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Senate OKs $23B state budget plan

Missouri’s education system would get little new money — and in some cases, less — under a budget plan passed Wednesday by senators constrained by state revenues that have yet to fully rebound from the recession.

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Halfway through session, bills to crimp litigation proceed

At the midway point of this year’s legislative session, trial attorneys and labor groups worry about both the provisions and the pace of several pieces of legislation that are priorities of business interests. Here’s a quick rundown on the effect and status of several other major pieces of legislation.

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State budget problems likely to dominate session

A dismal budget situation and a lack of consensus on certain issues may inhibit legislators from passing agenda items during this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. As lawmakers prepare to return on Wednesday for the five-month session, the ...

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New ethics bill proposed in House

Two Missouri state representatives proposed legislation today aimed at changing disclosure requirements, placing restrictions on “pay to play” legislating and altering the state’s campaign finance system. State Reps. Tim Flook, R-Liberty, and Jason Kander, D-Kansas City, went over the key ...

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Legislature passes the 2010 budget

The Missouri General Assembly has completed a budget that uses federal stimulus money to forestall cuts made to the state's judiciary system. (pictured is House Budget Chairman Allen Icet, R-Wildwood) As a result, both the judiciary and the state's public defender system will see slight increases to their 2010 operating budgets. Included in that budget bill is $37.3 million for the state's public defender system. The appropriation is slightly higher than what the department got during the current fiscal year.

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