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1998 Politics Stories
Newspaper Story - Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson accepted a part-time position with a St. Louis consulting firm, and the Republicans say that "weakens his position" for reelection in 2000.
Radio Story - 9th-district Congressman Kenny Hulshof says he will vote for the first three articles, but not the fourth.
Newspaper Story - Top officials from Missouri's state government don't plan to watch coverage of Clinton's impeachment hearings.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor endorses censuring as an alternative to impeaching the president.
Radio Story - The Governor's spokesman indicates Carnahan is taking a hands-off approach regarding Bob Griffin's request for clemency
Radio Story - Senator Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau) has prefiled a bill that would make it a Class A felony to perform a partial-birth abortion in Missouri.
Radio Story - At least two House Republicans are distancing themselves from a statement released by the Republican Party.
Radio Story - State Republicans didn't gain any seats in the November elections; now they're switching gears and pushing new issues.
Radio Story - Members of the Missouri Legislature selected their new leadership Thursday, and talked about the Governor's decision to run for Senate in 2000.
Radio Story - The St. Louis metro area is left out of the top legislative leadership slots for the first time in more than three decades.
Newspaper Story - Both the House and the Senate changed their majority floor leaders, while the House minority retained Delbert Scott as leader.
Radio Story - Missouri's only woman top legislative leader is replaced by House Democrats.
Newspaper Story - The Republican campaign to capture control of Missouri's legislature failed Tuesday.
Radio Story - Republican candidate Chuck Pierce explains why he lost Missouri State Auditor race.
Radio Story - Missouri Secretary of State Rebecca Cook says media helpled create more awareness of candiadtes, campaigns and issues which produced more voters at the polls.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Republicans point to legislature and auditor's race for upcoming election.
Newspaper Story - For the past 24 years, the state auditor has been a CPA, now Democratic nominee Claire McCaskill is trying to reverse that trend.
Newspaper Story - The State Democratic Party files a federal elections complaint against the GOP State Auditor candidate's campaign.
Newspaper Story - Proposition A would make it a class D felony to bait or fight animals.
Radio Story - Proposition A which would outlaw Missouri cockfighting will be a ballot item during the November third election.
Newspaper Story - If passed, Amendment 9 would allow games of chance to be conducted in Missouri's moat-based casinos.
Churches and other charitable organizations would be allowed to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes if Amendment 8 is passed.
Newspaper Story - Constitutional Amendment 7 in Missouri's November ballot is briefly analyzed.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon says Senator Kit Bond allowed political patronage to influence his decisions on pardons. Bond denies the charge, and says Nixon is being reckless.
Newspaper Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon leveled another set of charges against U.S. Senator Kit Bond.
Newspaper Story - An unorganized coalition of churches gathered at the state capitol to denounce boats-in-moats.
Newspaper Story - A Missouri environmentalist group has taken a stand against riverboat gambling and Amendment 9.
Newspaper Story - Opposers to riverboat gambling have resorted to debating gambling advertisements.
Newspaper Story - If Pres. Bill Clinton were a Missouri government employee, his relations with Monica Lewinksky could have cost him his job.
Radio Story - Some state executive departments prohibit sexual relationships between some kinds of co-workers; others do not.
Radio Story - The Missouri Bar asked lawyers to evaluate the performance of 45 judges up for reinstatement.
Radio Story - Republican say that Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan's administration mailed propoganda at taxpayer expense
Radio Story - A retired state Supreme Court judge is appearing in a riverboat gambling ad.
Newspaper Story - Show me the river and church officials met at the Community United Methodist Church in Columbia to discuss strategies for the boat-in-moat issue.
Radio Story - St. Louis County Representative Todd Akin says the state gambling industry is bending the truth with its latest advertisements.
Radio Story - Term limits have ended the Senate career of Jefferson County democrat and president pro term Bill McKenna.
Radio Story - Republican legislators held a press conference at the state capitol to promote a tax cut.
Newspaper Story - Republicans say Clinton's sex scandal may help the GOP capture control of the state legislature.
Newspaper Story - Women lawmakers unveil their "Capitol Cooks" book.
Radio Story - Senate President pro term Bill McKenna (D-Barnhart) will bang the gavel for the last time Thursday.
Radio Story - The Governor's office says it does not expect legislators to challenge any of the Governor's vetoes.
Radio Story - Missouri Governor Carnahan's spokesperson Chris Sifford says Carnahan's reaction to Clinton scandal.
Newspaper Story - Missouri legislators do not expect much to happen in this year's veto session.
Radio Story - The fallout from Ken Starr's report on President Clinton is reaching far beyond Washington, to the Missouri State House.
Newspaper Story - Missouri churches are organizing in opposition to boats in moats on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Gun advocates already have started their concealed weapons campaign, eight months before the statewide vote.
Radio Story - Story is about April 6, 1999 Right to Carry Concealed Weapons vote.
Radio Story - Several GOP lawmakers call for federal oversight of Missouri's November elections.
Radio Story - Kit Bond and Jay Nixon trade charges in their first debate of the campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Newspaper Story - Student curators could attend closed-door board meetings under an amendment offered by Sen. Ken Jacob and passed by the Senate.
Newspaper Story - A bill to switch Missouri to a presidential primary state is running into trouble.
