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Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation re-writing Missouri's payday loan laws Thursday, describing the newly proposed limits as an industry-backed "sham" that fell short of "true reform."The Democratic governor said it was better to leave the law as it is, with the hopes of pushing for more stringent regulations in future years, than to enact a modest revision passed by the Republican-led Legislature."Missourians want meaningful...

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 8:51 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and...

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 12:18 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri officials pledged Wednesday to rebuild hundreds of bridges, pave thousands of miles of roads and improve dozens of airports and sidewalks around the state if voters approve a transportation sales tax next...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 8:53 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster became the most prominent Democrat to endorse a proposed constitutional right to farm Wednesday, saying it could protect against arbitrary policies pushed by animal welfare...

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 1:18 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. — With the definition of farm-raised deer in question, Gov. Jay Nixon declared Tuesday that they are "wildlife" not "livestock" and vetoed legislation that would have shifted their regulation to state...

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 7:54 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he is leaning toward opposing an August ballot measure that would insert a right to farm in the Missouri Constitution, ending his silence on the subject.The farming amendment was...

Updated Jul 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri officials have added money for streetcars in Kansas City and more highway projects around the state as part of a revised project list that would be funded if voters approve a three-quarters cent sales tax next...

Updated Jul 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

BYRNES MILL, Mo. — First responders in Missouri soon will be allowed to obtain and carry an antidote for heroin overdoses, following action by Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday.The Democrat signed House Bill 2040 during a visit to a fire...

Posted Jul 3, 2014 at 7:51 AM

A Jackson County legislator will help the state of Missouri take a look at ways to encourage more women-owned and minority-owned businesses to bid on government work.“I’m very excited,” said Theresa Garza-Ruiz,...

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 7:29 PM

JEFFERSON CITY –  Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have required a 72-hour wait for women seeking abortions, asserting that legislators showed a "callous disregard for women" by granting no...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is stepping up efforts to end the Missouri-Kansas struggle over business incentives that local officials say have cost both states tax revenues without substantially adding jobs in the metro area.“Neither...

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