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Radio Story - Missouri law-makers will get another attempt to criminalize partial-birth abortions.
Newspaper Story - Gambling companies split over whether to ask lawmakers to allow Missourians to lose more money.
Radio Story - The gambling industry splits over seeking repeal of a legal limit on how much can be lost per day by a Missouri gambler.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers search for a way to get the federal courts out of St. Louis and Kansas City schools.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis city lawmakers call for abolishing their city's school board.
Radio Story - The State Democratic Party says if Attorney General Nixon or U-S Representative William Clay ask the party to settle conflict, it will get involved.
Radio Story - Despite all the political rhetoric about partial-birth abortions, none have ever been reported in Missouri, according to the Health Department.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Insurance Department offers help to Holocaust survivors.
Radio Story - Holocaust survivors, their families, and heirs may now be able to collect billions of dollars in old insurance claims.
Radio Story - Black Caucus members get promises in return for support for the economic-development, business tax-break bill.
Radio Story - Senator Kinder introduced partial-birth legislation identical to that vetoed by Governor Carnahan in July
Radio Story - Two new abortion bills, with opposing perspectives, are introduced into the Senate
Radio Story - The lone Republican who voted against the partial-birth abortion over-ride has the support of the party leader.
Newspaper Story - Anti-abortion forces call for a delay on abortion legislation while the governor calls for action in the special session.
Radio Story - The sponser of the vetoed partial-birth abortion bill says he wants to go home and leave the issue for next session.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan may in effect be sending a dead bill on partial-birth abortion to lawmakers. Senate Minority Leader sees it as a possible reason to adjourn session.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate sustains the governor's veto of the partial-birth abortion bill.
Newspaper Story - The governor adds partial-birth abortion to the legislature's special session.
Radio Story - The top senate leader of the Democrat party says he will vote to over-ride the governor's partial-birth abortion veto.
Radio Story - A concensus on partial-birth abortion must be reached before the issue will be added to the legislative agenda
Radio Story - Sponsor of partial birth abortion bill wants to override Governor Carnahan's veto.
Newspaper Story - Compromise rejected to avoid a veto overrride effort on the legislature's partial-birth abortion ban.
Radio Story - State government's administration director rejects a law against computer games -- like the one proposed for federal workers.
Newspaper Story - A deadlock on tax breaks for private and parochial school costs has stalled legislative action on the governor's proposal to cut the sales tax on groceries.
Newspaper Story - No agreement was rached on the State's tax bill after the conference committee adjourned moments after the Speaker of the House was accused of bigotry.
Radio Story - The tax-cut conference committee breaks up without agreement after the House speaker is accused of bigotry.
Newspaper Story - The House votes to hold a statewide vote on the issue of concealed weapons.
Radio Story - Senator Peter Kinder said his bill was not designed to allow all citizens to carry concealed weapons only reitired judges, police officers and state officials
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers send the governor one of the biggest anti-crime measures in decades -- witness immunity.
Radio Story - State lawmakers get caught up in abortion debate with less than 10 hours left to pass the budget.
Newspaper Story - Chemical castration requirements for sex offenders is declared dead for the 1997 legislative session.
Radio Story - House votes to subject repeat sex offenders to chemical castration drugs.
Radio Story - Chemical castration is now part of a bill that would punish the spreading of AIDS
Radio Story - The measure is designed to prevent the spread of HIV.
Radio Story - Missouri Senators voted to require schools to teach abstinence as best choice for teenagers.
Newspaper Story - After an eight-hour filibuster, the Senate killed desegregation legislation.
Radio Story - A bill before the Misosuri Senate proposes tougher regulation on handicap parking.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill that would be tougher on people who abuse handicapped parking privileges.
Radio Story - The House voted to keep the issue of home schooling out of divorce proceedings.
Radio Story - Senate delays action another day on school-desegregation legislation.
Newspaper Story - Conservative lawmakers form the legislative caucus COWS for women.
Radio Story - The Missouri state capital building is not completely assessible to persons with disabilities.
Newspaper Story - Legislation designed to continue school desegregation funds for St. Louis and Kansas City continues to encounter problems in the Senate.
Radio Story - The House passed a bill increaseing the penalties for improperly using handicapped parking permits or spaces.
Radio Story - Retired cops and judges could carry "packed pistols" under a measure approved by the Senate.
