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  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium funds 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:57 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project.

  • Democratic governors share lessons learned from shootings 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 4:44 pm

    ASPEN, Colorado - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon shared their thoughts Saturday at a conference in Aspen on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the James Holmes' theater shootings in Aurora.

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:47 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

  • Top Missouri senator Tom Dempsey to resign story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:50 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said Friday that he is resigning from office to launch a new private-sector career and spend more time with his family.

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.

  • Hanaway urges stricter penalty for sale of fetal organs 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

  • 2 meetings held by panel examining Ferguson decisions 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:01 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A legislative panel that said it would investigate Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's decisions involving the state's response to protests that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has met just twice since December, with the chairman citing difficulty in coordinating members' schedules.

  • Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

  • Parson dropping Missouri governor's bid to seek No. 2 post story has photos
    Updated: Jul-25-15 7:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's crowded Republican primary for governor shrunk by one Saturday, as state Sen. Mike Parson dropped out and announced that he instead will seek the state's No. 2 post of lieutenant governor.

  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve after claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.

  • Largest convention staying in St. Louis 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:43 am

    ST. LOUIS - The largest convention in St. Louis is staying, despite some initial concerns about Ferguson.

  • Republicans ask Missouri governor to arm National Guard 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 8:25 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican lawmakers are calling on Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to arm the state National Guard after a recent attack on two Tennessee military facilities left five soldiers dead.

  • Republican Sen. Dixon enters race for Missouri governor 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:55 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.

  • $50 million in tax credits sought for St. Louis stadium 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 10:30 am

    ST. LOUIS - A revised plan for a new NFL stadium in St. Louis calls for the stadium authority to seek $50 million in state tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board.

  • Missouri sues federal agency over crop insurance reports 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:42 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri is suing the U.S. agriculture secretary for not extending the deadline for some farmers to file reports needed for crop insurance.

  • Koster has nearly $4 million for Missouri governor campaign 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 7:26 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster has more money for a campaign for Missouri governor than all of his Republican rivals combined, after announcing on Wednesday that he has nearly $4 million in his campaign account.

  • The Latest: Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 11:07 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - Here are the latest developments involving the execution Tuesday of Missouri inmate David Zink (all times CDT):

  • Missouri executes man for killing 19-year-old story has photos
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:26 pm

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate who sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman before tying her to a cemetery tree and killing her was executed Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to intervene.

  • Greitens has $1.1M for potential Missouri governor's race 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 1:50 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Navy officer Eric Greitens (GRY'-tens) says he has amassed more than $1.1 million as he prepares for a potential run for Missouri governor.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 11:28 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

  • Longtime Nixon aide to lead Missouri state retirement system 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 11:41 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's longtime chief of staff has been selected to lead the state's public pension system.

  • Fort Leonard Wood to see reduction of 774 troops 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:20 pm

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri - Although Fort Leonard Wood will lose about 15 percent of its active-duty troops in the next two years, the Army reductions announced Thursday could have been much worse, several of Missouri's political leaders said.

  • Missouri law addresses concerns after Ferguson shooting 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:13 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday limiting cities' ability to profit from traffic tickets and court fines - the first significant step taken by state lawmakers to address concerns raised after the police shooting of a black, unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson nearly a year ago.

  • Nixon set to take action on bill for municipal court limits 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:05 am

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign into law the first significant measure state lawmakers have taken to address concerns raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.