State Rep. Mike Kelley wants to make sure people expected to be listed on the sex offender registry know they must register.
A group of Missouri law professors has questioned the impact of the proposed religious liberty amendment to the Missouri Constitution, generally known as Senate Joint Resolution 39 or SJR 39.
Missouri should join 40 other states and raise the age for juveniles being handled by adult courts, as proposed in a Senate bill.
For murder of Holts Summit man
Almost 18 months after Calvin Hutson was sentenced to life in prison, plus 15 years, plus another 15 years for murder and other charges, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court upheld the jury verdicts and sentences.
A Jefferson County lawmaker thinks too many public employees are getting paid for not working because they’ve been put on administrative leave.
Resolutions focus on lack of same-sex marriage appeal, influence of contributions
With four weeks to go in this year’s legislative session, a southwest Missouri state representative wants his House colleagues to impeach Attorney General Chris Koster.
Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.
For the second time in a month, a Missouri Senate committee heard a bill to let Lake MyKee merge with Holts Summit.
Gov. Jay Nixon and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard met for about 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon, in Richard’s third floor Capitol office.
Just 13 hours after the state Senate ended its most recent discussion of the proposals, more than 100 members and supporters of the NAACP were told Tuesday that Missourians need to stop state lawmakers from imposing voter photo identification rules.
June 15 is the deadline for CBIZ Human Capital Services to complete its work and submit its report on how Missouri state employees’ salaries and benefits compare with others.
Plus more money for LU and State Tech
The Senate-passed version of Missouri’s 2016-17 state budget includes a pay raise for all state employees.
State appeals court hears lawsuit on WWU campus
Lincoln University wants the state appeals court to overturn a Cole County jury’s March 2015 verdict that LU discriminated against Kenneth Ferguson when it terminated his job in August 2012 — and that the Jefferson City school owes Ferguson $104,901.
Years ago, Marge Wiederholt, of Farmington, gave birth to a daughter and gave the baby up for adoption.
Congress should turn all of the land it owns over to the states, Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, told fellow senators on the Rules committee last week — especially in the western states.
Missouri voters in November would be asked to raise the state’s motor fuels taxes under a bill winning first-round approval in the state Senate this week.
Four times in U.S. history — most recently in 2000 — the presidential candidate winning the most votes in the country didn’t win the office.
Remember “pink slime?”
As Missouri lawmakers return from their annual Spring Break on Tuesday, they will have just seven weeks left in the session.
Veteran educator starts July 1; experience includes 14 years at Missouri State.
Backed by several Missouri commodity and agri-business groups, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has launched a two-day campaign swing focused on agriculture.
A Southwest Missouri man currently being held at the Fulton State Hospital must be returned to Polk County to stand trial for a first-degree assault charge, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court in Kansas City ruled last week.
San Francisco’s 49ers started using the idea at Levi’s Stadium in 2014 — letting customers order beer and other concessions through their smart phones. Now the backers want to bring the idea to Missouri.
Consolidating their strengths
At their closest point, Holts Summit’s city limits and Lake MyKee’s village limits are eight-tenths of a mile apart.
The University of Missouri said Tuesday it welcomes Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s proposal for an outside group to review MU operations.
Leaders hope to regroup, move forward
It’s been a week since the Missouri Senate ended a nearly 40-hour filibuster by forcing a vote on a controversial proposed religious liberty amendment to the state Constitution.
Missouri’s public colleges and universities should not have to get approval from another school before they launch a new master’s or doctorate degree program, state Sen. Eric Schmitt told the Senate’s Education Committee Wednesday afternoon.
After taking evidence in the case for a second time, Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce correctly sent the case back to MoSMART for its review, a three-judge appeals panel ruled Tuesday.
It’s been more than 10 months since Annette Driver, of Jefferson City, and Aileen Woods, of St. Louis, “found” each other. So count Driver — whose jobs include lobbying Missouri lawmakers — among the people excited the House sent the Senate a bill making it easier for many adults to get their original birth certificates.
The Missouri Senate this week unanimously passed a bill that aims to restrict donations from campaign funds of legislators who become lobbyists.
Making the state more military friendly
With officials from Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Force Base watching — because they were in the Capitol for Military Appreciation Day — the Missouri Senate voted 31-0 Thursday on Sen. Wayne Wallingford’s bill eliminating income tax obligations for active-duty Missourians stationed in the state.
Representatives from Draft Kings and FanDuel — the nation’s two biggest fantasy sports operations — testified together Wednesday supporting state Sen. Kurt Schaefer’s bill to regulate their businesses.
Lawmakers asked to give DMH lawyers ‘standing’ in competancy cases
Sometimes when a person is charged with a crime, the judge will order a mental health exam.
Bill now goes back to House, which can take the changes or seek a conference committee to find a compromise.
State Sen. Kurt Schaefer wants lawmakers to order an in-depth study of the University of Missouri after months of turmoil, student unrest and voter unhappiness.
State Sen. Brian Munzlinger said last week he’s working on a substitute for his bill allowing weapons on college campuses in Missouri. However, many of the state’s college administrators hope his bill goes nowhere.
While he was standing in the slow-moving filing line at the secretary of state’s office last Tuesday, Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, said he was going to surprise some people.
At least three Missouri Senate committees and their chairmen — including Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City — last year violated the state’s Sunshine Law every time they prohibited a Progress Missouri representative from recording pictures and audio during a Senate committee hearing, the group told the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday.
It’s been more than 15 years since John Ashcroft held an elected office — and 11 since he last held a public office.
It took state senators just under six minutes Thursday to pass and send to the House the medical costs bill they spent 13 hours debating Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The Missouri Senate is one vote away from approving a bill that would affect how damages are awarded in a trial involving medical care.
Too many sex offenders aren’t getting the punishments they deserve, state Sen. Kurt Schaefer said Tuesday, and he wants lawmakers to change that.
Would let deputies temporarily help out
When there’s a major fire, surrounding fire departments are ready to move in and help the local department both fight the major fire and answer other calls. Missouri sheriffs want the General Assembly to give them power to do the same thing, Cole County Sheriff Greg White said Wednesday.
Lawmaker wants to limit police use of cell tower simulators
Some law officers have special devices that can track cellphone usage.
Callaway County needs another marshal for its circuit court, Sen. Jeanie Riddle told the Senate’s Judiciary committee members Tuesday.
Proposed constitutional amendment would add 2 members
Missouri voters could be asked this fall to expand the Missouri Conservation Commission from four members to six.
Claims $1 billion in new business
Gov. Jay Nixon is returning from South America today with agreements promising more than $1 billion in new business for Missouri businesses.
State Sen. Rob Schaaf thinks Missouri government can save money by changing the way it runs its employees’ health care plan.
State Sen. Brian Munzlinger thinks the Missouri Conservation Commission needs to represent the entire state better than it does now.
When is it appropriate for a law officer to use “deadly force” against someone?