Newspaper Story - Missourians stationed overseas could use the Internet to vote under a bill resurrected and passed Tuesday by the House of Representatives.
Radio Story - Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment that would allow local school districts to seek voter approval for more bonds.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved two constitutional amendments Tuesday that supporters say will improve the quality of public schools.
Newspaper Story - Legislation to reduce the size of Missouri's House is declared dead.
Newspaper Story - Black legislators complain the House leadership does not appoint enough blacks to House management jobs.
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.
Radio Story - Attorney General Nixon backs a plan that boosts the state's chances of winning a lawsuit against tobacco makers to recover Medicaid money.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers urged to make it easier for the Attorney General to win his lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
Newspaper Story - The secretary of state granted an anti-smoking group permission to circulate an initiative petition against smoking around children.
Newspaper Story - Five riverboat gambling companies launch their petition campaign to legalize gambling boats in boats..
Newspaper Story - Legislators want to create local government-run family planning agencies, which would be prohibited from performing abortions.
Radio Story - Just days after action in Washington to lower the blood alcohol limit from .10 to .08, two Republican Missouri Senators talk about doing the same in this state.
Newspaper Story - Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson dropped out of the 2000 governor's race, but declined to say whether he's out of politics for good.
Newspaper Story - The "Chuck Caucus" is lobbying its fellow legislators to name the woodchuck as state marmot.
Radio Story - Roger Wilson announced at a hastily arranged press conference today that he will not run for Governor in the year 2000.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Elections Committee passed a bill that would switch Missouri to a presidential primary system.
Newspaper Story - The debate over partial-birth abortion began anew Wednesday night in a Missouri House of Represntatives Committee hearing.
Newspaper Story - Election reformers presented a plan to lawmakers this week that would give candidates public money to run for the statehouse.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Walter Mueller wants to prohibit naming public buildings after people who are still in office.
Radio Story - A Senator from rural Missouri wants to make PSC Commissioners more accountable to the voting public.
Radio Story - Bill proposes banning naming state buildings for living state officials.
Newspaper Story - Another battle over tax breaks for private school costs in looming in Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - Jackson County Prosecutor Claire McCaskill is running for state auditor even though she doesn't hold a CPA degree.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor is criticizing the school desegretation plan stalled in the Senate Education Committee.
Radio Story - The House majority leader says anti-abortion lawmakers pressure her into dropping sponsoring a milder form of the ban on partial birth abortions.
Newspaper Story - Appeals by the St. Louis school desegregation settlement coordinator fails to budget rural opposition to the desegregtion bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri is part of a Pentagon pilot program that would allow overseas citizens to vote through the Internet.
Radio Story - Lawmakers are urged to block goverment retirement benefits to officials convicted of crimes like former House Speaker Bob Griffin.
Radio Story - State officials gave the capitol a closer look after a 300-pound stone fell outside Governor Carnahan's office. Annual inspections are being accelerated. Officials say the capitol is safe.
Newspaper Story - The senator who cast the vote that sustained Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto of a partial-birth abortion measure has sponsored a nearly identical bill. She said the language in last year's bill was to vague.
Radio Story - St Louis County Senator Betty Sims sponsors a measure calling for a partial birth abortion ban even though she helped defeat a similar bill last year.
Newspaper Story - Misssouri's Secretary of State endorsed a presidential primary for the state at a legislative committee hearing.
Radio Story - Sec. of State, Rebecca Cook has sponsored a bill that would establish a presidential primary in Missoui
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, has been cleared of unethical conduct allegations by the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Radio Story - This week, college interns working at the state capitol complete a sexual harassment seminar.
Radio Story - While most Republicans across the nation are keeping quiet about the sex allegations in the White House, one Missouri Republican has spoken out.
Radio Story - Like Democrats in Washington, Missouri's state Democratic lawmakers are staying relatively silent about the allegations against President Bill Clinton.
Newspaper Story - As allegations regarding sexual misconduct fly around President Clinton, interns at the Missouri State Capitol attended a seminar on sexual harassment.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's top Democrats avoided a defense of President Bill Clinton Monday, urging the public to wait until all the facts are in.
Radio Story - Columbia Representative Ken Jacob stresses the right to privacy in regards to the Clinton fiasco.
Newspaper Story - Response to Carnahan's address fell largely along party lines.
Newspaper Story - Major points from Gov. Mel Carnahan's 1998 State of the State address.
Radio Story - A state lawmaker proposes letting state government sell its unneeded historic documents.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri's new president has determined the institution acted properly in dealing with the 1996 candidacy of Rep. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, when he first ran for the Missouri House while still an employee of the university.
Newspaper Story - Power to choose the people who set Missouri's secondary education agenda would shift from the governor to the voters under a plan presented by Missouri House Republicans.
Radio Story - House Repubicans propose giving voters the power to elect the state's Board of Education.
Newspaper Story - The sign of the devil leads one lawmaker to kill his own bill.
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.
Newspaper Story - Speaker Steve Gaw and Sen. President Pro Tem Bill McKenna outlined their legislative priorities for 1998 on the first day of the session.
Newspaper Story - Drugs, taxes & term limits dominate the 1998 legislative session that begins on the same day a former House speaker goes to prison.
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