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1996 Politics Stories
Newspaper Story - Business opposition surfaces to legislative plan for tougher regulation of managed care health plans.
Radio Story - Freshman legislators are attending an orientation to prep them for the upcoming session.
Radio Story - Lawmakers pick one of their own for a top legislative staff position.
Radio Story - Missouri Citizens Committee recommends legislators get a 21% pay raise.
Radio Story - The capitol building is already covered with the inaugrial stage and scaffolding per Mrs.Carnahan's request.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Supreme Court decided Tuesday that SB 380 is acceptable under state law.
Radio Story - Republicans are unhappy with a Supreme Court decision that rules just a small part of an education bill as unconstitutional.
Radio Story - The Governor's office says the state's schoolchildren have won the right to a good education with the court throwing out a lawsuit against the "Excellence in Education" law.
Radio Story - A committee studying managed care releases 33 suggestions.
Radio Story - Feature review of negative campaigning in Missouri's 1996 campaigns.
Radio Story - FBI investigates charges of voter fraud in Missouri.
Radio Story - Indicted former House speaker continues work as a lobbyist.
Radio Story - Missouri House Republicans elect the same leadership as last term.
Radio Story - House speaker extends olive branch to Republicans.
Radio Story - Rumbles of partisan confrontation emerge from House GOP caucus.
Radio Story - GOP Secretary of State candidate accuses Secretary of State of holding an unfair election.
Radio Story - Senate GOP leader worries the Griffin indictment will tarnish the legislature.
Radio Story - Bekki Cook's campaign says it is not worried about the inditement of former House Speaker Bob Griffin.
Radio Story - Republicans say Democrats must explain their past support for Griffin.
Radio Story - GOP Attorney General candidate says his opponent is not vindicated by the Griffin indictment.
Radio Story - Top House Democrat says Griffin indictment will not affect the House.
Newspaper Story - Former House speaker indicted for influence peddling with some of the biggest legislative issues this decade
Newspaper Story - Background on the "rainy day fund" proposal on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Carnahan extends campaign finance lead over Kelly in gubernatorial race.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's minimum wage debate echoes Canadian debate
Newspaper Story - Backgrounder on the minimum wage ballot issue.
Radio Story - State Representative Gene Copeland is being accused of illegally spending campaign money for personal uses.
Radio Story - Missouri's minimum wage debate echoes Canadian debate.
Radio Story - Sewer bond proposal on the November ballot.
Radio Story - John Hancock says Bekki Cook has received many more of the same Missouri Ethics warning letters as he has.
Radio Story - State Labor Department predicts minimum wage proposal will cause confusion.
Radio Story - Building maintence fund proposal on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Legislators say the rainy day fund is good common sense.
Radio Story - The cost estimate of an increase in minimum wage is taken off the ballot.
Radio Story - Secretary of State Bekki Cook dismisses Post-Dispatch endorsement of her opponent.
Radio Story - The GOP gubenatorial candidate calls for elimination of auto safety inspections.
Radio Story - Gubernatorial candidate Margaret Kelley kicked off her campaign with a promise that she'd unveil her agenda on issues. But so far, Missourians have heard little other than her tax-cut plan.
Radio Story - Background on the ballot proposal to create an Aging Department.
Radio Story - U.S. House Speaker blasts Clinton for foreign campaign contributions.
Newspaper Story - Background on Aging Department issue on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Two lawsuits on the ballot issue related to term limits are in legal limbo.
Newspaper Story - Background on conservation sales tax extension ballot issue.
Radio Story - Opponents of a minimum wage increase win a court battle to keep language the same on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Supporters of a minimum wage increase lose a lawsuit to change ballot language about finanacial impact.
Newspaper Story - The GOP gubernatorial candidate used a non-existent budget line to explain her tax cut plan.
Radio Story - The GOP gubernatorial candidate unveils her tax plan while administration officials say her figures are all wrong.
Radio Story - GOP candidate to announce tax-cut plans on Thursday.
Radio Story - GOP gubernatorial candidate defends using government resources for political event.
Newspaper Story - Secretary of State Bekki Cook was ordered to certify a measure that will let voters decide on term-limit issues.
Radio Story - Proponents of a minimum wage increase file a lawsuit against the state, alleging biased wording on the ballot.
Radio Story - A county court overruled Sec. of State Cook's decision to bar term limits language on the state ballot.
Radio Story - State Republicans announce they are backing Independent Jo Ann Emerson instead of legal candidate, Richard Kline.
Radio Story - On the day Elizabeth Dole arrived in Columbia, a fire bomb exploded outside the city's GOP headquarters.
Radio Story - Clinton campaigning for Democratics seeking Missouri Congressional seats.
Newspaper Story - House sustains governor's abortion-regulation veto.
Radio Story - Business plans $1 million campaign against the minimum wage proposal on the November ballot.
Radio Story - GOP Treasurer candidate charges incumbent with fraud.
Radio Story - Petition campaign for term-limit proposals on the November ballot fail.
Radio Story - Sales tax for soil conservation and parks to appear on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Missouri's National Guard does not have troops in either Bosnia or Iraq.
Radio Story - Candidates for attorney general agree that the state shouldn't waste the money on lawsuits.
Radio Story - Missouri GOP candidates say Clinton's campaign won't be hurt by the Morris sex scandal.
Radio Story - Ballot status for state minimum wage to be announced after Labor Day.
Illegal immigrant welfare ban not planned for Missouri.
Radio Story - Catholic Conference to use House Chamber for meeting.
Radio Story - Carnahan appoints a committe to decorate the U.S.S. Harry Truman.
Radio Story - Secretary of State approves the mule as a symbol for the Libertarian Party.
Spanish reporters give their thoughts on Missouri's legislative session.
