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Nixon tabs Boone County treasurer as next auditor

Nicole Galloway will become Missouri’s 38th auditor when she takes the oath of office during the week of April 27.

Audit chastises MoDOT

Agency accused of misspending millions meant for road work

State Transportation officials disagree strongly with a state auditor's report that MoDOT may have violated the state Constitution in some of its spending.

Bill seeks extra marshal in Fulton

Callaway County needs another marshal at the courthouse.

Auditor questions AG financial procedures

Audit report includes comments on conflicts of interest and campaign donations

Supreme Court asked to reduce Coleman’s bank robbery conviction, sentence

Question involves stealing vs. robbery

Gary Leland Coleman admitted taking money from New Bloomfield’s Bank Star One branch at 9:18 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2012. So, attorney Amy Bartholow told the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday that Coleman should be convicted of “stealing,” not second-degree robbery.

Missouri Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, officials

The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 this morning to reject pay raises proposed last November by the Missouri Citizens Compensation Committee.

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Auto dealers sue Revenue department over Tesla 'dealer' license

Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.

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Majority at PSC hearing oppose Ameren rate increase plan

Power of the public

A few Mid-Missourians supported Ameren Missouri and its operations, but most of the 13 people who testified Wednesday night at a public hearing urged the five-member Public Service Commission to reject the utility’s latest rate increase request.

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Michael Brown’s mother makes impassioned plea for justice

Lesley McSpadden: ‘All lives matter’

Michael Brown’s mother told the NAACP’s “Journey for Justice” crowd during Friday’s Capitol rally that she and her family are grateful for the support and love they’ve received, since her son was killed in Ferguson on Aug. 9 by then-police officer Darren Wilson. Lesley McSpadden had not been scheduled to speak at the rally to end the week-long march from Ferguson to the Capitol — but rally organizers quickly adjusted their plans so the crowd could hear her. “We’ve watched this play out, unfairly and non-transparent, for months,” McSpadden said. “We’re here to ask the government, and the governor, to live up to what we expect them to do for the people.”

Blunt increases effort to block EPA ‘Clean Power’ regulations

Last week’s EPA news release announcing new smog standards just added to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt’s unhappiness with the federal agency.

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