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St. Louis Group Charged with Stealing in Wentzville, Columbia, Jefferson CityInvestigators learned that after the incident at Ross Dress For Less, they allegedly traveled west on Interstate 70, committing larcenies in Columbia, then south to Jefferson City, where they again stole from retail stores. They were caught on the return leg of their journey at Kohl’s.
Nixon Focuses on Ethics in Final State of the State SpeechNixon cited big checks to candidates from donors and lobbyist gifts as giving the perception of undue influence on public officials.
Ban on Lobbyist Gifts Passes Missouri House CommitteeGifts from lobbyists to lawmakers are unlimited under current law.
Lawmaker: Make Pro Sports Owners Who Skip Town PayBond payments on the Edward Jones Dome continue through 2021 -- a new legislative proposal would make a franchise's owner responsible for those payments if he or she leaves town.
Lawmakers Consider Real ID Changes for MissouriMissouri lawmakers are considering changes to state IDs as federal officials warn the state's drivers' licenses won't be acceptable at some federal buildings and eventually for traveling on airplanes.
Missouri Legislation Would Further Limit Fines Cities KeepMissouri cities would face limits on how much revenue from ordinance violations they could keep under a new Senate proposal.
One-Year Lobbying Ban for Missouri Lawmakers Moves ForwardA measure to limit how soon lawmakers can become lobbyists after leaving office and other proposed ethics changes received initial House approval.
Top Issues to Watch in Missouri Legislative SessionThe 2016 legislative session begins Wednesday.
Lawsuit Promised by Local Police Over County Council VoteThe St. Louis County Council tonight is expected to pass County Executive Steve Stenger's proposed minimum standards for municipal police departments.
Hirth: House Committee Out of Touch on Sexual Harassment Standards"I don't think they reached out to any victims when proposing or when developing their proposals either," Former LeVota Intern Taylor Hirth said in an interview.
Petitions Filed to Allow Medical Marijuana Use in MissouriThe two petitions would ask voters whether to amend the state constitution to allow physicians to recommend the drug to patients with certain illnesses, such as cancer, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Missouri Auditor Investigates School's Cyber SecurityThe state's auditor says in the past 10 years more than 250 schools have had a data breach or compromise, several of those in Missouri.

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