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Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical ...

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Missouri Senate joins GOP anti-abortion wave with 8-week ban

Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. The Missouri bill needs another vote of approval in the GOP-led ...

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Missouri lawmakers OK limits on local industrial farm rules

A bill that would prevent local officials in Missouri from regulating industrial farms more strictly than the state does is heading to the desk of GOP Gov. Mike Parson, a cattle rancher who seems likely to sign the measure into ...

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Woman on panel that would review complaints aided lobbyist

A member of a state panel that would have heard appeals of college sex-discrimination cases such as her son’s sent her lobbyist husband related background information as he worked to change Missouri law in favor of the accused, emails obtained ...

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Missouri lawmakers pass $30B budget proposal

Missouri lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a $30 billion state spending plan with a slight increase for higher education and more money for K-12 public schools following a fight over college tuition for students living in the U.S. ...

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Missouri lawmakers pass $30B budget proposal

Missouri lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a $30 billion state spending plan with a slight increase for higher education and more money for K-12 public schools following a fight over college tuition for students living in the U.S. ...

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Lawmakers may end high tuition rate for immigrant students

Students living in the country illegally no longer would be required to pay international tuition rates to Missouri colleges and universities under a proposal approved by a key legislative committee as part of negotiations over a proposed state budget plan ...

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Emails show Missouri lobbyist’s efforts to help expelled son

A Missouri lobbyist strategizing how to advance a measure to help college students like his son who have been disciplined for sex-discrimination complaints suggested pushing the idea that the real problem on campuses is not rape but women regretting casual ...

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Emails show Missouri lobbyist’s efforts to help expelled son

A Missouri lobbyist strategizing how to advance a measure to help college students like his son who have been disciplined for sex-discrimination complaints suggested pushing the idea that the real problem on campuses is not rape but women regretting casual ...

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