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July 19, 2019 - 10:22 am
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) - U.S. Representative Mike Bost wants to give Cahokia Mounds State Historic site national park status. Bost is the cosponsor of bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday to do just that. The Cahokia Mounds and Mississippian Culture National Historic Park would include...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
By JOHN O'CONNOR/AP Political Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than...
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June 17, 2019 - 8:37 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A bill dubbed the "Jedi Disposal Act'' could soon make Missouri the first state to allow outdoor cremations. The bill would allow licensed funeral directors to organize outdoor cremations at licensed crematoriums or private sites that have permits, The Kansas City Star...
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April 15, 2019 - 10:52 am
(KMOX) - Artists might want to begin designing a new layout for the stars on the American flag as politicians in Illinois propose turning the Windy City into the 51st state. The group of Republican lawmakers signing onto HR0101 feel Chicago and the state are at odds with each other when it comes to...
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April 10, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A member of the Satanic Temple in Missouri is challenging a state law that requires women seeking an abortion to wait three days, saying that it violates the member's religious freedom. The Satanic Temple doesn't believe in a literal Satan but sees the biblical Satan as a metaphor...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are considering enacting a ban on discrimination against unvaccinated children. The Missouri bill reviewed Monday in a House committee would prohibit discrimination in daycares, doctors' offices and public schools if children have legal exemptions to...
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March 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators on Thursday passed legislation to make it harder to impeach top officials, less than a year after former Gov. Eric Greitens resigned in the face of potential impeachment. The proposal, sent to the House on a 25-8 vote, would limit criteria for...
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March 28, 2019 - 8:25 am
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has signed a bill that would make it illegal for a person to have sex with an animal in the state. The bill defines the illegal interaction as "any act committed between a person and an animal for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, abuse or financial...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House lawmakers have passed legislation to allow public schools to offer elective social studies classes on the Bible. The Republican-led House voted 95-52 to pass the bill Monday. Some critics argued that public K-12 schools can already teach about the Bible and...
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February 04, 2019 - 3:54 pm
The bill introduced in the state senate wants to eventually do away with all cigarette smoking in the state.
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