- Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters Updated: May-04-16 9:46 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls, sending the proposal to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon with enough support to overcome a possible veto.
- The Latest: Senators vote to enact vetoed K-12 funding bill Updated: May-04-16 6:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Latest on a Missouri proposal to rein in the amount of money lawmakers aim to provide to K-12 schools (all times local):
- Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues Updated: May-04-16 5:12 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House voted Wednesday for legislation that would change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Missouri House advances 'personhood' legislation Updated: May-03-16 8:32 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri measure backers say will protect the unborn and opponents say would ban abortion in the state received initial approval Tuesday in the House.
- Legislature passes University of Missouri review commission Updated: May-03-16 3:13 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a commission to review the University of Missouri System's policies and administrative structure.
- Legislature overrides Nixon to block home-care wage hike Updated: May-03-16 1:22 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature has voted to override the governor and block a wage hike for home-care attendants.
- Missouri House passes ban on traffic-ticket quotas Updated: May-02-16 9:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri House has passed a bill to bar cities, counties and law enforcement agencies from setting traffic-ticket quotas.
- Missouri House proposes expanding A+ Scholarship for college Updated: May-02-16 8:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
- Missouri House passes legislation to protect Airbnb Updated: May-02-16 7:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could regulate the services out of business in the state.
- Missouri Legislature weighs business tax breaks Updated: May-01-16 11:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Lawmakers in Missouri's Republican-led Legislature have proposed pro-industry measures ranging from incentives for small businesses to a tax break for farmers who raise captive deer to sell the animals' urine. Here's a breakdown of the estimated costs and where some of the legislation stands as the May 13 end of session approaches.
- Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight Updated: Apr-30-16 1:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"
- Bill on beer coolers advances in Missouri Legislature Updated: Apr-28-16 6:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A measure to allow beer-makers to lease coolers to stores to keep drinks frosty has passed the Missouri House.
- Missouri lawmaker asks students to rethink going to Mizzou Updated: Apr-28-16 6:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker is urging students to reconsider attending the University of Missouri in Columbia following campus turmoil last year.
- Missouri speaker doubts religious-objections measure revival Updated: Apr-28-16 4:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.
- Missouri Legislature passes bill to add expert witness rules Updated: Apr-27-16 8:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation to tighten the courtroom guidelines for expert testimony, an effort supporters say is aimed at ensuring experts who testify in court are truly experts.
- Missouri Senate tightens towing company regulations Updated: Apr-27-16 7:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Towing companies would face additional regulations under legislation that has passed in the Missouri Senate.
- Missouri religious objections proposal fails in committee Updated: Apr-27-16 4:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.
- Missouri governor approves higher education funding boost Updated: Apr-27-16 3:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a higher education budget that will result in a tuition freeze at public universities.
- Correction: Small Business Package story Updated: Apr-27-16 11:59 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story April 25 about the Missouri Senate passing a package of tax incentives for small businesses, The Associated Press erroneously reported that it would require the Legislature to sign off on most regulations proposed by state agencies. The bill would require state agencies to certify that new regulations wouldn't adversely affect small businesses or are meant to protect the public's health or safety.
- Missouri lawmakers send bill on medical expenses to Nixon Updated: Apr-26-16 6:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed legislation to change how medical expenses are handled in court, sending the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon.
- Missouri Senate passes farm exemptions to open records laws Updated: Apr-26-16 6:13 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's open records laws would not cover some farming data under a measure that the Missouri Senate passed Tuesday.
- Missouri House advances bill to expand concealed carry Updated: Apr-26-16 4:54 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A bill designed to ease limits on the concealed carry of weapons is advancing in the Missouri Legislature after House members voted 112-37 to send the measure to the Senate.
- NAACP seeks investigation of ballot shortage Updated: Apr-26-16 10:00 am
CLAYTON, Missouri - The NAACP chapter in St. Louis County is calling for an independent committee to investigate ballot problems in the county.
- Missouri senator reads 50 Cent book in sales tax filibuster Updated: Apr-25-16 11:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent.
- Senate passes grant to attract large conventions Updated: Apr-25-16 11:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The state Senate has approved a proposal designed to lure large conventions to Missouri.