halfway, is sponsoring a bill that would raise the motor-fuel tax and the general-sales tax. He did not support Holden's tax-increase proposal last year.
Newspaper Story - Vicky Riback Wison and Tim Harlan were set on Thursday to file a bill eradicating the disparities between insurance policies for physical and mental health problems.
Newspaper Story - Legislators focus on maintaining education funding for the Formula Foundation plan despite budget cuts.
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