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Skelton bows out of State Senate race

COLUMBIA Mo. (KMIZ) Democrat Michela Skelton announced Friday that she will no longer seek to represent Missouri’s 19th Senate District. The Columbia attorney originally announced her candidacy August 22. The 19th Senate District seat is currently filled by Republican Sen. Caleb Rowden, who serves as the chamber’s majority floor leader.

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State approves medical marijuana testing labs in Fayette, Kingdom City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The state health department approved business licenses for two mid-Missouri facilities to test medical marijuana products. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offered licenses to ClearWater Sciences, LLC of Kingdom City and Inovatia AgriTesting Services of Fayette. They make up two of the ten facilities offered business licenses to

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State Board of Education ironing out legislative plans

The State Board of Education discussed legislative priorities for the next session. Increases to teachers’ salaries dominated the conversation in Tuesday’s meeting. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a “Missouri Teacher Table” to establish a teacher salary proposal. They reported the results Tuesday. The proposal would increase the salary of all Missouri teachers

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Missouri House Committee on Gaming hears from industry officials about sports betting industry

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) A representative for Major League Baseball made an appearance at Thursday’s Missouri House Committee on Gaming hearing. Jeremy Kudon of MLB was in Jefferson City for Thursday’s hearing which began at noon. The MLB is projected to make $1.106 billion from legal sports betting, according to a Nielsen report commissioned by

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U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler at women in agriculture event

Hartzler calls impeachment proceedings a ‘sham’ after House passes new rules

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on Friday called the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump a “sham” and “waste of time.” Hartzler, a Harrisonville Republican who represents Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, was in Columbia speaking at a women in agriculture conference. The House voted this week to pass new rules governing the impeachment

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