Governor Jay Nixon (D) has vetoed legislation that would have given residential care centers two more years to install sprinkler systems.
In 2006, 10 residents were killed in a fire at a group home in Anderson that did not have a sprinkler system.
Another filibuster in the Missouri Senate may be brewing, this time over redistricting.
Majority Floor Leader Tom Dempsey (R, St. Charles) says he expects fellow GOP Senator Bill Stouffer (R, Napton) to try and block the redistricting map passed this week by the House, and possibly the Senate version as well.
Updated 5:40 p.m. Feb. 25, 2011.
A State Senator from rural western Missouri has announced he'll seek the Republican nomination for Secretary of State next year.
Bill Stouffer (R, Napton) was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.
He made an unsuccessful bid for Congress last year, losing the GOP nod to Vicky Hartzler in Missouri's 4th District. Hartzler later unseated incumbent Democrat Ike Skelton.
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