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Newspaper Story - The legislature gave final approval to a desegregation bill proponents hope will end two decades of court-ordered payments to the St. Louis and Kansas City school districts.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri General Assembly adjourned for the year. Highlights of bills it passed.
Newspaper Story - Ex-convicts teaching in Missouri schools would lose their certificates under a bill passed Wednesday by the Missouri House.
Newspaper Story - The House passed the higher education appropriations bill, which included funds for UM. The four-campus system got less than the House wanted, but still nine percent more than last year.
Newspaper Story - Student curators could attend closed-door board meetings under an amendment offered by Sen. Ken Jacob and passed by the Senate.
Newspaper Story - Two of the governor's bills for children clear major hurdles in the legislature.
Newspaper Story - A bill to switch Missouri to a presidential primary state is running into trouble.
Newspaper Story - The Clinton administration approved a request by Gov. Mel Carnahan to expand Medicaid coverage to families with incomes up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
Newspaper Story - The House approves putting the concealed weapons issue on the state ballot.
Newspaper Story - Democrats fended off Republican attempts to separate desegregation money for St. Louis and Kansas City in the desegregation bill that passed the House Education Committee.
Newspaper Story - Impostors hired by students to take their college entrance exams for them could be found guilty of a misdemeanor under an amendment passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wendesday voted to go with Gov. Carnahan's budget for the university, taking away the $2.6 million increase the House had proposed.
Newspaper Story - Constitutional Amendment 3 would allow the Kansas City school board to raise the school levy without a vote of the Kansas City residents.
Newspaper Story - A plan to entice a settlement in the St. Louis desegregation case is approved by the Senate.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee heard testimony on a bill to create a faculty representative and allow that member and the student representative to sit in on closed-door curators' meetings.
Newspaper Story - Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson dropped out of the 2000 governor's race, but declined to say whether he's out of politics for good.
Newspaper Story - The "Chuck Caucus" is lobbying its fellow legislators to name the woodchuck as state marmot.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee passed a bill that would allow charter schools to be established in any school district in the state.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a nonvoting faculty member on the governing boards of public 4-year colleges and universities.
Newspaper Story - The House Education Committee passed a bill to allow charter schools in St. Louis and Kansas City, rejecting an attempt to lift education regulations for all school districts.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Elections Committee passed a bill that would switch Missouri to a presidential primary system.
Newspaper Story - Witnesses testify for and against making Missouri the 31st state with charter school legislation on its books.
Election reformers presented a plan to lawmakers this week that would give candidates public money to run for the statehouse.
Newspaper Story - MU's President Manuel Pacheco told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the university has lost its place as a top-tier reserach university.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee reverses itself and passes a school-desegregation funding bill, after tacking on extra funds for non-city schools.
Newspaper Story - The same day a bill to fund daycare programs at public schools, opposition stalled action on a similar measure in Senate committee.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chuck Graham's appearance on NBC's Today Show has been postponed because of network scheduling conflicts. The show hopes to get Graham on TV next week to discuss his organ donation bill.
Newspaper Story - A controversial $1,000 extra in funding for pupils in the St. Louis and Kansas City schools plus the governor's invisibility on the desegregation issue helped contribute to the bill's defeat.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee voted to increase funding for the University of Missouri system above what Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed in his budget.
Newspaper Story - A House committee cuts the governor's proposed funding for software to keep Internet porn away from school children.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee is expected to vote on the governor's proposed budget for U.M. The proposed increase is one of the biggest in recent memory.
Newspaper Story - Appeals by the St. Louis school desegregation settlement coordinator fails to budget rural opposition to the desegregtion bill.
Newspaper Story - A Senate committee on Feb. 2 passed by a narrow margin a bill that allows student curators to attend closed board meetings.
Newspaper Story - Suburban school superintendents whose districts don't get any desegregation funds told the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday that their schools needs attention, too.
Newspaper Story - Misssouri's Secretary of State endorsed a presidential primary for the state at a legislative committee hearing.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Board of Curators student representative should sit in on closed meetings, said Sen. Ken Jacob, D-Columbia.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers were told by a federal court mediator that the state will have to spend more money to end court-ordered school desegregation.
Newspaper Story - Sarah Welch of Ladue was appointed as the student representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Carnahan announced the appointment January 22.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed increasing the University of Missouri's funding for fiscal year 1999, and introduced a new scholarship that could mean as much as $1,500 for students at post-secondary institutions.
Newspaper Story - Legislators today (1/20) told state utility regulators to retain toll-free calls for rural regions.
Newspaper Story - The University of Missouri's new president has determined the institution acted properly in dealing with the 1996 candidacy of Rep. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, when he first ran for the Missouri House while still an employee of the university.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Supreme Court chief justice asks lawmakers for money to hire more clerks.
Newspaper Story - Power to choose the people who set Missouri's secondary education agenda would shift from the governor to the voters under a plan presented by Missouri House Republicans.
Newspaper Story - The sign of the devil leads one lawmaker to kill his own bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri has more than 50 auto specialty plates, that generated $143,000 for the state.
Newspaper Story - Computer software snafus are slowing down the state's plan to require lobbyists and special interest groups to file their reports electronically, instead of on paper.
Newspaper Story - Speaker Steve Gaw and Sen. President Pro Tem Bill McKenna outlined their legislative priorities for 1998 on the first day of the session.
Newspaper Story - The economy and lawsuits will be among the top issues for Missouri's 1998 legislative session.
Newspaper Story - The governor offers supportive words for a legislative plan to give the St. Louis mayor more power over the city school system.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers search for a way to get the federal courts out of St. Louis and Kansas City schools.
Radio Story - St. Louis city lawmakers call for abolishing their city's school board.
Newspaper Story - Democrats help build houses for the low income.
Newspaper Story - Health coverage requirement stripped from the legislature's tax-break, economic development bill.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Insurance Department reports there are more than 250,000 uninsured vehicles in the state.
Newspaper Story - The governor adds partial-birth abortion to the legislature's special session.
Newspaper Story - Democrats ask Sen. Bond to clarify his professional relationship with Don Sipple, a top GOP media consultant.
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