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Capitol News

Welcome to the Missouri State Capitol News Bureau page! KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you the latest from Jefferson City. Visit our Capitol News Bureau where you'll find in-depth reports as well as links to helpful information about state government. And tune in to Jeff City Journal Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 12:30PM on Ozarks Public Televsion. Each week during the session, Missy Shelton talks with elected officials about important legislative issues.


On October 3rd, former U-S Secretary of Defense William Cohen will be in Springfield to talk about countering terrorism. He'll be the keynote speaker for the Public Affairs Convocation at Missouri State University. He'll speak October 3rd at 7P-M at Plaster Student Union. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently spoke with Cohen by phone and files this report.


Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is calling Attorney General Jay Nixon to stop blocking the partial sale of MOHELA from moving forward. Nixon says he's not responsible for stalling a proposal he says will hurt students. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


A House panel will be in Springfield Wednesday to take testimony on how lawmakers can reduce Medicaid fraud. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


A group supporting initiative petitions related to eminent domain and government spending lost in court Monday. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Two Springfield representatives will serve on a House interim committee that will try to broker a deal with senators to restore the state's ticket-to-work program, which provides healthcare to disabled Missourians who earn some income. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Under legislation that's been signed into law, dozens of school districts in Missouri will now have to report to the state whether or not they're providing students with an adequate education. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports


Governor Matt Blunt is touring the state this week to promote a new law requiring most Missouri gasoline to contain ten percent ethanol. The requirement takes effect January 1, 2008. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


House Majority Whip Roy Blunt was in Springfield today to announce how many seniors in his Southwest Missouri district signed up for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, known as Medicare Part D by the May 15th deadline. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


A state investment board in Missouri appears to be the first public board in the country to use an international fund that screens out companies with ties to terrorism. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.