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Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school

A Potosi teacher recently told students “they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school,” state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue

Bill focused on children in post-secondary school

State Children’s Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

Appeals court sides with Cole County Commission

Assessor loses bid for control of funds

The Cole County Commission, not the assessor, controls how money in the Assessment Fund can be spent, a three-judge appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

Nixon: Tax cuts bill spells disaster

Gov. Jay Nixon promised Tuesday afternoon to veto a tax cut bill lawmakers sent him last week.

Missouri Senate readies for transportation tax debate

Bills should come up in next couple of weeks

After taking testimony on both bills Wednesday morning, a Missouri Senate panel last Thursday recommended the full Senate pass two proposed constitutional amendments to pay for transportation improvements around the state.

Hearings set in Noranda complaint cases about Ameren

Missouri’s Public Service Commission has set the hearing schedules in two complaint cases filed Feb. 12 by Noranda Aluminum Inc. and a number of individual customers against Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest electricity provider.

Lincoln raising room and board fees for students

Curators approve several changes, OK upgrades at buildings

Lincoln University students will pay more for room and board next year, curators voted Thursday.

LU honors outstanding students

LU presented 282 awards to students during the convocation, with some students winning several honors.

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

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Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea

Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

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