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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks about the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown during a news conference on Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (Photo: Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferguson Lawmaker Calls Governor ‘Coward’

A state senator representing parts of Ferguson called Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon a “coward” for his response to the fatal shooting of a black man and the protests that followed.

09/10/2014

Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Local Business Owners and Industry Experts Discuss Taxes with Department of Revenue

Business owners and other industry experts complained to a Senate tax committee on the Nixon administration’s changing tax rules without advanced notice.

09/10/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Target $61M in Veto Overrides

Missouri House members are planning to try to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes on about $61 million of spending.

09/10/2014

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Abortion Opponents Pray for Success at Missouri Capitol

About 80 people gathered for a prayer vigil Wednesday morning in the Capitol Rotunda, asking that God would provide courage and boldness to anti-abortion lawmakers.

09/10/2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. In the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police response to peaceful protests, senators on the committee were critical of the federal grant programs that allow local and state law enforcement agencies to buy armored vehicles, assult rifles, body armor and other military equipment.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. McCaskill: “Why Buy Things We Don’t Use?”

Missouri Democrat & others grill defense, justice, & homeland security officials about new military gear donations to local police.

09/09/2014

SEPTEMBER 09:  Joshua Williams addresses the Ferguson city council during the councils regular scheduled meeting on September 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The meeting was held at Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd. Most residents used the meeting to express their anger at how the police and city council handled the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and the unrest that followed.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Public Comment Dominates Ferguson Council Meeting

City leaders meet for first time since Michael Brown’s shooting death

09/09/2014

File photo of Sen. Pat Roberts. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid GOP Fears, Kansas Senator’s Campaign Reboots

Pat Roberts’ quickly retooled Senate campaign is emerging, and it already sounds different from the quiet races he’s run in the past.

09/09/2014

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Missouri Republicans Push for Gun Bill Win

Missouri Republicans are clashing again with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on gun legislation.

09/09/2014

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congress Considers Review of Police Military Gear

Congress says it’s considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that obtain sophisticated military equipment from the federal government.

09/09/2014

Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Missouri Lawmakers to Target 50 Budget Vetoes

Legislative budget leaders plan to try to override about 50 line-item budget vetoes, despite new doubts from the attorney general about their authority to do so.

09/09/2014

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