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Senate narrowly passes state social services budget

A more than $8 billion budget to guide Missouri’s spending on social services narrowly passed the Senate early Wednesday morning after lawmakers initially defeated the measure.

Police: No clear motive in Missouri auditor Tom Schweich's suicide

The embattled chairman of the Missouri Republican Party gained some support Monday as police said law officers have no evidence of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against a state auditor who killed himself, and a prominent GOP donor revised his recollection of hearing negative remarks about the auditor.

Missouri Senate passes bill to access $200 million in bonds

Missouri senators have passed a bill to use $200 million in bonds for repairs to state buildings and some new construction.

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Police call death of Missouri auditor an ‘apparent suicide’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an “apparent suicide,” minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to impose strict new regulations on Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

Missouri audit finds mismanagement of early childhood funds

Missouri paid $1.5 million for services for young children that were never provided and has insufficient oversight of several early childhood programs, according to an audit released Tuesday.

Missouri woman sentenced for fraud and embezzlement

A former branch manager of a central Missouri title company will serve two years and six months without parole for mortgage fraud and embezzlement.

Ameren Missouri raises energy efficiency charges

Some Ameren Missouri energy customers soon will pay a few dollars more a month for an energy efficiency incentive.

Missouri adopts minimum scores for new standardized test

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 determine students' proficiency.

Missouri I-70 speed limit drops to 60 mph in Columbia

The speed limit on portions of Interstate I-70 in Columbia is dropping to 60 mph.

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