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- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
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Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage
O'FALLON, Mo. -- A large crowd has turned out for a rally to support a bill that would require insurance companies to pick up more costs for autism care.
Organizers said about 2,000 people attended the rally Sunday afternoon at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon.
It brought together a diverse group that included former baseball star Darryl Strawberry, who now lives outside St. Louis and founded a not-for-profit to help autistic children.
Two members of the Missouri Senate -- Republicans Eric Schmitt and Scott Rupp -- also attended. Rupp and Schmitt argue that families should have better insurance coverage for treatment related to neurobiological disorders.