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Updated May 23, 2015 at 9:18 AM

An education bill in the Missouri General Assembly divides Eastern Jackson County legislators, who differ sharply on the possible impact of expanded charter schools in the area.“I look at this bill, and I say it gives options in a failing district,” state Rep. Sheila Solon, R-Blue Springs, said Friday at an Independence Chamber of Commerce legislative briefing.But school superintendents have strongly opposed the expansion of charter schools, and most local...

Posted May 23, 2015 at 5:48 AM

Local legislators are expressing various degrees of frustration and satisfaction over issues addressed in the Missouri General Assembly session that ended a week ago with moments drama and deadlock.“In the 11 years I’ve been...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 11:44 PM

State Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence, said Thursday he welcomes any investigation into why two interns working in his office this spring were pulled back from those assignments in the middle of the legislative session.The two interns,...

Updated May 19, 2015 at 12:04 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s Legislature crumbled in the days before the deadline to pass bills, stunted by gridlock in the Senate and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl after he admitted to exchanging sexually charged text...

Posted May 9, 2015 at 5:16 AM

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is set to take over the operations of the Independence Police Department crime lab, a cost-saving move the city has sought for years.Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed several bills that define the state...

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:14 AM

Gov. Jay Nixon came to Eastern Jackson County Thursday to highlight an ailing bridge and urge more funding for the state’s roads and bridges overall, as issue legislators are debating.“We are at (an) inflection point right...

Updated May 6, 2015 at 11:04 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Lawmakers have approved a plan aimed at fixing Missouri's troubled student transfer system, and it now rests with Gov. Jay Nixon, who early on voiced support for the measure but also vetoed a proposed remedy last...

Updated May 6, 2015 at 12:11 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Tuesday that would reduce the number of weeks people could receive unemployment benefits by linking their duration to the state's unemployment rate.Nixon's veto returns the...

Updated May 6, 2015 at 12:10 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – 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...

Posted Apr 29, 2015 at 6:12 AM

The state senator from Independence is not optimistic about securing money for the state to take over the Independence Police Department’s crime lab despite apparent progress in Jefferson City.“ ... the governor has been...

Posted Apr 28, 2015 at 6:02 AM

Lake Tapawingo’s mayor says the city has been unfairly singled out for writing too many traffic tickets.“We run speed like everyone else does,” said Mayor Rocky Queen, a former police officer.A bill sitting on...

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