Radio Story - A lawmaker urges creating a new state program to teach youth the pledge of allegiance.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers are working to prohibit the use of state funds in human cloning research.
Radio Story - Opposition threw another punch on the senate floor in the ongoing debate as to how desegregation savings will be distributed.
Radio Story - The Missouri House gave preliminary approval to a measure that would require insurance companies to pay for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's welfare agency says it is not sure it wants to test welfare recipients for drugs, as the Senate proposed in its version of welfare reform.
Radio Story - The House approved an amendment that would provide more safe places for battered women in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Missourians would have more access to issues concerning to MU system under a bill that would require open sessions for certain counceling committees.
Radio Story - Plans for what to do after the courts drop their desegregation orders for urban schools hit Senate opposition.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave preliminary approval to legislation outlawing partial birth abortions.
Radio Story - Lawmakers want to ban state funding of human cloning research.
Radio Story - The Critical Issues Committee hears bill to allow government funding of abortions.
Radio Story - A Senate committee rejected a House plan to limit family planning funding to goverment agencies.
Radio Story - Missouri Senate voted to ban partial birth abortion Monday.
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate begins debate on banning partial-birth abortions.
Radio Story - Missouri law makers voted NO to making parents submit a written approval for their child to take sex education classes.
Radio Story - House accepts amendment to the health care budget that would keep state money for family planning from going to Planned Parenthood.
Newspaper Story - An amendment aimed at keeping state funds from abortion providers was passed in the House.
If lawmakers have their way prostitutes will have to undergo HIV tests upon conviction
Newspaper Story - State representatives were joined by about 50 high school journalists who were supporting a bill to give them more control over publication content.
Newspaper Story - AHouse Committee heard testimony on a bill that would require some sex offenders to be chemically castrated.
Newspaper Story - The performance of partial birth abortions would be a second degree murder under legislation in the House.
Newspaper Story - The House Children Committee approves a cooling-off period before getting married.
Radio Story - A senate proposal would require massage therapists to be licensed before they could practice in Missouri.
Radio Story - People spoke out against a house bill to make English the official state language.
Radio Story - After much debate, Missouri senators voted that abstinence be stressed in sex ed classes.
Newspaper Story - The Senate debated a section of SB 168 that requires schools to emphasize abstinence in sex education courses. Sen. Ken Jacob tried to remove the sex education section of the bill.
Radio Story - Native Americans say they deserve the right to practice their religion in state prisons.
A bill that will terminate parental rights of convicted rapists has pro-life implications.
Radio Story - The house committee on critical issues examines two initiatives dealing with assisted suicide.
Newspaper Story - Background feature on legislation to terminate parental rights of rapists.
Radio Story - A proposed measure would require pre-marriage counseling or a waiting period to get married.
Newspaper Story - Legislators hear testimoney on bill to require college faculty to pass English fluency tests.
Radio Story - Feature on the legislative debate over partial birth abortions
Radio Story - Handicapped couple supports bill that allows the handicapped to issue citations to cars parked illegally in handicap space.
Radio Story - Some Missouri legislators want to give high school students the opportunities to exercise free speech.
Radio Story - The Senate approves allowing clean records for some convicted felons.
Radio Story - Several abortion rights activists spoke out at a Public Health and Welfare Committee hearing on Monday. They spoke in opposition to a bill sponsored by Senator Harry Wiggins.
Newspaper Story - The first copy of Missouri legislation in braille was presented.
Newspaper Story - Adoptees urge lawmakers to give them more access to records about their natural parents.
Radio Story - Bill being considered that would allow handicapped to give citations to drivers illegally parked in handicapped space.
Radio Story - The Senate passes legislation to restrict release of driver's license information.
Radio Story - A bill to ban partial birth abortions passed in the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers propose regulating bounty hunters.
Radio Story - Legislation proposed to replace court-ordered desegregation payments for urban schools.
Radio Story - Senate Education Committee chairman unveils his approach on what to do with the money released when court-ordered desegregation concludes.
Newspaper Story - 1997 Anti-Abortion Bill
Radio Story - A bill is proposed to stress abstinence in public school sexual education classes.
Newspaper Story - Catholic Church argues it should be exempt from lawsuits involving sexual abuse by priests.
Radio Story - The House rejects a GOP effort to capiture a House leadership slot.
Radio Story - House Republicans consider offering their only black member as candidate for House leadership.
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