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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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911 Cell Phone Tax Proposed in Mo.

Missouri’s House voted to be the last state to tax cell phone’s for 911 calls.

03/12/2014

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Mo. Hunters Allowed to Trespass to Retrieve Hunting Dogs

Missouri hunters would be allowed to trespass to retrieve their hunting dogs under a measure presented to a legislative committee.

03/12/2014

A GOP lawmaker in Missouri introduced a bill that requires pregnant women to receive written consent from the father of the child before an abortion can be performed – or in exceptional cases of “legitimate rape.” Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

House Passes Bill Tripling Abortion Waiting Period

The bill would extend the amount of time between a woman’s doctor visit and her procedure to 72 hours. Missouri now has a 24-hour waiting period.

03/11/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The History of Bipartisanship in Missouri’s Legislature

In this year’s session, there have been signs that some seek to return to an era when policy overrode politics.

03/11/2014

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Mo. Bill Would Allow ‘Beer By The Bottle’ Sales

Missouri retailers could start selling beer by the bottle under legislation given initial approval in the state Senate.

03/11/2014

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Missouri House Panel Mulls Recreational Marijuana Legalization

No action taken in committee

03/10/2014

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Mo. Casino Revenue Declining

A recent decline in Missouri’s casino revenues is raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling revenue.

03/10/2014

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