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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Ron Richard
The Senate Majority Leader says legislation to extend Missouri's abortion waiting period will be debated this week.
The Missouri Senate passed legislation Thursday that would change requirements for students in unaccredited schools to transfer to better performing schools.
An effort to nullify federal gun control laws and jail any federal agents trying to enforce them cleared the Missouri Senate Thursday, but a court challenge and another potential veto by Gov. Jay Nixon could ultimately block the legislation even if the House approves it again.
The Missouri Senate has delayed a debate on tax cuts while negotiations continue with Gov. Jay Nixon's office.
Even in a state known for its colorful political contests, the battle between two incumbent Republicans in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District may go down as one of the nastiest ever.
"I'm for life and not death," said Richard, R-Joplin. "It's important to me."
Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard said after the debate that he would be willing to employ a seldom-used procedural move to shut off debate and force a Senate vote on the legislation.