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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.
Newspaper Story - A proposed site for a new maximum security prison near Jefferson City is treading on the burial grounds of the Osage Tribe.
Radio Story - Missouri's only woman top legislative leader is replaced by House Democrats.
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 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 - 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.
Newspaper Story - The legislature gave final approval to a desegregation bill proponents hope will end two decades of court-ordered payments to the St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.
Newspaper Story - Concealed weapons lands at the bottom of the Senate agenda for the last week of the session.
Newspaper Story - The House comfortably passed the Senate version of a bill that would keep funding from clinics that perfrom or promote abortions.
Newspaper Story - Student curators could attend closed-door board meetings under an amendment offered by Sen. Ken Jacob and passed by the Senate.
Radio Story - The bill is designed to resolve the St. Louis school desegregation case. The money would come from property or sales taxes in St. Louis
Newspaper Story - The drive to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons is plowing ahead in the last weeks of the legislative session.
Radio Story - A senior black legislator announces his opposition to the desegregation bill.
Newspaper Story - The House approves putting the concealed weapons issue on the state ballot.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Judiciary committee sat through hours of testimony on a bill that would outlaw a controversial late-term abortion procedure.
Newspaper Story - Democrats fended off Republican attempts to separate desegregation money for St. Louis and Kansas City in the desegregation bill that passed the House Education Committee.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would vote on the right to carry concealed weapons under legislation moving smoothly through the House.
Radio Story - The Senate Judiciary Committee hear testimony for and against partial-birth abortion.
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 desegregation bill takes another step forward but the hired gun for the St. Louis City School Board says the bill still needs some work.
Newspaper Story - With a 30-3 vote, the Missouri Senate passed legislation to keep state funds away from family planning clinics that perform abortions. A judge found similar laws unconstitutional in 1996 and 1997.
Radio Story - The settlement coordinator in the St. Louis school desegregation case testified in support of Senate-passed legislation.
Radio Story - St. Louis City School Board Members came out to defend their reputation at a state House Education Committee hearing of the Senate's desegregation bill.
Radio Story - The NAACP urges lawmakers to change the bill passed by the Senate to settle the court-ordered school desegregation case.
Newspaper Story - Widespread support has all but drowned out the voice of dissent in the emotionally charged issue of locked sex offenders up indefinitely -- an issue promoted by the governor and apporved by both the House and Senate.
Radio Story - A partial-birth abortion bill is passed by the House without the health exception Governor Carnahan supported.
Radio Story - While the state Senate was passing the desegregation bill, the governor endorsed a provision to give him a bigger voice over St. Louis city schools.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave overwhelming first-round approval to a partial-birth abortion ban almost identical to what the governor vetoed last year.
Newspaper Story - The House votes to ban partial-birth abortions.
Newspaper Story - A House committee probably won't vote on a bill that would protect homosexuals from discrimination.
Radio Story - The Senate approved a provision of the desegregation bill that would allow parents living in Kansas City and St. Louis' urban districts to send their children to charter schools.
Newspaper Story - A plan to entice a settlement in the St. Louis desegregation case is approved by the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Black legislators complain the House leadership does not appoint enough blacks to House management jobs.
Radio Story - Missouri would get 25 million dollars for school transportation under an amendment added to the Senate desegregation bill.
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 - Senator Joe Maxwell, D-Mexico, stalled a vote on a bill which would end quota-based affirmative action. This action in combination with the lateness of the session could effectively kill debate on the issue.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would be able to carry concealed weapons under a bill passed by a Missouri House Committee. Inclucded in the bill is a referendum that would allow voters to approve the measure.
Radio Story - The House Corrections Committee voted to let the people decide whether concealed weapons should be permitted in Missouri. If the Legislature approves, the state-wide vote would occur in April of next year.
Newspaper Story - The concealed weapons issue is scheduled for a House committee vote Thursday.
Newspaper Story - A Senate bill that would end race and sex preferences in state contracting, education and employment met with opposition in a hearing Monday.
Newspaper Story - Legislators want to create local government-run family planning agencies, which would be prohibited from performing abortions.
