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Court Considers Joint Tax Filings from Gay Couples

Officials don’t know whether any same-sex couples have filed joint Missouri tax returns since Gov. Jay Nixon directed the Revenue Department last fall to permit it for those legally married in another state.

04/04/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) congratulates Rep. Rory Ellinger after the governor signed House Bill 1320 which respects the rights of nursing mothers and encourages healthy families, as legislators look on in University City, Missouri on April 3, 2014. House Bill 1320, which was approved unanimously in both the House and Senate, prevents nursing mothers from being penalized for breastfeeding in public, and allows a breast-feeding mother to request to be excused from jury duty. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Governor Signs Rory Ellinger’s Breast-Feeding Bill

Jay Nixon & several of ailing state rep’s colleagues were in University City for ceremony.

04/03/2014

A tree was downed in University City after a tornado touched down. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Gov. Nixon Declares State of Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe weather including heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and a tornado in University City.

04/03/2014

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Missouri House Endorses Limits on Union Payments

The Republican-led Missouri House took another step Monday in a repeat bid to require labor organizations to ask public employees every year to agree to have union fees automatically deducted from their paychecks.

04/01/2014

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Missouri May Excuse Nursing Women from Juries

An ailing Missouri lawmaker’s bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.

04/01/2014

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: Unfinished Business

If you sense that Missouri government has become unable to resolve major state problems, take a look at the agenda facing your state lawmakers after they returned from their spring break.

03/31/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Impeachment Efforts Referred to Missouri Panel

Three articles of impeachment against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are now in a state House committee.

03/31/2014

St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. holds the siccors as he cuts the ribbon during a VIP Opening of Ballpark Village in St. Louis on March 27, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Developers Promise Expansion at Ballpark Village Opening

Developers made a promise for the future, with Blake Cordish promising that Ballpark Village would pack downtown with other developments.

03/28/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Governor Again Pushes Tax Credit Curbs

A day after senators endorsed a tax cut plan, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that any discussion of tax cuts “is a nonstarter” until lawmakers first curb the amount of tax breaks going to commercial and residential developers.

03/28/2014

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Mo. Senate Endorses Plan for Building Bonds

Though some Republicans objected to incurring more debt, Missouri senators gave initial approval Thursday to a plan that would authorize $600 million of bonds to pay for hundreds of long-needed repairs at state buildings and public colleges.

03/28/2014

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