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Coronavirus concerns disrupt work at US state capitols

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, center, speaks to reporters Thursday from a gallery overlooking the Senate chamber in Jefferson City, Missouri. Schatz, a Republican, was joined by Democratic Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo, left, and Republican Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, right, in announcing that the Senate will not meet again in full session until at least March 30 because of concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus. Photo by David A. Lieb

Mounting concerns about the coronarvirus spread to state capitols across the country last week, as some lawmakers halted their sessions, shut out the public and scrambled to finish work on essential spending bills to keep government going. Even in states ...

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Punitive damages bill passes under cover of filibuster

Missouri State Capitol

A 20-hour filibuster halted an asbestos bill in the Missouri Senate, but senators have advanced separate legislation that changes punitive damages. Following a debate that ran from mid-afternoon on Feb. 25 until 10:30 the following morning, lawmakers put aside the ...

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US high court redistricting case draws on Missouri’s example

A statue sits in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned today whether police officers should have unbridled freedom to place GPS devices on cars to track criminal suspects. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Missouri’s recent constitutional amendment on redistricting serves as an unusual example in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case on partisan gerrymandering. The high court is set to hear two cases on March 26 that could determine how much partisan consideration ...

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2 members married to backers of bill to strengthen panel

Two members of a Missouri commission that would gain authority to review sex-based discrimination complaints in higher education have ties to backers of the legislative change. At issue is a bill moving through the Missouri Legislature that would give the ...

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2 members married to backers of bill to strengthen panel

Two members of a Missouri commission that would gain authority to review sex-based discrimination complaints in higher education have ties to backers of the legislative change. At issue is a bill moving through the Missouri Legislature that would give the ...

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