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Missouri House passes federal gun law nullification measure

JEFFERSON CITY - Missourians would be able to sue federal agents for infringing on their Second Amendment rights in a measure passed by the House, Thursday April 3.

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Cards fans winning on drinks again this year at On the Run

    On the Run  is again getting serious about offering fans a chance to score a deal on its drinks when the St. Louis Cardinals win big. The entire day after the Cardinals score six or more runs in a game, On the Run patrons can celebrate with any offered size fountain, frozen or coffee drink for only 50 cents. Fans who are unsure if the Cards scored six can look for the Cardinals flag flying above any On the Run store.

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Gov. Nixon signs legislation protecting nursing mothers, encouraging healthy families

• Governor is joined by Rep. Rory Ellinger, sponsor of the legislation, at the signing of the bill in University City
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today signed House Bill 1320, which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families. The Governor signed the legislation at City Hall in University City, where he was joined by the bill’s sponsor state Rep. Rory Ellinger (D-University City).

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Educational leaders spoke in favor of Common Core

JEFFERSON CITY - In a Senate Education Committee hearing room that went into overflow, education leaders from across Missouri spoke against a bill that would stop the implementation of Common Core.

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Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather

• Governor urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared for severe weather
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado. The heavy rain associated with the severe weather has already led to several water rescues along flooded streams and rivers.  Another round of severe weather is forecast for much of the state today.
“With the continued significant risk of severe storms and flooding, I urge Missourians to closely monitor weather conditions, so they can take shelter or move to higher ground if needed,” Gov. Nixon said. “The state of Missouri will continue to work closely with local officials to help protect lives and property from these storms.”