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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Sets Special Election to Fill Missouri House Vacancies

Special elections have been scheduled to replace three Missouri lawmakers who resigned.

23 hours ago

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Missouri County Officials: FBI Questions Consulting Contract

FBI agents are asking questions about a $75,000 contract awarded to a Missouri consultant, county officials said.

06/24/2015

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

St. Louis News Editors Spar Over Police Report Details Included in Article

Was Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a past affair with a Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon staffer newsworthy, and should it have included the name of a possible victim of sexual assault?

06/23/2015

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Ex-House Speaker Had Affair with Governor’s Aide

A police report says former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl acknowledged having an affair with a former aide to Gov. Jay Nixon.

06/19/2015

New Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) addresses the media at the close of the legislative session on May 15, 2015 (Tim Bommel photo)

Mo. House Speaker Creates Team to Review Intern Policy

House Speaker Todd Richardson has announced that they will create a team to review the intern policy in the Missouri House

05/28/2015

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Missouri Senate Hires Attorney for ‘Sexting’ Case

The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a “workplace harassment complaint.”

05/26/2015

Steve Stenger (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Stenger: Diehl Resignation Presents Challenges

Stenger noted getting legislation passed that enables a sales tax for law enforcement is a priority.

05/20/2015

Customary papers thrown at end of legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo taken May 15, 2015 by Tim Bommel

CAPITOL PERSPECTIVES: Sexting & Filibusters

KMOX bureau chief Phill Brooks looks at the legislative session that was

05/18/2015

New Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) addresses the media at the close of the legislative session on May 15, 2015 (Tim Bommel photo)

Analysis: Mo. Legislative Session Ends in Chaos

AP takes look back at what passed & what led up to Todd Richardson becoming House Speaker

05/16/2015

Rep. Mark Richardson being sworn in as House Speaker (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over Texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.

05/15/2015

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