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May 13, 2011

Legislature passes private attorney hiring law

Missouri lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would tighten the Missouri attorney general’s procedures for hiring private attorneys. But the bill does not cap fees for those attorneys.

May 11, 2011

New hog farm bill goes to governor

The Missouri Legislature passed a new version of a bill that would restrict lawsuits against hog farms, although Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t publicly committing to signing it yet.

May 11, 2011

Legal aid funding mechanism extended

A bill extending a major source of funding for legal aid organizations has been given final approval.

May 3, 2011

Nixon vetoes bill restricting farm suits

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have made litigation against hog farms more difficult.

Apr 28, 2011

Nixon to veto discrimination bill in St. Louis

Gov. Jay Nixon will hold a press conference tomorrow in St. Louis to veto a bill that sought to change Missouri’s employment discrimination law.

Apr 14, 2011

Stricter employment discrimination law heads to governor

A bill on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon makes a number of changes in the state’s employment discrimination law, making it harder for fired workers to win in court.

Apr 11, 2011

Koster joins challenge to health care law

After a year of criticism from Republicans, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has gotten involved in the fight against the federal health care law.

Mar 3, 2011

Senate OKs employment discrimination changes

The Missouri Senate has approved a host of changes to state employment discrimination law, setting a higher bar for fired workers to succeed

Mar 3, 2011

House committee OKs bill abolishing Sentencing Advisory Commission

The House Judiciary Committee has voted to advance a bill that would throw out the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission and enact a new set of sentencing standards.

Feb 22, 2011

Bill would allow laypeople to file horse teeth

A woman sued because she files horse teeth for a living could get relief from the Statehouse instead of the courthouse.

Feb 17, 2011

Senate OKs voter ID bill

The state Senate has passed legislation that would require voters to show a photo ID to cast a ballot.

Feb 16, 2011

Moore to lead state auditor’s response program

The longtime Greene County prosecutor who took a new job with Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich last month will lead a new effort that will follow in the wake of Schweich’s audits.

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