From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by David Bryan include:
- 5/17/2003: Newspaper Story - Despite losing some key bills on their agenda, business groups said they are satisfied with the turnout of the first Republican Legislature in more than fifty years.
- 5/13/2003: Newspaper Story - With three days left in the session, the Republican leaders said they were disapointed that the governor has not indicated whether he will call a special session.
- 5/ 8/2003: Newspaper Story - A conference held Wednesday to discuss the state budget consisted only of white males. Sen. Mary Bland, D-Jackson County, and others said this was done intentionally.
- 4/29/2003: Newspaper Story - In response to the shrinking space for new inmates, a measure that would decrease prison sentences for "non-violent" offenders came before a House committee Tuesday.
- 4/25/2003: Newspaper Story - The senate debated a bill thursday that would restrict workers' compensation. Some it would improve Missouri's business climate, while others say it would keep some injured workers from receiving benefits.
- 4/17/2003: Newspaper Story - While some telecommunications companies await action by the Federal Communication Commission, the House passed a meaure Thursday deregulating high-speed Internet access provided by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (SBC).
- 4/15/2003: Newspaper Story - Missouri lost more jobs last year than any other state, a statistic that the Missouri Chamber of Commerce said is cause for a state of emergency. But some say other economic indicators show Missouri's economy is not a cause for concern.
- 4/ 1/2003: Newspaper Story - The senate Ways and Means Committee passed a bill that would allow video gambling machines to operate in secured establishments such as bars and truck stops. Revenue from the machines would be placed into a trust fund for higher education.
- 3/18/2003: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers who are reservists in the Armed Forces said they will not hesitate to postpone their duties at the Capitol if called to active duty in support of a war with Iraq.
- 3/11/2003: Newspaper Story - Missouri's House gives first found approval to an anti-spam bill.
- 2/27/2003: Newspaper Story - Missouri's House Speaker said she is considering subpoening administration officials to investigate possible threats to fire state department employees for discussing budget ideas with legislators.
- 2/26/2003: Newspaper Story - The Senate voted Tuesday to prohibit St. Louis and other city and state governments from suing gun manufacturers due to negligent sales and distribution.
- 2/20/2003: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers and businesses owners are blaming high workers' compensation costs for job loss, but some say restricting workers' compensation claims will only hurt workers.
- 2/11/2003: Newspaper Story - Internet service providers urged lawmakers to reject a plan that would exempt Southwestern Bell's Internet service from state regulation.
- 2/ 4/2003: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are taking measures to reduce health insurance costs by looking into which state mandates should be kept, omitted or changed.
- 1/28/2003: Newspaper Story - Missouri's Education Department Commissioner predicted that the education budget cuts proposed by the governor could force cuts in school personnel.
- 1/23/2003: Newspaper Story - In a nearly unanimous vote, Missouri lawmakers rejected a proposal to raise salary caps for themselves and other state elected officials Thursday.
But the vote was largely symbolic. Even if the proposal had passed, funding for higher caps would have required a separate bill.