Political

Simon's Law, debtor prison bill headed to governor

AP

May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

JEFFERSON CITY — Lawmakers rarely agree on issues. On Monday, however, there was one topic all of the members of the House were united on. They voted unanimously to pass legislation that requires...

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Meet the lobbying groups trying to make it harder to sue businesses

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May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | JEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers have recently prioritized making it harder to sue big businesses, but a triangle of corporate-backed lobbying groups bolstered the effort. About 2,000 organi...

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City, school district bus partnership won't happen this year

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May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | JEFFERSON CITY — The possibility of a partnership between Columbia Public Schools and city bus companies will be put on hold for another year, according to the sponsor of a proposed bill which would ...

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Efforts to change Clean Missouri face hurdles in final week of session

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May 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | JEFFERSON CITY — With the legislative session set to end Friday afternoon, two pieces of legislation that would change the Clean Missouri amendment face significant hurdles to make it to Gov. Mike Pa...

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EDITORIAL: Funding for low-income tax credits needs to be restored

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May 14, 2019 at 8:04 am | The Missouri General Assembly should restore funding for state low-income housing tax credits that were halted under former Gov. Eric Greitens. The plan was frozen with no other state plan in pla...

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Link between gang activity and gun violence strong in Columbia, police say

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May 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm | Gang activity in Columbia accounts for a significant proportion of recent gun violence and unsolved homicides, according to the Columbia Police Department. Lt. Paul Dickinson, commander of the Cr...

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FACT CHECK: Cleaver right about Trump administration's handling of student loans

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May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver on federal student loan relief Former President Barack Obama’s Department of Education revised the borrower defense rules after multipl...

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