Jefferson City

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Capitol Perspectives: The Budget Fights of Two Nixons

The current fight over state spending between Missouri’s governor and the legislature is a part of a fundamental policy dispute that goes back to the early years of our country.

09/19/2014

John Britton

Britton, Influential Missouri Lobbyist, Dies at 88

John Britton died Tuesday at a Jefferson City hospital after an extended illness.

08/06/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Veteoes “Sham” Payday Loan Legislation

“Missourians want meaningful payday lending reform, not a sham effort at reform that allows such predatory practices to continue,” Nixon said

07/10/2014

Photo: KMOX

Somebody Swiped The Gas Chamber Keys

During a private tour of the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, the keys to the prison’s gas chamber mysteriously disappeared.

06/08/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: A Mixed Legislative Record for Missouri’s Governor

Much of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon’s failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there’s another side to the story.

05/19/2014

UPI/Bill Greenblatt file photo

Mo. Legislative Session Scorecard

Session ended Friday night in Jefferson City

05/16/2014

Pro-choice protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2010. (Getty Images)

Missouri Lawmakers Pass 3-Day Abortion Waiting Period

Legislation would require a woman to wait 3 days after first seeing a doctor before having an abortion.

05/14/2014

House and Senate negotiators are unable to agree on what kind of penalty should be applied to federal agents who attempt to enforce federal gun laws. (Getty Images)

Missouri Republicans At Odds On Gun Nullification

A division among Missouri Republicans is threatening to derail the state’s attempt to nullify federal laws that are deemed to be infringements on gun rights.

05/13/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Capitol Perspectives: Civilizing the Legislature

Voter approval of a constitutional amendment to move the adjournment of the legislature’s final day from midnight to 6 p.m. has been a major step in civilizing the process.

05/13/2014

Eboni Kyashiah Coney-King

Endangered Person Advisory Issued

Jefferson City Police are looking for nine-year-old Eboni Kyashiah Coney-King

04/17/2014

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