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Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will receive a pay increase after some state Senate Democrats successfully filibustered Wednesday, stalling efforts to block the raise.A state commission in November recommended $4,000 more a year for legislators and 8 percent more for the governor and other state officials in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. That would be a raise of more than $22,000 a year for the governor, upping the office's annual pay to...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 11:37 PM

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being "bought and paid for" by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 5:17 AM

Missouri’s plans to cut road and highway maintenance to fit a shrinking budget would leave several local roads – including Missouri 7, Noland Road and 23rd Street – with minimal maintenance in the years ahead.The state...

Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 12:55 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that "foster healing and hope" Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a...

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 11:48 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state's highest court.Businesses can now face lawsuits with unlimited...

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 11:48 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. — Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 11:42 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Only one-quarter of Missouri's highways would be fully maintained under a Missouri Department of Transportation proposal outlined Wednesday as a way to deal with an impending budget shortfall.By 2017, the department...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Building a 360-mile aqueduct to reroute water from the Missouri River to irrigate crops in western Kansas where underwater stores are being exhausted would cost $18 billion and require an additional $1 billion each year to operate, a new draft...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 11:37 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – With legislatures convening across the country, lawmakers are moving quickly to respond to one of the biggest stories of the past year, the police killings of unarmed residents in Missouri, New York and...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 12:33 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Board of Education this week moved forward with plans to test schoolchildren using national Common Core educational standards, approving a new minimum standardized test score that will be used to...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 12:30 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday issued three rulings limiting some sales tax exemptions for construction activities by businesses.The high court barred businesses from claiming sales tax breaks on cranes,...

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