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  • 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 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.

  • Reunited mother, daughter seeking court records 
    Updated: May-04-15 8:40 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.

  • 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.

  • HUD secretary announces 8 new Promise Zone designations 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:44 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Six metropolitan areas, one rural region and one tribal community have been designated as Promise Zones under an Obama administration program that seeks to revitalize high-poverty communities.

  • Ferguson Commission endorses police training reforms 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:38 am

    ST. LOUIS - The Ferguson Commission has endorsed reforms for training police officers that seek to reduce racial bias and the use of force while enhancing what commissioners call a "climate of care and accountability."

  • Missouri House OKs changes to municipal court practices 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:22 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with changes to municipal court practices, lower limits on revenues from traffic violations and restrictions on public access to police camera footage as part of a legislative response to unrest in Ferguson.

  • Missouri House roll call vote on medical malpractice caps 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:12 am

    The 125-27 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages an individual could get in medical malpractice lawsuits and raise caps on wrongful death cases.

  • Missouri House roll call vote on unemployment benefit cuts 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 2:09 pm

    The 88-68 roll call Tuesday by which the Missouri House voted to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would cut the number of weeks a person could receive unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Missouri's Catholic heads: More executions a 'grave concern' 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 12:42 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri's Roman Catholic leaders are pressing anew for the abolishment of the state's "flawed" system of capital punishment, expressing concern at the rapid recent pace of executions and questioning whether last-minute clemency requests get proper consideration.

  • Missouri Senate approves new public safety director 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 12:40 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Lane Roberts, a former Joplin police chief, will become the leader of Missouri's Department of Public Safety.

  • Southwest Airlines unveils 'Missouri One' jet at KCI 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:47 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Southwest Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that is painted as though it's wrapped in the Missouri state flag.

  • Missouri executes inmate after last-minute appeals rejected 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 2:31 am

    BONNE TERRE, Missouri - A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in a fit of rage over child support payments 16 years ago.

  • Police: Missouri auditor had talked of suicide, left no note 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 8:15 pm

    CLAYTON, Missouri - Former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich had talked for years of taking his life - and had become increasingly agitated over politics - but left no suicide note when he fatally shot himself, investigators said Tuesday.

  • Missouri House vote on veto override of school board bill 
    Updated: Apr-08-15 2:44 pm

    The 111-49 roll call Wednesday by which the Missouri House voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a local elections bill that, among other things, would bar former superintendents from serving on school boards in the districts where they had worked. A veto override requires 109 votes in the House.