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1998 Business Stories
Newspaper Story - Officials from Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jackson County have filed papers in court to intervene in the tobacco settlement.
Newspaper Story - A plan for a Missouri wireless 911 system would increase the taxes of cellular phone owners.
Newspaper Story - Davis gaming of Boonville met with the Missouri Gaming Commission to discuss its proposal for a continuously docked casino on the Missouri River.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon has signed an agreement that would require the tobacco industry to pay Missouri more than $6 billion over the next 25 years.
Newspaper Story - State officials say they still are reviewing the tobacco settlement proposal.
Radio Story - Lawmakers say the Hancock Lid may force the tobacco settlement money to be refunded to Missouri taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - State legislators are unsure where the revenue collected from a tobacco settlement would be distributed.
Radio Story - The Missouri Public Service Commission says the Laclede Gas Company failed to properly inspect a leaking gas line which later exploded.
Radio Story - Missouri River Flood Management Teams assess Missouri River flooding in order to prepare proposal to seek federal emergency relief funding.
Radio Story - Illeagally made Blue Cross/Blue Shield assets are used to create new health care foundation.
Radio Story - THE MISSOURI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SET AN INTERVENTION PRE-HEARING DATE FOR SOUTHWESTERN BELL.
Radio Story - LOCAL TELEPHONE SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE INTERVENING IN SOUTHWESTERN BELL'S APPLICATION TO PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICE.
Newspaper Story - Missouri churches are organizing in opposition to boats in moats on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Missouri has made financial gains from rising bond prices caused by falling stock prices.
Radio Story - The House Local Government Committee considers a bill that could charge St. Louis County residents as much as $12 a year to pay water line repair costs.
Newspaper Story - Acupuncturists and massage therapists are two of the many professions seeking licensing before the General Assembly.
Radio Story - A House amendment would impose strict penalties on companies that use illegal aliens to perform highway construction projects.
Newspaper Story - Local governments would be able to regulate billboards under an amendment the House of Representatives passed Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Business groups continued to testify against a bill that would establish an optional health insurance purchasing pool for small businesses.
Radio Story - Your insurance committee would not be able to use your genetic information against you under a bill passed by the state House Insurance Committee.
Radio Story - The House approves a bill requiring tattoo parlors to be licensed.
Radio Story - Under an amendment to a House economic development bill, tax cuts would be granted only to those retail developers who locate in blighted areas.
Newspaper Story - If Missouri receives funds from a national tobacco settlement or one achieved through the state's lawsuit, legislators have proposals on how to use th emoney, ranging from a rebate to taxpayers to applying it to various health care programs.
Newspaper Story - Men who don't register with the Selective Service wouldn't be eligible for state jobs or scholarships under a bill being considered by legislators.
Newspaper Story - Insurance firms would been from using your genes to boost your health insurance rates.
Radio Story - Participants in welfare-to-work programs would not be able to take already existing jobs under a House bill.
Newspaper Story - The House voted 85-59 on Thursday to reconsider a bill that would allow credit unions to expand and gain new members. The bill is opposed by the banking industry, which says it would allow unfair competition.
Radio Story - The Majority House Leader said state Representatives will be getting calls all weekend.
Radio Story - The Missouri Public Interest Research Group found most ATMs in Missouri charge non-customers fees and they want the legislature to step in.
Radio Story - Most citizens try to avoid as many taxes as possible. But a bill in the House would give them the right to tax themselves.
Newspaper Story - A bill to ban ATM surcharges was dramatically changed.
Radio Story - A bill that would prevent discrimination against homosexuals in the workplace goes before the House Judiciary committee, but it may be too late.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are trying to pass a tax on all wine sold in Missouri -- when it would only benfit Missouri winemakers.
Radio Story - The Senate debated an additional tax on all wine sold in Missouri and a checkoff fee affecting Missouri producers
Radio Story - The women's health bill that includes a provision forcing insurance companies to pay for forty-eight hour hospital stays after mastectomies received first round approval from the House.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters could put an extra fee on cell phone users under a bill being considered by the state legislature.
