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Posted Mar 28, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Elected leaders in Jefferson City and Washington continue to wrestle with funding for roads and bridges.“Roads, bridges across the country are ... failing,” said Erin Klasson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, whose district includes much of Eastern Jackson County. She spoke Friday at a Grain Valley Chamber of Commerce legislative update.State Rep. Jeanie Lauer, R-Blue Springs, said a similar conversation is going on in the Missouri General Assembly, which adjourns...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 12:32 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers have tried and failed for more than a decade to join the rest of the country in creating a prescription drug monitoring program. All the while, state Rep. Holly Rehder watched her daughter's addiction to...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 12:28 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — The embattled chairman of the Missouri Republican Party gained some support Monday as police said they have no evidence of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against a state auditor who killed himself.A prominent...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 12:27 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Although most students feel welcome on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, about 45 percent of minority students and employees feel they have been treated differently because of their race or ethnicity,...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 at 9:19 AM

The question came from the floor during a legislative update on Friday: Given the widespread support by business for expanding Medicaid in Missouri, why isn’t the General Assembly taking any action?State Sen. Paul LeVota,...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 at 5:14 AM

A state legislator from Independence is sponsoring a bill to increase penalties, including mandatory time in prison, for drivers who flee from the police.“We have to make a deterrent from running from the police,” said...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 11:42 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – A prominent Republican donor stepped forward Thursday to back up assertions that Missouri's GOP chairman had made negative remarks about the religion of the state auditor, who killed himself amid perceptions he was the...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 10:16 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House and Senate approved a tax incentive for data storage centers Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed similar legislation last year.The measure would allow new or expanding data...

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Hundreds of people rallied at the Missouri Capitol on Thursday to call on lawmakers to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults, despite resistance from Republican leaders who have called the issue a...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 12:19 AM

BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Missouri's oldest death row inmate was executed Tuesday for the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy, after the U.S. Supreme Court and the governor declined to spare the 74-year-old who attorneys said had a diminished...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 12:07 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's lieutenant governor is accusing Justice Department officials of "fanning the flames of racial division," as the federal agency is criticizing Ferguson police for alleged racial biases following the fatal...

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