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Newspaper Story - The special session called by the governor to discuss unpassed anti-abortion issue illustrated a split in the Republican majority--fiscal versus social conservatives.
Newspaper Story - The Senate approved the final version of the school foundation formula early Thursday morning with the House following suit early that afternoon.
Newspaper Story - The House passed a proposal Wednesday morning to overhaul the school funding formula after debating for more than 10 hours
Newspaper Story - Completing its work one day early, the legislature approved a $19.2 billion budget that cuts more than 90,000 people from Medicaid while increasing funding to the foundation formula by $113 million
Newspaper Story - Blunt's foundation formula proposal drew the support of many suburban legislators who voted against the initial proposal at the expense of rural lawmakers.
Newspaper Story - The budget conference committee restored House appropriations to higher education while curtailing the Medicaid program.
Newspaper Story - A House committee rejected the proposal to change the state's foundation formula on a 14-9 vote.
Newspaper Story - The Senate gave final approval to a $40 million cut from the operating budgets of the state's public colleges and universities.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee's 5 percent cut to higher education permitted it to reduce some of the Medicaid cuts in the House budget.
Newspaper Story - A proposed constitutional amendment to limit increases to the state budget was approved by the House Budget Committee.
Newspaper Story - A Senate filibuster stopped a bill to allow motorcyclists to choose to wear helmets while the House gave final approval to the state budget.
Newspaper Story - Debating until nearly midnight, the Senate approved a new school foundation formula with a price tag of more than $650 million, if fully-funded.
Newspaper Story - The House passed the Senate's version of a bill that would cut 89,000 people off Medicaid.
Newspaper Story - University officials said a proposed to change to how higher education is funded could hurt colleges.
Newspaper Story - With only five weeks until it is due, the first draft of the state budget includes cuts to social services and increases to K-12 education.
Newspaper Story - Following a passionate debate in which Democratic senators questioned the morality of Republicans voting in favor of bill to cut people off Medicaid, the Senate gave final approval to the bill.
Newspaper Story - The Senate voted along party lines to add an amendment that would end the state Medicaid program in 2008.
Newspaper Story - A bill that would tighten eligibility to workers' compensation, which some opponents are calling a "hidden tax" is set for a conference committee.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Matt Blunt's hand-picked commission to increase efficiency met for the first time Tuesday morning.
Newspaper Story - The Senate-House joint committee passed its version of a new school foundation formula
Newspaper Story - Hoouse Democrats pushed for a change in fee office contracts to competitive bidding.
Newspaper Story - After an exhaustive legislative battle, the House passed a bill to re-name Southwest Missouri State University as Missouri State University.
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a proposal to fix the foundation formula delayed the vote by at least a week
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a proposed fix to the formula used to distribute state money to local schools delayed the vote until next week.
Newspaper Story - A joint Senate-House committee expected to vote on a fix to the formula used to distribute state money delayed the vote until next week.
Newspaper Story - A House committee passed along a partisan line a bill that would limit the workers' compensation program.
Newspaper Story - Following a contentious House Higher Education Committee hearing on a bill to rename Southwest Missouri State University as Missouri State University, the committee voted 10-1 to send the measure to the House floor.
Newspaper Story - After several days of debate, the House overwhelmingly gave final approval to a bill that would restrict lawsuit venue while capping punitive damages.
Newspaper Story - Three Republican senators proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit the courts from considering cases involving state appropriations.
Newspaper Story - With the exception of Sen. Victor Callahan, D-Jackson, all the Democrats voted against the bill due to concerns that it unfairly targets workers.
Newspaper Story - The House spent much of Tuesday debating a bill that would have a profound impact on the civil liability system. Among the changes, the bill would cap punative damages and restrict venue.
Newspaper Story - Opponents argue a worker's compensation bill is favors insurance companies at the expense of workers.
Newspaper Story - After discussions involving a handful of senators, a bill that would tighten requirements for eligibility in the state worker's compensation program will likely see floor debate on Wednesday and Thursday.
Newspaper Story - House creates second committee to fix Foundation formula. Democratic leaders have argued that there are too many committees working on the issue now.
Newspaper Story - The Senate voted unanimously to remove its $50 limit on lobbyist gifts. A measure to permit laptops from the chamber was defeated.
Newspaper Story - The Senate voted to remove its $50 cap on gifts senators can receive from lobbyists. The Senate also voted to continue its ban on lap-tops from the chamber.
Newspaper Story - Despite a campaign not to reduce Medicaid eligibility, Blunt called for a budget that would cut the benefits for 110,000 Missourians.
Newspaper Story - Doyle Childers, a moderate Republican, was selected to head the Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday.
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