- Missouri House votes to override veto on public union dues Updated: May-04-16 1:52 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to 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.
- Missouri Supreme Court: no tax loophole for doughnut holes Updated: May-03-16 4:33 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Supreme Court judges have ruled against what some called a tax loophole for doughnut holes.
- Despite deal, lawmakers predict voter ID fight to endure Updated: May-03-16 3:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Legislature is poised to tighten Missouri's voter ID requirements, but lawmakers see the issue as far from settled.
- 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.
- Fatal shooting by Missouri trooper followed vehicle stop Updated: May-02-16 10:49 am
FRUITLAND, Missouri - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a trooper fatally shot a suspect following a traffic stop.
- 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.
- Many Missouri Trump delegates aren't his supporters Updated: Apr-30-16 7:21 pm
BALLWIN, Missouri - Donald Trump earned 37 of Missouri's 52 delegates to the Republican National Convention when he won the March 15 primary, but as the state party began selecting delegates on Saturday, the New York businessman can't count on that level of support unless he clinches a first-ballot nomination.
- 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.
- Ex-policeman accused of assaulting Missouri clerk Updated: Apr-28-16 1:25 am
PINE LAWN, Missouri - A former Pine Lawn police officer has been charged with assaulting a clerk at a gas station.
- 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 patrol seeks driver who fatally hit scooter rider Updated: Apr-27-16 10:53 am
HILLSBORO, Missouri - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in finding a driver who fled after hitting and killing a man on a scooter south of St. Louis.
- 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.