Newspaper Story - Background on a bill to stop marketers from using motor vehicle records.
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.
Newspaper Story - Any sexual contact between prison inmates and guards would be a felony under a bill heard by a House committee.
Radio Story - A conservative Representative's surprise proposal caused some hand-wringing by abortion rights supporters in the House.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee hears testimony concerning a bill that would make chemical castration a parole requirement for some sex offenders.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gives first-round approval to an alternative to mandating English has an official language.
Radio Story - The Senate votes to establish grants for English-language education programs.
Newspaper Story - The Senate leader on gambling issues sponsors legislation to legalize boats in moats.
Newspaper Story - Bills to ban partial birth abortion will have more than just practical implications.
Radio Story - A bill proposed by the legislature's only gay member would repeal laws making homosexual acts a crime.
Radio Story - A House committee debates whether to decriminalize the state's laws against homosexual act.
Newspaper Story - The debate over partial-birth abortion began anew Wednesday night in a Missouri House of Represntatives Committee hearing.
Radio Story - The House Insurance Committee votes to ban insurance companies using genetic testing to set rates.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Carnahan continues his criticism of the desegregation funding bill before the Senate -- calling it too expensive.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose a commission to study pollution in low income and minority communities.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan says he still doesn't like the desegregation bill narrowly passed by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee reverses itself and passes a school-desegregation funding bill, after tacking on extra funds for non-city schools.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor is criticizing the school desegretation plan stalled in the Senate Education Committee.
Newspaper Story - Speaking ill of your groceries could cost your money under a proposal before Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - A controversial $1,000 extra in funding for pupils in the St. Louis and Kansas City schools plus the governor's invisibility on the desegregation issue helped contribute to the bill's defeat.
Radio Story - The Senate Education Committee votes down a proposal to guarantee more funds to St. Louis schools in an effort to end court-ordered desegregation.
Newspaper Story - A House committee cuts the governor's proposed funding for software to keep Internet porn away from school children.
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.
Radio Story - Summer school for those who flunk school in St. Louis was proposed to the Senate Education Committee as part of the deseg bill.
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 - A woman's testimony before a House committee prompts an investigation into alleged sexual harrassment of female prison guards.
Radio Story - A stipulation that would allow the St. Louis Mayor to pick the School Board is part of a settlement being negotiated in the desegregation case.
Newspaper Story - Suburban school superintendents whose districts don't get any desegregation funds told the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday that their schools needs attention, too.
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.
Radio Story - Tempers flared at the Capitol Wednesday as legislators and educators debated whether to give city schools an extra $1,000 per child.
Radio Story - A task force has filed an amendment to forbid discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Radio Story - The Governor's office will not launch an independent investigation of the charges at this time.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers hear it will take a pile of cash to get the federal court out of the St. Louis school system.
Newspaper Story - Missouri abortion clinics continue a high level of security following the bombing of an abortion clinic Thursday in Birmingham, Ala. Activitis on both sides condemn the bombing.
Radio Story - Mid-Missouri Planned Parenthood Clinics are keeping security on high alert after bombing in Birmingham.
Radio Story - Senators in the Ways and Mean committee debate whether it is constitutional for the state to give tax cuts for religious purposes, but not for tuition for religious schools.
Radio Story - Columbia Representative Chuck Graham's bill would make it a felony for Missourians to record phone conversations without the other party's consent.
Radio Story - This week, college interns working at the state capitol complete a sexual harassment seminar.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers were told by a federal court mediator that the state will have to spend more money to end court-ordered school desegregation.
Newspaper Story - Plaintiffs could sue those who make "false and defamatory" statements about agricultural producers or their products.
Radio Story - Representative Chrismer got emotional while discussing the 25th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Newspaper Story - Bill proposed to direct Medicaid funds to individuals with disabilities for in-home care.
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.
Radio Story - The debate over Missouri's state language hinges on one word. English as the "official" state language has fizzled in past bills, but a new proposal calls it the "common" language. Missourians voiced their concerns to lawmakers.
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