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Missouri lawmakers open their annual session Wednesday with some different priorities than those of Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that would require education officials to seek grants and donations to help children with special needs such as autism.

Financial resources could be devoted to scholarships or clinical trials for behavioral interventions. Scholarships could be used to help students attend a public school outside the student's home district or a private school.

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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is hitting the road, planning to visit 20 cities this week to speak with voters and community leaders about the upcoming legislative session.

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Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year’s legislative session, which begins January 4th.

Newscast for December 1, 2011

Dec 1, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri adds "virtual grocery store" to its website.
  • Columbia remembers HIV victims with World AIDS Day
  • True/False Film Festival Receives $20,000 Grant from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • First day for pre-filing legislative session bills in Missouri