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March 2007 Stories
Newspaper Story - A proposed four cent tax on fuel would raise money to rebuild I-70, improve state public transportation and improve the state's ports.
Newspaper Story - As the 2008 budget came before the House of Representatives Tuesday the amount of funds being designated to higher education and the purpose behind doubling the virtual schools program was questioned
News summary for the week of March 19, 2007
Newspaper Story - Gov. Matt Blunt was named to a national panel of Governors to improve national health care systems
Newspaper Story - Winter snow storms dumped enough precipitation to help drought
News summary for the week of March 12, 2007
Newspaper Story - Legislators review progress and failures at session's midway point
Newspaper Story - Statewide cable TV agreement bill passes General Assembly and goes to the governor
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House passed legislation today protecting journalist and their sources during legal proceedings
Radio Story - The Governor pledges to sign new legislation regarding cable services
Newspaper Story - Missouri's grassroots gun-lobby optimistic about efforts in Jefferson City
Newspaper Story - Gov. Blunt's push to privatize government services comes under fire following last week's detention of illegal contract workers
Radio Story - St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay visited the capitol to testify in support of a bill that will allow the mayor's office to sponsor charter schools.
Radio Story - The Missouri House voted
Newspaper Story - The governor's plan to sell off some of the state's higher education loan authority assets is in a political quagmire. Not only will Republicans and Democrats decide on a plan, but Democrats cannot come to an agreement amongst themselves, one Senate Democrat said Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Conservation Department looking to curb destructive wild hog population
Newspaper Story - Republicans approached Democrats Tuesday encouraging a compromise after a 15 hour hour filibuster Monday kept the Senate in session overnight
Radio Story - A House bill calls for a four-year stoppage of Missouri's death penalty
Newspaper Story - Two former University of Missouri Board of Curators on Sunday came out against the governor's plan to sell off some of the assets of the state's loan authority, and said a lawsuit might be brought forward if the Senate passes a bill that authorizes the sell to fund campus building projects.
Radio Story - Two former University of Missouri Curators have denounced MoHELA, creating more critism on Blunt's plan. Fanna (FAUNA) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-suh-LAH-say) has more from the Capitol.
News summary for the week of March 5, 2007
Newspaper Story - State Democrats called for a audit of all state employees to ensure salary equity
Radio Story - Representative Jim Lembke headlines rally at state Capitol to ban cloning in Missouri
Newspaper Story - The Senate Eduction Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would place a voting student member on university governing boards.
Newspaper Story - FQHC appropriation passes House
Radio Story - House Democrats and Republicans fought each other across party lines and within party lines on whether St. Louis and Kansas city school systems should be allowed exclusive tax credits to lower income parents who want to put their children in private schools. Fanna (FAUNA) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-suh-LAH-say) heard the debate.
Newspaper Story - Illegal immigrants working for state detained
Newspaper Story - Health and Mental Health Committee reviews bill to reshape Medicaid
Radio Story - Medicaid debate tied up the Senate Health Committee for three hours Tuesday with the accountibility issue coming up repeatedly.
Radio Story - Students lobbied Tuesday to make wearing a seatbelt mandatory while driving. Hillari Duthoo (DOO-thoh) has more from the state Capitol.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Judy Baker, D-Columbia, is sponsoring a bill that will prohibit Missourians with Intermediate licenses from driving while using a cell phone, and make a driver's education classes mandatory in hs
Radio Story - Missouri corporations could receive a tax cut if a bill sponsored by the most powerful Senator in the Missouri Senate. The Ways and Means committee heard the bill Monday afternoon. Fanna (FAUNA) Haile-Selassie (HIGH-lay-suh-LAH-say) was at the hearing.
Radio Story - Hundreds of Missouri farmers, property owners, and local elected officials met at the capitol to voice their opposition against Senate Bill 364.
Newspaper Story - A House bill that might be passed this week would allow school districts hit hard by the January ice storms not have to make up time lost.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Kevin Engler wants to create an execution team in Missouri to administer the lethal gas or chemicals
News summary for the week of February 26, 2007
Newspaper Story - All Missourians will be required to have health insurance under Republican bill
Newspaper Story - The First Things First Campaign gathered in the Rotonda Thursday in support of reversing 2005's health care cuts
Newspaper Story - Targeting illegal immigration is a growing issue in the legislature
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