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Missouri Senate, Planned Parenthood CEO reach subpoena deal

The Missouri Senate announced Thursday it is suspending contempt proceedings against a Planned Parenthood CEO after reaching an agreement to review some documents a legislative committee investigating the organization subpoenaed last year.

Medical marijuana bill fails in Missouri House

The Missouri House has rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

Bill would allow Missourians to vote on red-light cameras

A bill given first-round approval in the Missouri House would give state residents a chance to vote on whether to ban red-light cameras.

Gift ban gutted from ethics bills sent to governor

Hours after the Missouri Senate sent legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon aimed at clamping down the state’s loose ethics laws, senators voted for a provision to strip a gift ban from a bill that was intended to bar lobbyist gifts to lawmakers.

Education boost, Planned Parenthood cuts in budget

Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature.

Proposed law to raise age of ‘juveniles’ in court

Missouri should join 40 other states and raise the age for juveniles being handled by adult courts, as proposed in a Senate bill.

Missouri cuts off food stamp benefits for 26,000 adults

About 26,000 Missouri residents have lost government food stamp benefits for failing to comply with work and job training responsibilities.

Missouri corn planting ahead of other states

Missouri farmers learned from last year’s planting season they are ahead of all other states in the nation for corn planting, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. With rain predicted for the next two weeks, that’s a hopeful sign for the 2016 crop, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.

Missouri lawmakers send ethics bills to governor

Missouri lawmakers no longer could immediately become lobbyists after leaving office under a measure headed to the governor.

Missouri seeking death penalty in Montgomery County homicide

A hearing for a Mexican national accused of killing a man in Missouri and four others in Kansas is being postponed, with prosecutors planning to seek the death penalty in the Missouri case.

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Missouri lawmakers reject Brownback's 'border war' proposal

Missouri lawmakers appear uninterested in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reduce the business "border war" between the two states.

Michael Sam slams Missouri's religious objections bill

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL draftee, slammed a Missouri measure that would shield some businesses that deny services for same-sex weddings, telling fellow opponents Wednesday that it is "the opposite of respect and it is the opposite of equality."

MU graduate students vote to unionize

University of Missouri graduate student workers have overwhelmingly voted to unionize.

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House bill aims to shorten paid leave times

A Jefferson County lawmaker thinks too many public employees are getting paid for not working because they’ve been put on administrative leave.

Missouri Supreme Court upholds wrongful death lawsuit limits

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that caps on how much money someone can win in a wrongful death lawsuit do not violate the constitution.