A Missouri House panel has endorsed a bonding proposal that calls for spending at least $200 million on a new state mental health facility in Fulton.
A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is criticizing House budget writers for not going along with his plan for constructing a new mental health facility at Fulton State Hospital.
The Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton has two interim leaders while a search continues for a permanent superintendent.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office has appealed the stay of execution for convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, calling the federal appeals court ruling "an abuse of discretion."
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle agree that Missouri’s state hospital for the most severely ill and dangerous mental health patients is in dire need of repair, but it remains unclear just how to come up with the more than $200 million needed to replace the crumbling Fulton State Hospital.
Here are details of the 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Harry Bozoian to serve as acting director
Cites propofol concerns
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says a shooting at the United States Capitol is related to a vehicle that tried to ram a security barricade at the White House.