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Governor Matt Blunt delivered his State of the State Address Wednesday evening. Blunt revealed his budget priorities but as KSMU's Missy Shelton, he also laid out his legislative priorities.

This evening, Governor Matt Blunt will lay out his priorities for the legislative session in his State of the State Address. KSMU's Missy Shelton spoke with several legislators from Southwest Missouri about their priorities for the session and files this report.

Missouri's Governor Matt Blunt will give his State of the State Address Wednesday. During his speech, the governor will lay out his priorities for the legislative session. One of the issues Blunt has already identified as a top priority is an education proposal that has critics on both sides of the aisle. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Senate Democrats are attacking a new law that gives utility companies a way to recoup costs when they lose revenue on natural gas because consumers conserve energy. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Lloyd Young discusses the Community and Social Issues Institute.

Cindy Stephens talks with Gary Wright, a retired pediatrician about the USA Patriot Act.

The group "Citizens for Affordable Energy" unveiled its petition Thursday that would require City Utilities to wait at least four years before asking for another bond issue to fund a coal-fired power plant. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The Missouri General Assembly began its second regular session Wednesday. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports from Jefferson City, House leaders say they want to restore some of the cuts they made last year to Medicaid.

The Missouri Legislature begins its regular session today (January 4). KSMU's Missy Shelton is in Jefferson City. Here are some excerpts from a recent conversation she had with Missouri State University Political Science Professor George Connor about the upcoming session.

Mike Halliday is the Director of the Physical Therapy Clinic at Missouri State University.

Karla Trammell talks with Pat Reiser, President and CEO of the Family Violence Center about the connection between methamphetamine and domestic violence.

Paula Patterson talks about the Study Away Program at Missouri State University.

Rick Hopkins discusses First Night Springfield with Springfield Little Theatre Artistic Director Beth Domann.

Terry Allen iss the new Head Coach of the Missouri State Football Bears. Mike Smith has the story:

Terry Allen iss the new Head Coach of the Missouri State Football Bears. Mike Smith has the story:

Assistant Professor of Counseling Leslie Anderson talks about ways to reduce stress at family gatherings over the holiday season.

Here is the latest news from the young journalists at Rountree:

Kay Murnan talks with Springfield School Board Vice President Kris Callen about a proposal that would require school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their budgets on certain classroom expenditures.

The chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Republican Gary Nodler of Joplin says he's working on legislation that would require school districts to tell the state whether they're providing adequate local financial support. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Missouri State University and the U.S. Geological Survey have signed an agreement. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Jim Baker is the Vice President of Research and Development at Missouri State University.

Kay Murnan examines issued related to homelessness with her guest Bill Stalknaker, CEO of the Kitchen, Inc.

According to author Wayne Glenn, The Ozarks Greatest Hits; A Photo History of Music in the Ozarks, is aimed at preserving important people, places, and things related to Ozarks music through photographs taken from the 1800s into the 1970s.

Mike Smith recently talked with Glenn about the book and filed this report:

The Department of Health and Senior Services recommends families get together to make plans for emergencies during the holiday season. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.