Lobbyist gift ban dies in Missouri's 1996 legislative session.
Democrats and Republicans blaim each other for death of tax cuts in legislature.
House and Senate GOP leaders take different approaches to the end of the legislative session.
A technicality could keep Clinton off Missouri's November ballot.
The senate votes to strip an anti-lobbyist amendment from a crime bill.
Lobbyists pay $1,000 each to eat with a few dozen legislators (newspaper wrap of Wednesday's legislative developments).
Senate debates killer roosters while other major issues sit on the sidelines.
Columbia's retiring senator, Joe Moseley, talks about his experiences at the Senate.
Tax cuts and abortion will be the top issues for the last week of Missouri's legislature.
Non-married, same-sex pigs authorized to carry concealed weapons under legislative staffer's suggested bill.
A Democratic candidate for governor says a second Carnahan term violates the state constitution.
There is precedent to two interpretations of the state constitution regarding term limits for governors.
A Democratic attorney says the constitution allows Carnahan to run again.
A constitutional challenge to Carnahan's re-election bid is not being taken seriously by Democrats or Republicans.
Republicans attack decision to drop House bill to cut income taxes
Major differences in House and Senate passed version of the lobbyist-gift ban bills
Welfare activists support a sales tax cut for food (radio story with digital audio).
The GOP blame Democrats for stalling on tax-cut legislation (radio story with digital audio).
Welfare advocates & GOP calling for legislative action on the stalled tax cut bill (newspaper story).
GOP lawmakers strip same-sex marriage ban bill from House committee.
Lobbyist gift ban approved by House.
House approves restrictions on lobbyist gifts to government officials.
Governor cheers voter approval of Amendment 4 restricting legislative power to raise taxes.
Missouri voters approve restriction on raising state taxes.
Congressman Hancock says slick ads convinced the public to support Amendment Four.
Congressman Hancock's says Missourians are in for more taxes.
Impeached Sec. of State Moriarty decides not to run for her old job.
Hancock & Moriarty decide not to run in 1996
Congressman Mel Hancock says he will not run for Governor.
Welfare organization opposes governor's Aging Department plan.
State Auditor Margaret Kelly enters the governor's race & challenges Carnahan to a debate.
Margaret Kelly says she'll challenge Carnahan for the governor's seat.
Margaret Kelly challenged Carnahan to a debate over issues in the governor's race.
Margaret Kelly promises biggest tax cut in state history.
Gov. Mel Carnahan challenged U.S. Rep. Mel Hankock to run against him for Governor.
Columbia Senator Joe Mosely announces he won't run for re-election.
Mo. Democrats happy with Dole's primary victories.
The Senate GOP offers Dem. governor support on St. Louis Police Board.
Senate approves restrictions on taking lobbyist gifts.
Senate votes to limit gifts from lobbyists
Republican House members are trying to make the Education Department's standards subject to legislative approval.
Petition campaign launched against death penalty.
Senate delays vote on lobbyist gift ban.
Lawmaker pushes government ban on foreign languages.
Lobbyists say what they think of a bill before the house that would ban gifts to legislators.
Full-Time Phelps considers leaving Texas to run in Missouri.
Full-time Bill Phelps is coming back.
Senate puts aside lobby-gift ban.
House approves creating Department of Aging
Statewide voter registration system announced by secretary of state.
Lobbyist gift ban hits opposition in legislative committee.
Former House Speaker Bob Griffin resigns.
Federal budget dispute may hurt Missouri's economy.
House speaker to promote computer connections to House.
New House speaker endorses governor's legislative program.
Speaker Gaw calls for investigation of House travel expenditures
House speaker Steve Gaw proposed reforms to the Missouri House of Representatives in his opening address.
Republicans claim Carnahan is taking credit for their plan
Republicans accuse Democratic governor of sounding like a GOPer in his legislative program.
Senate GOP leader says Carnahan's plans came from the GOP.
Governor proposes sales tax cut, GOP charges it's politics.
Republicans attack governor's motivations for seeking a tax cut.
Profile on leadership style of Missouri's new House speaker.
New House speaker described as bright, mild-manner & a policy wonk.
Governor urges new speaker not to rush things.
The Legislative Black Caucus got exactly what it wanted out of the speaker race - a black pro tem.
Outgoing speaker says office should remain powerful.
House elects Steve Gaw as speaker.
Black wins highest legislative leadership job in Missouri history.
Black Caucus scores major victory in House with election of black to leadership.
Missouri has a woman as legislative floor leader for the first time.
Democratic speaker candidate gives up nomination.
House gaveled to adjournment despite GOP protests.
Black Caucus opposition forces Democratic speaker nominee to drop nomination.
House Black Caucus will not support Democratic speaker candidate because of rural background.
Democratic speaker candidate gives up his party's nomination.
Black Caucus helps defeat Democratic House Speaker candidate.
House defeats Democratic nominee for speaker.
Republicans blast speaker after House fails to elect a new speaker.
House failes to elect anybody as speaker.
State Auditor goes to court for higher tax refunds.
Governor vows to stay out of House leadership fight.
House blacks raising a long list of demands.
Preview of the major issues that have emerged for the 1996 legislative session.
Republicans get votes to oust House speaker.
House leadership stalemate drags on.
Democrats still cannot resolve their House leadership fight.
Columbia legislators express their opinions of the General Assembly's opening day.
Women lawmakers express confidence Democratic split with blacks wiill not jeopardize chances for electing a woman as majority leader.
House fails to elect new speaker after blacks refuse to support the Democratic candidate.
The House speaker pro tem offers up his job for unity among House Democrats.
Leake to meet with Legislative Black Caucus.
Black Caucus member says blacks want a top House leadership position.
House Democrats in disarray over speakership race.
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