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Missouri Rep Pushes For Choice Between Paper And Plastic

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One Missouri lawmaker says a consumer should choose between paper and plastic. He is bucking national trends and trying to stop cities and towns from banning or issuing fines for use of plastic bags

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Missouri Senate Passes Measure to Modernize Missouri’s Welfare Policies

JEFFERSON CITY— The Missouri Senate voted this week to advance a bill that will strengthen the state’s efforts to fight poverty. Senate Bill 24, known as the Strengthening Missouri Families Act, will modify provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Senate Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, said to be able to give TANF dollars to Missouri families, the state receives a federal block earmarked for assistance

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Missouri House Rep. Diane Franklin (Courtesy of Missouri House)

Preschool and Daycare Centers May Be Required To Release Immunization Records

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker wants to require preschools and daycare centers to tell parents if there are other children attending who have not been vaccinated. The bill filed Tuesday by Representative Diane Franklin would require public and private facilities to inform parents they can request information about immunization exemptions of other children enrolled

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Missouri Lawmakers Consider Virtual School Options

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers this week are expected to consider a measure to give students more options to attend virtual schools for free. A Senate panel last week approved a bill that would allow students in failing districts and surrounding schools to attend online schools

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Lawmakers Pushing Ahead With Sales Tax Exemptions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican lawmakers are pushing ahead with sales tax exemptions and a requirement that businesses be notified when the application of the tax code changes. Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed several tax-related bills last year and the Legislature did not override them

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The Paper or Plastic Question Could Be Thing Of The Past

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Paper or plastic? Environmental advocates hope the answer will soon be "neither" if the Columbia city council passes a measure designed to encourage the use of reusable bags.

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Missouri House Rep Nathan Beard Will Serve on House Veterans Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Nathan Beard will serve on the House committee responsible for addressing issues important to Missouri’s more than 550,000 veterans. Beard was appointed by House Speaker John J. Diehl, Jr. to s

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Senate Approves Bill To Allow Venues To Stock Allergic Reaction Medication

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has approved a bill to allow restaurants, sports arenas and other organizations to stock medication for allergic reactions. Senators unanimously voted in favor of the measure yesterday

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President Obama Gets His Selfie On in Hilarious Video

No one is immune from the selfie craze. And we mean no one.

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Senate Approves Bill To Limit City Traffic Fines

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has unanimously approved a bill to limit how much revenue a Missouri city can collect from traffic fines. The state Senate on Thursday voted in favor of the legislation

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