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Meghan Maskery

Meghan Maskery

Meghan Maskery covered cops and courts at the Missourian before joining the Jefferson City bureau where she reports on crime bills. She is also a producer for Global Journalist, a weekly international news analysis program broadcast on National Public Radio in mid-Missouri.


Stories by Meghan Maskery include:

4/ 4/2006: Newspaper Story - Legislative wrangling over how to spend the $450 million expected from the sale of college loans continues to raise questions over whether the funds will even be available.
  • 9/26/2006: Radio Story - The governor sent his college loan sale back to state lawmakers who failed to reach agreement on the plan during the past legislative session. This latest announcement creates another hurtle for the governor's plan that has faced many since it was first proposed in January.
  • 9/21/2006: Radio Story - Opponents and proponents of the stem cell ballot fight for voters through an ad campaign battle.
  • 9/19/2006: Radio Story - Bag pipes often are used to set the tone for a somber occasion. They were used in Missouri this month -- just after the legislature's veto session. The occasion, was a retirement and remeberance cermoney marked by the departure of the legislature's longest serving current member.
  • 9/12/2006: Radio Story - For the first time in more than two decades, Missouri lawmakers won't have any non-budget vetoes to discuss Wednesday at the legislature's annual veto session. Meghan Maskery has the story from Jefferson City.
  • 5/13/2006: Newspaper Story - Rifts among the Senate, House and the governor emerged in the final hours of the legislative session.
  • 5/13/2006: Newspaper Story - The pope released his first encyclical in Janurary with a clear line drawn between Church and state
  • 5/11/2006: Newspaper Story - The Senate and the House passed tougher sex offender legislation.
  • 5/ 4/2006: Newspaper Story - A bill that would cut into the budgets of public higher education institutions has been tied to the MOHELA spending plan.
  • 5/ 2/2006: Newspaper Story - The Senate gave its approval Tuesday to a House bill that oultines how the state should spend proceeds from a sale of college loans.
  • 5/ 2/2006: Newspaper Story - Obstacles to the plan remain as the legislative session nears its end
  • 4/27/2006: Newspaper Story - A proposal to cap state funding for colleges and universities at 2002 levels remains alive as the legislature enters the last two weeks of the session.
  • 4/27/2006: Newspaper Story - A proposal to cap state funding for colleges and universities at 2002 levels remains alive as the legislature enters the last two weeks of the session.
  • 4/22/2006: Newspaper Story - Legislators both in support and opposed the sale of student loans have questioned the legality of the proposal
  • 4/18/2006: Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Budget Committee drops a proposal to use college loan sale profits to help finance a prison.
  • 4/13/2006: Newspaper Story - Lobbyist issues have gotten special attention in the past several months.
  • 4/11/2006: Newspaper Story - Pharmacists converged on the capitol steps to blast the new Medicare prescription drug program hours after President George Bush promoted the plan a few blocks away.
  • 3/30/2006: Newspaper Story - National and local prosecuting attorneys say that broad minimum sentences can result in more offenders on the streets
  • 3/28/2006: Newspaper Story - More than a hundred men and women came to the Capitol for a rally and to talk to legislators.
  • 3/14/2006: Newspaper Story - Missouri's governor won a key test vote on his plans to sell a portion of the state's college loan program.
  • 3/11/2006: Newspaper Story - The MOHELA board of directors said they have not finalized plans for a sale at a public meeting.
  • 3/ 7/2006: Newspaper Story - A bill that combines several sex offender laws passed through the Senate on Tuesday and will now proceed to the House.
  • 2/28/2006: Newspaper Story - Rep. Kathlyn Fares, R-St. Louis County has proposed a bill to make the chanterelle, not the morel, the state's official mushroom.
  • 2/28/2006: Radio Story - A state representative has proposed that the chanterelle be named the state's official mushroom.
  • 2/23/2006: Newspaper Story - Senate President Pro Tem Mike Gibbons, R-St. Louis County has sponsored a bill to compensate former inmates exonerated by DNA evidence.
  • 2/21/2006: Newspaper Story - Sens. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, and Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, have filed similar bills that would protect reporters from having to disclose their sources in court.
  • 2/ 9/2006: Newspaper Story - Sen. Chuck Graham was released from St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City where he was being treated for a staph infection
  • 2/ 8/2006: Newspaper Story - One of the companies cited as a possible buyer of the assets MOHELA is selling has been targeted by national criticism for its predatory lending practices.
  • 2/ 7/2006: Newspaper Story - Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City on Monday for treatment of a staph infection on his leg. He is expected to be released Wednesday.
  • 1/31/2006: Newspaper Story - Missouri's college loan board voted to pursue sale of some of its assets without legislative approval.
  • 1/26/2006: Newspaper Story - The Governor's plan to sell the state's student loan program to a private company has set off a flurry of questions about the benefits and problems of such a sale.
  • 1/24/2006: Newspaper Story - A leading conservative in Missouri's legislature warns lawmakers about going too far in throwing the book at sex offenders.