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Missouri Senate

Mar 17, 2011

Senate pushes work comp changes

The Missouri Senate today passed a bill that would prevent people from suing co-employees for work-related injuries.

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

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 15, 2011

Senate weighs nonpartisan election of most judges

State Sen. Kevin Engler has introduced a bill calling for the nonpartisan election of judges.

Feb 15, 2011

Senate weighs nonpartisan election of most judges

State Sen. Kevin Engler calls the current system of partisan elections “disingenuous.”

Jan 18, 2011

Mo. judges take step toward possible pay raises

Missouri judges are a bit closer to getting raises in their pay.

Jan 18, 2011

Ford to keep 3,750 jobs at Kansas City plant

Ford will retain nearly 3,750 jobs and build a new vehicle at a Missouri plant that was in danger of closing.

Jan 12, 2011

Mayer appoints committee chairmen

Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, released a list of the senators who lead committees during the legislative session.

Jan 10, 2011

Lembke files bill to abolish state public defender system

Sen. Jim Lembke, R-St. Louis County, has introduced a bill that would scrap Missouri’s public defender system and disband its central leadership.

Jan 7, 2011

Senator’s site prematurely claims chairmanship, aide says

The press release on Columbia Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s Web site claiming the Appropriations Committee chairmanship shouldn’t have been posted, says a spokeswoman for Missouri Senate Majority Caucus.

Jan 6, 2011

Lawmaker seeks to block judicial pay raises

A Missouri lawmaker is seeking to block a recommended pay raise for judges.

Jan 5, 2011

Nixon urges cooperation as Mo. Legislature begins

The Missouri Legislature is convening with its largest Republican majority in decades and its largest freshmen class in several years.

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