- Missouri House speaker letter blasts state money for stadium Updated: Oct-13-15 10:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's House speaker is seeking signatures for a letter to Gov. Jay Nixon that slams a plan to use state money for a new St. Louis football stadium without lawmaker or voter approval.
- Correction: Missouri Governor-Brunner story Updated: Oct-07-15 10:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story Oct. 5 about John Brunner's entry into the 2016 race for Missouri governor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Brunner so far had donated at least $87,600 to an exploratory committee. He had donated about $62,600, according to the latest campaign finance records available.
- Judge mulls suit's bid to block St. Louis minimum wage boost Updated: Oct-06-15 3:33 pm
ST. LOUIS - A judge on Tuesday began weighing a business-backed lawsuit that seeks to stop St. Louis from incrementally raising its minimum wage, ultimately deciding whether it's legal for the city to have a wage higher than what the state commands.
- History against outsider candidates for Missouri governor Updated: Oct-05-15 8:17 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there'll be two candidates who have never held public office. It's a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: Sep-29-15 5:23 pm
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- Group's ads target GOP lawmakers who oppose right to work Updated: Sep-29-15 3:26 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - After falling short of the legislative votes needed to enact a right-to-work law, supporters of the measure are launching an advertising campaign in hopes of pressuring Republican lawmakers who oppose it to switch sides and help Missouri become the 26th state to bar mandatory union fees.
- Missouri AG: No evidence St. Louis clinic sells fetal tissue Updated: Sep-28-15 7:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An investigation found "no evidence whatsoever" that Missouri's only surgical abortion facility sells fetal remains, Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday, marking the latest response to a heated national debate over Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue.
- Advocates say man facing execution in Missouri is innocent Updated: Sep-28-15 3:56 pm
ST. LOUIS - Missouri risks executing an innocent man next week, advocates for Kimber Edwards warned Monday, citing a key witness who says his testimony was coerced and the inmate's contention that his own confession was false.
- Waiting game in Missouri campaign may help Greitens Updated: Sep-27-15 10:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens raised more than $2 million for a Republican campaign for Missouri governor, toured the state and displayed a sign that read "GREITENS. GOVERNOR" in capital letters while talking with supporters at a Jefferson City diner two months before officially declaring his candidacy.
- Former Navy SEAL Greitens running as Republican for governor Updated: Sep-26-15 4:30 pm
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri - Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, a political newcomer who was once courted to run for Congress as a Democrat, on Saturday launched a Republican campaign for Missouri governor in 2016.
- Republican Asbury drops out of race for Missouri governor Updated: Sep-25-15 6:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Republican state Rep. Randy Asbury is dropping out of the 2016 race for Missouri governor.
- Tech firm Square to open St. Louis office, hire 200 Updated: Sep-23-15 10:39 am
ST. LOUIS - The tech company Square has opened an office in St. Louis and plans to hire more than 200 people over the next five years, boosting the city's effort to become a Midwest hub for high-tech businesses.
- Missouri governor's race to determine fate of right to work Updated: Sep-19-15 1:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Voters next year will pick more than a new governor - the election likely will either ensure Missouri becomes the 26th right-to-work state or remains a holdout in the national push for the measure despite being surrounded mostly by states that have adopted it.
- Nixon maintains lawmakers missed chance at unemployment bill Updated: Sep-18-15 12:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon says he's reviewing legal uncertainties surrounding a proposal to enact one of the nation's most restrictive unemployment laws.
- New Missouri law ends Kansas City wage hike, bans others Updated: Sep-17-15 8:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A new Missouri law blocking higher local minimum wages has stopped such efforts in Kansas City, although St. Louis still is moving forward with a recently adopted plan for higher pay, city officials said Thursday.
- Missouri House roll call on right-to-work legislation Updated: Sep-17-15 12:36 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 96-63 roll call vote Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure that would prohibit union contracts with employers that allow the collection of fees from nonmembers, sometimes called right to work. The bill was 13 votes short the two-thirds majority needed to override Nixon and enact right to work.
- Missouri lawmakers cut jobless benefits, limit minimum wages Updated: Sep-17-15 12:30 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature put a conservative stamp on state employment laws Wednesday, voting to cut unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally while also outlawing local minimum wage increases.
- The Latest: Missouri lawmakers ban local minimum wages Updated: Sep-17-15 12:09 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The latest on the Missouri legislative session occurring Wednesday to consider overriding vetoes made by Gov. Jay Nixon (all times local):
- Missouri right-to-work measure fails in GOP-controlled House Updated: Sep-16-15 8:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The national push to enact state right-to-work laws suffered a resounding defeat Wednesday in Missouri, ending a string of recent successes in the heartland.
- GOP nominates Richard as Missouri Senate president pro tem Updated: Sep-15-15 8:54 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republican senators on Tuesday chose Majority Leader Ron Richard to be the new Senate president pro tem. If elected by the full Senate, Richard would be the only person in state history to serve both as House speaker and in the top Senate position.
- Missouri lawmakers set to attempt to overturn Nixon's vetoes Updated: Sep-15-15 6:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are set to meet Wednesday to potentially overturn more than a dozen vetoes that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon made to legislation this year, including a contentious right-to-work measure and bill that would cut unemployment benefits.
- Ferguson panel recommends merging police, other changes Updated: Sep-14-15 6:22 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The co-chairman of a reform panel formed after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown said Monday that the group's report calling for police departments and municipal courts to be merged and other changes "reveals uncomfortable truths about this region we call home."