From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Melissa Miller include:
- 5/ 6/1999: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers sent a bill to the governor that makes it harder for Planned Parenthood to receive state family planning funds.
- 4/22/1999: Newspaper Story - Massive crime bill passes the House with a vote of 103 to 52. Now it goes to the Senate where it will likely be modified. Includes provisions to increase hold-time, exempt the mentally retarded from the death penalty, and creates new crimes such as identity theft.
- 4/20/1999: Newspaper Story - Senate passed a bill requireing local law enforcement agencies to report the amounts of criminal forfeitures going to the federal government instead of the state courts.
- 4/13/1999: Newspaper Story - Thirteen bills were combined into one including measures to exempt the mentally retarded from the death penalty and make identity theft a crime.
- 4/ 8/1999: Newspaper Story - Any handgun, defined as having a barrel under 16 inches, could be concealed and carried under proposition B. This includes semiautomatic weapons such as the uzi pistol.
- 3/31/1999: Newspaper Story - Out-of-state funds dominate campaign contributions for the concealed weapons ballot issue.
- 3/ 9/1999: Newspaper Story - Law enforcement has been using a federal statute to keep money for themselves the state constitution says should go to education.
- 3/ 5/1999: Newspaper Story - Missouri's secretary of state announces she won't run for relection, the House speaker promptly announces his candidacy.
- 3/ 2/1999: Newspaper Story - Ballots for the April election are usually printed by this time. A court battle over the wording of the concealed weapons proposition leaves county clerks and voters hanging in the balance.
- 2/23/1999: Newspaper Story - Under Sen. Ted House's bill, porn victims would be able to bring civil action against porn manufactures, producers, and wholesale distributors
- 2/18/1999: Newspaper Story - The House Criminal Law Cimmittee approved Thursday a ban on partial-birth abortion similar to what the governor vetoed two years ago.
- 2/11/1999: Newspaper Story - Gov. Carnahan has issued an executive order to state agencies to increase pork consumption in a effort help hog farmers, who have fallen on tough economic times.
- 2/ 9/1999: Newspaper Story - Last year 40,000 people were victims of identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation. Missouri Legislators have proposed four new bills in response to victims' lobbying.
- 1/27/1999: Newspaper Story - A bill tht would publish regestered sex offender information on the Internet has been sponsored in the Missouri House.
- 1/19/1999: Newspaper Story - The Democrat's font-runner for governor in 2000 found himself under partisan attack Tuesday for announcing extension of a farm-loan program. The conference was Holden's first in the statehouse in more than a year.
- 1/14/1999: Newspaper Story - From contraception to tax cuts, there is a wide range of issues presented by women legislators at rally Thursday.
- 1/12/1999: Newspaper Story - House Democrats backed off a plan to strip Republicans of the right to name their own members to committees.
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