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MO. House Committee introduced to hemp bill

JEFFERSON CITY - A House committee received testimony Tuesday, April 8, for a bill that would allow hemp to be grown in Missouri for medical use.

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Missouri legislators approve meausre that allows the state to create new academic performance standards

JEFFERSON CITY -The state board of education would be required to develop and recommend new academic performance standards in place of the federal Common Core standards under a measure approved by the Missouri House.

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Pro-choice Missourians rally outside the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY - From young girls to elderly men, hundreds of individuals from all walks of life were present for a Rally on Women's Lives to protest legislative proposals to restrict abortion rights. 

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During address to renewable energy conference, Gov. Nixon announces launch of comprehensive energy plan

• Initiative will engage stakeholders across Missouri to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the state
COLUMBIA, Mo. – During an address to an annual renewable energy conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Energy will lead a statewide initiative to develop a comprehensive energy plan for the state.  In public meetings across the state, the initiative will solicit input from energy stakeholders including consumers, businesses, public utilities, renewable energy companies, academic researchers and environmental advocates.

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Missouri House sends "paycheck protection" bill to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY - Despite opposition from a chunk of 20 Republicans, the house passed a bill referred to by supporters as "paycheck protection" for public employees.

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