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Fire Damages Missouri Highway Patrol Building

An early Tuesday fire destroyed the vehicle maintenance facility for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and damaged more than a dozen vehicles.

04/08/2014

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

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Mo. Senate Endorses New Income Tax Cut Plan

The income tax cut plan could eventually waive a little less than $500 million of revenues annually, an amount about half the size as originally proposed with a later effective date.

03/27/2014

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Audit: Mo. Historic Building Tax Credit is Costly

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says the state’s tax credit program for the redevelopment of historic buildings is the largest in the nation. And he says it’s also inefficient.

03/25/2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is joined by cancer patients, survivors and health care providers as he signs Senate Bill 668, which will increase the affordability and accessibility of oral chemotherapy medications, during ceremonies at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis on March 19, 2014. Oral anticancer medications provide patients with a simpler, more convenient and less invasive alternative to chemotherapy delivered intravenously because pills can be taken at home, often with fewer side effects.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Governor Signs Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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

Missouri Lawmakers Spend Week on Spring Break

Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.

03/17/2014

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Mo. House Changes Presidential Primary Date

Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed legislation setting the state’s 2016 presidential primary for March 15.

03/14/2014

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

Eastern Missouri Senator Forgoes Re-Election Bid

Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, of Washington, withdrew Thursday after initially filing for re-election.

03/13/2014

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

Capitol Perspectives: Dead-on-Arrival Bills

As legislators prepare to take off for their spring break, a large number of bills are filed so late in the session that there’s no real hope for passage.

03/13/2014

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Students, Faculty to Plead Case for Normandy Schools

Students from Normandy schools in St. Louis County are asking Missouri lawmakers to save their school district.

03/12/2014

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