Happy Truman Day! Top headlines this Friday morning
- House GOP use majority muscle to pass
ethicsbill over Democratic objections
- Major step taken in Autism insurance legislation
- Last-ditch tax credit reform package
- Tour of Missouri Funding Cut: Springfield Says It Didn't Boost Local Revenue
The House Circus
- Wide-ranging ethics bill approved [Tribune]
The Republican-controlled House on Thursday rejected an ethics reform bill that had been passed by its government accountability committee and instead passed another bill that contained ethics reforms but also contained a number of other unrelated provisions.
- Watered-down ethics reform advances in General Assembly [Star]
The Missouri House on Thursday passed a watered-down and politically divisive version of ethics reform legislation, advancing it to the Senate but eroding what was once strong bipartisan support for reform.
- Rep. Paul LeVota: Republican Bill a "sham" [Show Me Progress]
- House GOP use majority muscle to pass ethics bill over Democratic objections [Missourinet]
- House-approved ethics bill mandates photo IDs at the polls, curbs powers of Nixon, Carnahan [Beacon]
- Missouri House limits debate, passes crowded ethics bill; Bipartisanship is out as GOP fast-tracks the crowded election reform measure. [Post-Dispatch]
- Bill's language raises questions [News-Leader]
Tax Credit Reform
- Last-ditch tax credit reform package [Missourinet]
With only five days left in this legislative session, lawmakers finally have a specific proposal in front of them for dealing with one of the state’s most important financial issues.
- Gov. Nixon, Republicans retool tax credit proposal [Post-Dispatch]
- Major step taken in Autism insurance legislation [Missourinet]
The Senate approved an autism insurance bill that it hopes is ready for quick passage by the House. Sen. Rupp says the bill incorporates compromises worked out with the House and with the insurance industry.
- Missouri Senate passes autism spectrum bill [News-Press]
- Missouri Senate passes autism bill [Missourian]
Tour of Missouri
- Tour of Missouri Funding Cut: Springfield Says It Didn't Boost Local Revenue [KSPR]
- Budget uncertainties could sink Tour of Missouri bike race [Star]
- 2010 Tour of Missouri organizers may put brakes on event without state funding [Democrat]
- Tour of Missouri once again in doubt as state funding stalls [AP]
- Missouri Senate strives to avoid two letters that spell 'nuclear option' [Post-Dispatch]
The most important letters in the final days of the Missouri legislative session are these: P and Q.
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