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  • Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:55 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights - barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:31 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

  • Missouri Senate holds memorial for former members 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:47 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri senators paused in the final weeks of this legislative session to honor their former colleagues who have died during the past several decades with a memorial service on Monday.

  • Competing voting plans could appear on Mo. ballot 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:52 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An early voting initiative petition is prompting a Missouri lawmaker to propose another version that could lead to voters deciding between competing plans.

  • Kansas officials developing 50-year water plan 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:40 pm
  • MANHATTAN, Kansas - A 50-year plan for managing water in Kansas is likely to include regional conservation rules and greater use of the Missouri River for the state's residents, officials working on the proposal said Friday.

  • Missouri House endorses right-to-work bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:18 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republicans and Democrats both claimed victory Wednesday after the Missouri House narrowly endorsed legislation that would prohibit labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees as a job condition.

  • Missouri Medicaid may restore adult dental care 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:26 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hundreds of thousands of low-income adults appear likely to regain dental coverage through Missouri's Medicaid program, nearly a decade after the benefits were eliminated in a cost-cutting move.

  • Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger dies at age 72 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:50 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Rep. Rory Ellinger, whose legislation addressing nursing women was signed into law last week, died Wednesday following a battle with liver cancer, colleagues said. He was 72.

  • Missouri consumer advocate to lead Energy Division 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:37 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri official responsible for representing consumer interests before utility regulators will be leading a state division tasked with developing an energy plan.

  • Mo. lawmakers want feds to approve oil pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:09 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama's administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.

  • Nixon signs ailing lawmaker's breast-feeding bill 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:02 pm
  • UNIVERSITY CITY, Missouri - The state and local politicians, civic leaders, neighborhood block captains and Missouri governor came to honor an ailing state lawmaker. They left with a firm challenge from state Rep. Rory Ellinger to squabble less and cooperate more.

  • Treasurer: Missouri can strengthen military ties 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:19 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said Tuesday that Missouri can strengthen military ties by identifying ways to improve quality of life for service members, finding cost-effective ways to support bases and making sure facilities are in a position to succeed.

  • Missouri may excuse nursing women from juries 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:07 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An ailing Missouri lawmaker's bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.

  • Missouri auditor draws no Democratic opponent 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:23 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - It's not a free pass, but Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich will be running for re-election this year without any opposition from fellow Republicans or rival Democrats.

  • Analysis: Mo. GOP senators divided on tax cut plan 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 12:09 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republicans in charge of Missouri's Legislature remain committed to cutting income taxes this year. But at the midpoint of their session, senators are still divided about how to do that.