Radio Story - Union Electric and other utilities would be limited in offering repair services under a measure cleared for final passage in the state House.
Newspaper Story - A bill to allow small business employees access to the state's managed health care plan cleared the House Wednesday by a 101-53 vote.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers urged to make it easier for the Attorney General to win his lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Newspaper Story - A health insurance bill for small businesses stumbled in the House Budget Committee, but supporters hope to vote on the measure later in the week.
Newspaper Story - The only comprehensive welfare reform plan of the 1998 session has a tough road ahead of it.
Newspaper Story - A bill to create a pool of small businesses to purchase health insurance under the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan has lost support from the NFIB after a ban from covering elective abortions was included. Associated Industries of Missouri still considers the bill an option, but the Missouri Chamber of Commerce remains against it.
Newspaper Story - Background on a bill to stop marketers from using motor vehicle records.
Radio Story - Representative Harlan's plan to expand state health care coverage to small employers has yet to be voted upon.
Radio Story - As Oprah celebrates her victory in Amarillo, Missouri legislators may be shelving plans to pass their own version of veggie libel law.
Radio Story - For the third day, opposition debate stalls a House vote on legislation to assist small businesses in getting employee health insurance.
Newspaper Story - Increasing fees for selling alcohol proposed in Missouri's General Assembly.
Radio Story - The House Insurance Committee votes to ban insurance companies using genetic testing to set rates.
Newspaper Story - Members of the Public Service Commission would be elected at lower pay instead of appointed, under a bill being considered by the Missouri General Assembly.
Radio Story - A Senator from rural Missouri wants to make PSC Commissioners more accountable to the voting public.
Newspaper Story - Embezzlers would have to pay restitution to their victims under proposed legislation.
Newspaper Story - Riverboat gambling lawsuits are threatening funding for the governor's day-care program.
Newspaper Story - Teachers added to collective bargaining for public workers.
Radio Story - Students enterin programs with a shortage of qualified employees could get state suppport under legislation presented to a committee.
Newspaper Story - Missouri government would get into the business of packaging health coverage plans for small-business workers under a measure heading to the full House for debate.
Radio Story - The House Consumer Protection Committee approved a measure requiring ATM's to notify customers of fees.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would ban ATM surcharges has been amended to only require ATMs to warn of such charges.
Radio Story - Legislation is proposed to impose a tax on wine to pay for wine promotion and marketing.
Newspaper Story - Chuck Graham proposed a bill that would stop companies from canceling your credit card if you keep it paid.
Radio Story - The state Attorney General's office has appealed Thursday's boats in moats ruling.
Radio Story - A circuit judge extends his order blocking the state Gaming Commission from acting against boats in moats.
Newspaper Story - A Cole County Circuit Court judge prohibits Missouri Gaming Commission from carrying out disciplinary procedures against gambling boats in moats.
Radio Story - The Missouri Tourism Division marketing plan has a new look and logo.
Radio Story - A compromise offered during a House committee meeting proposes that school boards be able to pick their start dates, as long as the Friday before Labor Day is a holiday.
Radio Story - The House Health Committee hears a bill to extend hospital stays for patients undergoing masectomies.
Newspaper Story - Plaintiffs could sue those who make "false and defamatory" statements about agricultural producers or their products.
Newspaper Story - A bill proposed would rid ATMs of surcharges - the fees charged to non-customers.
Newspaper Story - Legislators today (1/20) told state utility regulators to retain toll-free calls for rural regions.
Radio Story - Missouri's House has joined the Senate in demanding the PSC continue requiring free regional calls for rural areas.
Radio Story - Some lawmakers say sales tax money is being given to retail-store developers who don't need subsidizing.
Newspaper Story - Computer software snafus are slowing down the state's plan to require lobbyists and special interest groups to file their reports electronically, instead of on paper.
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