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A study released by City Utilities last month recommends programs the city can implement to reduce energy demand. Recently, KSMU talked with C-U about the study and now hears what Citizens for Clean Energy has to say. KSMU's Christy Hendricks Reports.

Republican Governor Matt Blunt announced today that he's banning employees in his office from taking gifts, meals and trips from lobbyists. The new policy is not an outright ban...It includes a list of exemptions. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, the governor's office unveiled the new policy amid press reports of a federal investigation into driver's license fee office contracts.

The Missouri House approved legislation requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The conference committee has a compromise spending plan for the proceeds from the proposed sale of MOHELA assets. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

A new state audit shows the state doesn't follow its own policies for monitoring offenders who are on probation and parole. The audit looked at cases from Springfield, St Louis, Kansas City, Moberly, and Cape Girardeau. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Lawmakers sent their version of the state's 20 point 8 billion dollar operating budget to the governor today (Wednesday). KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The Missouri House and Senate on Tuesday approved most of the state's operating budget, sending it on to the governor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Lawmakers nearly finished their work Tuesday on the state's $20.8 billion operating budget. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

With information about Missouri State University and the IBM Academic Initiative, we hear from Computer and Information Systems Professor Mike Hignite.

In the early morning hours Tuesday, the Missouri Senate approved a plan for spending proceeds from the partial sale of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority or MOHELA. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Backers of an initiative petition that would amend the constitution to include the protection of early stem cell research turned in more than 288 thousand signatures Monday. That's far more than the roughly 150 thousand signatures needed to get the issue on the November ballot. U-S Senator Jim Talent, a Republican announced his opposition to the proposal. Until Monday, he had refused to state his position. His likely democratic opponent, Missouri Auditor Claire McCaskill indicated her support for the proposal some time ago. KSMU's Missy Shelton is in Jefferson City and got reaction from state lawmakers to the petition being turned in to the Secretary of State office.

The architectural firm of Ellerbe Becket has been hired to conduct the programming phase of the JQH Arena. The decision was approved today (May 1) by the Missouri State University Board of Governors. Mike Smith has the Story:

Rick Hopkins talks about the Medicaid program with Brooks Miller, executive director of the Jordan Valley Community Health Center.

Randy Stewart, host of "Arts News" on KSMU, was awarded the 2006 individual "Ozzie" by the Springfield Regional Arts Council at a "Black Tie Optional" banquet April 28th. Mike Smith has the story:

Students at Missouri State University are trying out a new standardized test designed to assess their "digital literacy." The test is being developed by the same company that developed the S-A-T. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

If you're interested in stargazing, you'll have a chance to gaze skyward using some high powered telescopes as part of NASA Observing Night May 5th. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Greene County is creating a database of cave maps for first responders. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

It will still be home to the Ozark Empire Fair, but it's not the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds anymore. Mike Smith files this report:

The Springfield Greene County Department of Health is working to inform the public about a new breed-specific dog ordinance passed by Springfield City Council April 17th. Mike Smith has the story:

Governor Matt Blunt says requiring most gasoline in the state to contain 10% ethanol is good for the environment. Blunt made the statement to reporters one day after the Senate approved the ethanol mandate. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

A Senate Committee voted unanimously to advance legislation that would make it more difficult for developers to take private land using eminent domain. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would require gasoline in Missouri to contain 10 percent ethanol. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.

On Tuesday, the Missouri House gave first round approval on a near party line vote to legislation that would place restrictions on who can teach sex education. The bill also would require parents to give permission for their children to take sex education classes. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City.

The fifth grade reporters at Rountree Elementary visited the KSMU studio April 25th and recorded this edition of the Rountree News Update.