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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Senate Approves Bill to Prevent Lawmakers From Becoming Lobbyists Right After Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has given approval to a bill to prevent lawmakers from becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving office. The ethics bill would increase reporting requirements for lobbyist spending and set a two-year cooling-off period before legislators can lobby

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Initiative Petition Relating to Legalizing Marijuana Approved For Circulation For 2016 Ballot

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that an initiative petition relating to legalizing marijuana met state standards for circulation.  

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Claire McCaskill
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McCaskill Keeps up Efforts to Protect Consumers From Unwanted Robocalls

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is urging the nation’s telecom regulator to reject attempts to weaken or undermine consumer protections against unsolicited and intrusive robocalls.
 
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Show-Me Cannabis Seeks Public Records On Drug Task Forces

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group working to legalize marijuana in Missouri says nearly half of the state's 25 drug task forces declined to turn over public records sought under state law. A report from Show-Me Cannabis says 10 of the multi-jurisdictional task forces didn't respond to its request for copies of status reports to the Missouri Department of Public Safety

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Members of Missouri House Committee Support Changes To The State’s Ethics Laws

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of a Missouri House committee say they support changes to the state's ethics laws but further clarification is needed. Lawmakers say blanket limits on lobbyist gifts need to have a clear time frame or other parameters

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Bruno Mars, President Obama, Mark Ronson
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President Obama Joins Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars for ‘Uptown Funk’ … Sort Of

Baracksdubs' latest presidential mashup is set to the Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars hit 'Uptown Funk'.

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Lobbyists For Banks And Credit Unions Petition For Consumer-Protection Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lobbyists for banks and credit unions say an exemption from a state consumer-protection law is needed to prevent excessive lawsuits against financial institutions. Missouri Credit Union Association lobbyist David Kent says that without a change, there could be a chilling effect on loans in Missouri

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Missouri Bill To Link Unemployment Benefits To the Unemployment Rate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel. The measure approved yesterday also would increase the amount of money the state must have saved to pay for benefits before reducing how much businesses need to contribute

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Clint Zweifel
Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (Courtesy of Missouri Treasurer's Office)

Missouri Treasurer Returns $221 Million in Unclaimed Property

JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today announced since taking office, he has returned a total of just over $221 million in Unclaimed Property to more than 772,000 account owners, more than half of all Unclaimed Property ever returned in Missouri

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Missouri Tax Code To Be Reviewed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Business groups say they support a proposed multi-year review of Missouri's tax code by a panel of experts. State Senator Bob Dixon says an in-depth study of the tax code was desperately needed during a Senate committee hearing on the measure

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