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Mo. Senator: Raising Gas Tax ‘Would Not Solve the Total Problem’

Sen. Kraus says he’s not likely to support a gas tax hike, and said his biggest concern is how the state is spending over $400 million a year paying back bonds.

03/10/2015

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Mo. Lawmakers Hear Input on New NFL Stadium in St. Louis

Missouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.

03/09/2015

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Missouri House Panel Considers Eliminating Daylight Savings

A Republican lawmaker says Missouri should lead the way in eliminating the annual ritual of switching clocks an hour forward and then back again.

03/09/2015

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Koster Endorses Cigarette Tax Hike, New Tuition Aid Plan

Candidate for governor in 2016 spoke at Democrat Days in Hannibal

03/08/2015

Coalition of black elected officials, clergy and the NAACP react to the U.S. Department of Justice's report on the Ferguson Police Department during a news conference on March 8, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Coalition of Black Leaders Supports DOJ Action in Ferguson

Some call for new leadership at police department and city hall, while others are going to Jefferson City for solutions

03/08/2015

President Barack Obama speaks during an event marking the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015. US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle, warning their march for freedom "is not yet finished." In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest, America's first black president denounced new attempts to restrict voting rights. ( SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Mentions Ferguson in Selma Speech

U.S. leader said, “”What happened in Ferguson may not be unique, but it’s no longer endemic, or sanctioned by law and custom.”

03/07/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall event at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, March 6, 2015.  (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Ferguson Discrimination “Oppressive & Abusive”

Nation’s chief executive makes remarks ahead of Selma remembrance

03/06/2015

East St. Louis City Council member Emeka Jackson-Hicks is running for mayor of East St. Louis. On March 6, 2015 she welcomed U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's endorsement (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral Race

U.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.

03/06/2015

Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles reads a prepared statement to reporters in Ferguson,Missouri on March 4, 2015.  Knowles was responding to a Justice Department report that was released on the problems in Ferguson following the riots of 2014.  Photo by BIll Greenblatt/UPI

Ferguson Leaders, DOJ Officials to Meet Again

Ferguson city leaders will meet with DOJ officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles said Friday.

03/06/2015

File photo of a death chamber in a prison. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it’s time to bring it back.

03/06/2015

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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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