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  • Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials 
    Updated: May-24-15 2:19 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.

  • Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

  • Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

  • Missouri Senate roll call on 'right-to-work' legislation 
    Updated: May-12-15 9:07 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 21-13 roll call vote Tuesday on a measure that would prohibit union contracts with employers that allow the collection of fees from non-members, sometimes called right to work.

  • 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 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.