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Radio Story - Fifty students and the governor decorated the Capitol Christmas tree with home-made ornaments. But some of the kids had a better idea.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Board of Education approved a plan that would require graduating seniors to undergo exit testing for state endorsed diplomas.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the 1996 Sexual predator law in the Christopher Gilyard sexual offense case.
Radio Story - A new Missouri computer system to improve enforcement of child-support orders takes effect Oct. 1.
Radio Story - The state's welfare agency says a new computer system will improve enforcement of child support orders.
Radio Story - The Missouri Supreme Court heard opening arguments in a case that questions the sexual predator law.
Newspaper Story - The administration has yet to implement its controversial expansion of child health coverage that takes effect the end of August.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri General Assembly adjourned for the year. Highlights of bills it passed.
Newspaper Story - An expansion of Medicaid coverage using $56 million of federal payments and $20 million of matching state funds inched closer to Gov. Mel Carnahan's desk Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan twice paid a personal visit to Senate Republican floor leader Steve Ehlmann in an effort to increase the chances for passage of his child health coverage bill.
Newspaper Story - For the second year in a row, Senate Republicans filibustered the governor's plan to expand medicaid coverage for children's health care.
Newspaper Story - In a surprise move, Carnahan's early childhood care program became the first major measure to cleare the legislature.
Radio Story - Despite Republican protests, the Missouri House approved a bill that would expand Medicaid to families with incomes up to three times the federal poverty level.
Newspaper Story - Two of the governor's bills for children clear major hurdles in the legislature.
Newspaper Story - Debate by House Republicans stall's the governor's child health plan for the second day in a row Thursday.
Radio Story - A bill that would provide health coverage to uninsured Missouri children stalls in the State Legislature.
Newspaper Story - The Clinton administration approved a request by Gov. Mel Carnahan to expand Medicaid coverage to families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
Newspaper Story - House Republicans stalled on the issue of how much a family can earn and still qualify for proposed Medicaid expansion to reach uninsured children.
Newspaper Story - Missouri parents with young children have emerged as one of the potential winners in this year's tax-cut contest in the state legislature.
Newspaper Story - The governor's plan to provide day care services at public schools in running into legislative trouble.
Newspaper Story - Parents would be able to access background checks on potential day care workers with one phone call under a bill that passed the House on Tuesday.
Radio Story - Parents would be able to obtain criminal backgrounds checks on day-care workers over a toll-free number under a bill that pass through the House.
Radio Story - The House approves a bill requiring tattoo parlors to be licensed.
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 - High school enrollment would needed to get a driver's license under legislation before Missouri's General Assembly.
Radio Story - The state House passed a Republican leader's bill supporting married victims of sexual assault.
Radio Story - The House expands and approves tax credits for daycare.
Newspaper Story - The Senate got into the details of day care in public schools. Many questions are still left unanswered.
Newspaper Story - The secretary of state granted an anti-smoking group permission to circulate an initiative petition against smoking around children.
Newspaper Story - Legislators want to create local government-run family planning agencies, which would be prohibited from performing abortions.
Radio Story - Republican Representative Pat Kelley has introduced a bill that would pay male-female couples one-thousand dollars for signing and abiding by a family and parenting values affidavit.
Radio Story - Despite opposition from Senate Republicans, a measure that would provide health coverage for uninsured Missouri kids is on its way to the House.
Newspaper Story - Plan to provide state-funded preschool in public schools is proposed in Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - Child killers would face the possibility of death under proposed legislation.
Radio Story - Yet another day of debate on the Senate floor delays a vote on the children's health care bill.
Newspaper Story - The Linnemans and the McDowells told a house committee background checks on day care workers could have saved thier children's lives.
Newspaper Story - Bill proposes loss of visitation for delinquent child support
Newspaper Story - State representative proposes to restrict over-the-counter diet pills to persons under 21
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose making it easier for adoptees to find out about their natural parents.
Newspaper Story - Riverboat gambling lawsuits are threatening funding for the governor's day-care program.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are asked to expand the law against sexual predators.
Newspaper Story - Child-care hot line would track baby-sitters' criminal records.
Newspaper Story - The same day a bill to fund daycare programs at public schools, opposition stalled action on a similar measure in Senate committee.
Radio Story - Governor Mel Carnahan's hails House passage of a bill to use gambling money to fund day care services by public schools.
Newspaper Story - The House approves a means to fund a component of Mel Carnahan's program for daycare services at public schools.
Newspaper Story - A House committee cuts the governor's proposed funding for software to keep Internet porn away from school children.
Newspaper Story - Appeals by the St. Louis school desegregation settlement coordinator fails to budget rural opposition to the desegregtion bill.
Radio Story - St. Louis County Senator Anita Yeckel introduced a bill that would make behavior and staying in school a factor in whether minors can get a driver's license.
Radio Story - Expanded daycare programs were promoted by Missouri's first lady in her first-ever appearance before a legislative committee.
Newspaper Story - In her first appearance before a legislative committee, he wife of Missouri's governor urged passage of a plan to offer daycare servicees at local schools.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill would provide health insurance for thousands of uninsured children.
Newspaper Story - Opponents argue government-funded programs at public schools would be unfair competition for private day care centers.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan wants funding for Missouri schools to purchase software that regulates Internet use.
Newspaper Story - Carnahan said his proposal would help schools purchase software that would block kids from accessing "inappropriate sites." Some are critical of the effectiveness of that software.
Newspaper Story - Sen. John Russell introduced his bill to require teenagers under 18 to be currently enrolled in high school, have a diploma or a GED certificate to obtain a driver's license.
Radio Story - A House bill would require Missouri students to remain in school until age 18 or lose their driver's licenses.
Newspaper Story - The governor proposes a $56 million package to expand daycare services.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor will propose funds for local schools to provide daycare services for working parents.
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