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Missouri Democrats try again to ban LGBT discrimination

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon used his final State of the State address this past week to implore lawmakers to bar discrimination against LGBT people, but leaders in the Republican-dominated Legislature say that's unlikely to happen before Nixon leaves office.

Missouri lawmaker proposes alcohol ban at Capitol

A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation banning smoking and alcohol in the Missouri Statehouse.

FEMA crews expected in Missouri to assess storm damage

Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in several Missouri counties to assess damage from recent storms and flooding.

Senate won’t delay on voter ID issue

A Missouri Senate committee already has taken testimony on Sen. Will Kraus’ proposal to require voters to show a photo ID when they go to vote at the polls.

Captured fugitive pleads guilty to federal drug charge

A Bourbon man who was a federal fugitive for more than a year, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Missouri House passes photo ID requirement for voters

Voters would need to present photo identification at the polls under a measure passed by the Missouri House.

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Nixon focuses on ethics in final State of the State speech

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon made another push Wednesday night to tighten Missouri’s ethics laws, delivering his final State of the State speech to a Republican-led Legislature under heightened scrutiny following scandals that prompted the resignations of two lawmakers.

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Nixon pitches state pay raise, Medicaid expansion, education funds

Governor's budget hits close to home

Among the proposals in his last state budget proposal, Gov. Jay Nixon wants lawmakers to approve a 2 percent pay raise for all state employees, starting July 1, and add more money for education, mental health services and economic development programs.

Voter ID proposals move forward in Missouri House

Two proposals aimed at adding requirements for voting are moving forward in the Missouri House.

Ban on lobbyist gifts passes House committee

Missouri lobbyists no longer could dole out gifts to legislators and other public officials under a proposal passed unanimously out of a House committee Tuesday.

Banned Missouri booster says he had good intentions

COLUMBIA — A Georgia businessman who gave internships to several Missouri men’s basketball players and ran afoul of NCAA rules said he “had good intentions and no ill intent.”

McCaskill says Missouri needs tighter drug monitoring

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says it's time Missouri joins the country's other 49 states and establishes a prescription drug monitoring program.

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Missouri sees many options, little consensus on road funding

Missouri lawmakers say boosting transportation funding will be a top priority this year, but there's little agreement on how to do it.

Sen. McCaskill announces hearing on opioid epidemic

Missouri's U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning a hearing in the coming week on the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers.

Public gets $16.2 million bill for Rams retention effort

An effort to persuade the owner of the St. Louis Rams to keep his team in Missouri by building a new riverfront football stadium not only failed but also left the public on the hook for $16.2 million in expenses.