- Missouri Legislature OKs easing employer tip tax duties Updated: May-05-15 6:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A measure restaurant owners say is needed because of Missouri Department of Revenue attempts to collect more tax on cash tips is now headed to the governor.
- Missouri House OKs bonding plan for state building repairs Updated: May-04-15 11:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House has approved a plan to use bonds to repair the Capitol and other state-owned buildings.
- Missouri lawmakers disagree on murder sentences for minors Updated: May-04-15 10:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers disagree over how long minors convicted of first-degree murder should have to spend in prison, with a House panel on Monday advancing a proposal that would end the state's mandatory life without parole sentences by offering an alternative sentence of 25 to 40 years.
- Missouri Senate roll call on override of welfare limit cuts Updated: May-04-15 7:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 25-9 roll call vote Monday by which the Missouri Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months. The measure also needs a two-thirds vote in the House to override the governor's veto.
- Missouri Senate votes to override veto of welfare limits Updated: May-04-15 7:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.
- Missouri House approves reducing, simplifying business fees Updated: May-04-15 5:04 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A proposal from Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander to reduce fees charged to businesses is headed to the Senate.
- Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding Updated: Apr-30-15 8:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate on Thursday revived a plan to boost road funding, voting to back a measure that would raise diesel and gasoline taxes in an attempt to lessen an anticipated transportation funding shortfall.
- Missouri Senate roll call vote on gas tax for road funding Updated: Apr-30-15 4:40 pm
The 18-13 roll call vote Thursday by which the Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a measure that would increase the diesel fuel tax by 3.5 cents a gallon and the tax on other gasoline by 1.5 cents.
- Missouri lawmakers near agreement on student transfer bill Updated: Apr-30-15 4:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legislative negotiators are close to a consensus on how to fix issues with Missouri's flawed student transfer system.
- Missouri House approves expansion of 'castle doctrine' Updated: Apr-30-15 1:21 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A guest invited to stay at someone's home in Missouri would have a legal defense for using deadly force against an intruder under a measure approved by the House.
- Missouri Senate OKs new fund for tobacco, alcohol agency Updated: Apr-30-15 7:34 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has passed a measure that would create a dedicated fund to help pay for state alcohol and tobacco enforcement efforts.
- Missouri Legislature OKs expanded rights for military voters Updated: Apr-29-15 11:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Military voters returning from service would have a longer window to register to vote in Missouri elections under a measure headed to the governor's desk.
- Missouri House endorses bond funding for new veterans home Updated: Apr-29-15 7:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A plan to use up to $50 million in bonds to fund a new home for veterans in Missouri may head to Missouri voters to decide.
- Missouri bill passes for child-proof seal for some nicotine Updated: Apr-29-15 1:22 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have passed a bill to require child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
- Missouri House OKs utility tax exemption for food production Updated: Apr-29-15 6:38 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A measure that would exempt electricity and other utilities used to make food at restaurants, grocery stores and bakeries from sales tax is moving forward in the Missouri Legislature.
- Missouri Senate hires former Army officer as security aide Updated: Apr-28-15 3:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has hired a retired military officer to serve as a security specialist for the chamber.
- Bill to limit deadly force advances in Missouri Senate Updated: Apr-28-15 2:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A bill to limit police use of deadly force has advanced in the Missouri Senate, an effort aimed at addressing concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
- New Missouri Auditor names chief of staff, deputy auditor Updated: Apr-28-15 12:30 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's new Auditor Nicole Galloway has named two senior staffers to help her lead the office.
- Missouri lawmakers seek to remove executives from Capitol Updated: Apr-28-15 11:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A state Senate panel has signed off on a plan to move some of Missouri's executive officials out of the state Capitol so that lawmakers can have more room for their own offices.
- Missouri Senate backs proposed US balanced budget amendment Updated: Apr-27-15 5:03 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators have passed a measuring calling for a constitutional convention to enact a balanced budget requirement for the federal government.
- Missouri Gov. Nixon signs bill for amnesty on back taxes Updated: Apr-27-15 3:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will grant amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers.
- Analysis: Missouri lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals Updated: Apr-26-15 11:40 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Updates with quotes from lawmakers and political scientists and additional details about budget negotiations
- Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam Updated: Apr-24-15 5:04 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Republican lawmaker who is an orthopedic surgeon says a measure moving forward in the Legislature would help alleviate the shortage of physicians in the state.
- Missouri Legislature passes $26 billion spending plan Updated: Apr-23-15 8:41 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant - a sticking point that garnered criticism from lawmakers concerned it could hurt services for low-income families and others.
- Missouri Legislature passes cuts to social services funding Updated: Apr-23-15 5:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature has approved more than $46 million in spending cuts for social services programs next fiscal year.