- Missouri Legislature passes plan to fix student transfer law Updated: May-06-15 2:04 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A plan aimed at fixing Missouri's troubled student transfer system passed the Legislature on Tuesday, despite expanded options for charter and virtual schools and other concerns that meant the House only narrowly approved the measure.
- Republicans in Missouri Senate push to rein in city actions Updated: May-05-15 7:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's GOP-led Senate expanded a House bill on Tuesday that would ban municipalities from barring the use of plastic bags and also stop cities and towns from increasing their minimum wage - a move some Democrats criticized as inhibiting local control.
- Missouri Gov. Nixon vetoes cuts to unemployment benefits Updated: May-05-15 5:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Tuesday that would reduce the number of weeks people could receive unemployment benefits by linking their duration to the state's unemployment rate.
- Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits Updated: May-05-15 4:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.
- Missouri lawmakers OK limiting scholarships for immigrants Updated: May-05-15 4:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A measure that would block immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. from receiving money under Missouri's A+ scholarship program is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk.
- Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House 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.
- 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 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.
- Cement truck driver killed when vehicle plummets off bridge Updated: Apr-30-15 4:31 pm
SMITHVILLE, Missouri - A 37-year-old western Missouri man is dead after the concrete-mixing truck he was driving plummeted off a bridge near Smithville.
- 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 Highway Patrol: Shane Ray cited for pot possession Updated: Apr-28-15 8:06 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - NFL prospect Shane Ray has been issued a misdemeanor citation after a trooper found a small amount of marijuana in the defensive end's car.
- St. Louis Rams age discrimination case heads to arbitration Updated: Apr-28-15 3:30 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An age discrimination case from a longtime St. Louis Rams employee against the team will go to arbitration.
- 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.