Politics

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Isom Named New Director of Missouri Department of Public Safety

St. Louis city’s former police chief is now the state’s top law enforcement authority.

01/23/2015

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul stands in front of the now-vacant Best Buy on Manchester Rd. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Ellisville Gets New Stores to Fill Its Empty Buildings

The K-mart which closed last year at Clarkson and Manchester Rds. will be replaced with Sports Authority, Michaels and Party City.

01/23/2015

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle waves at the podium during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner Picks St. Louis Native as Senior Adviser

Linda Lingle served two terms as governor of Hawaii

01/22/2015

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Missouri Cities Added to Lawsuits Over Traffic Fine Revenues

More St. Louis County cities are facing a lawsuit from the state attorney general over traffic fine revenues.

01/22/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Text of Missouri GOP Response to State of State Address

Text of the Republican response by House Speaker John Diehl to Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address

01/21/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Text of Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address

Read the text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address on January 21, 2015.

01/21/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Nixon Urges Court Reform, ‘Healing and Hope’ After Ferguson

During his remarks Wednesday related to Ferguson, Nixon said there often is “too much fear and too little trust.”

01/21/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School Aid

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to propose a $50 million increase in basic school aid during Wednesday’s State of the State address, but some education groups already have concerns that it won’t be enough to avoid potential cuts.

01/21/2015

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New Bill Would Make ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Ill. Children Illegal

The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.

01/21/2015

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Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAP

The bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.

01/21/2015

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's State of the State address

Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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