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Attorney General, House Republican Lay Out Steps to Change Missouri’s Ethics Laws

A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state’s ethics laws.

12/09/2014

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Speaker Jones to Set Up Committee to Investigate Koster

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is called out in a New York Times article saying he called off an investigation into 5-Hour Energy after receiving gifts from lobbyists.

10/29/2014

Cards to pick numbers for Mega Million lottery tickets are seen at Circle News Stand on Dec. 16, 2013 in Hollywood, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Speaker-elect Announces Proposal to Abolish Missouri Lottery

The top Missouri House education leader fully supports the incoming Speaker of the House’s proposal to abolish the state’s lottery.

10/02/2014

Police officers arrest a demonstrator on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nixon’s Decision to Drop Ferguson Curfew Draws Criticism from Diehl

Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to drop the curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday drew criticism from Missouri’s House Majority Leader John Diehl.

08/19/2014

Tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on  Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hancock & Kelley: Continuing Coverage Of The Unrest In Ferguson

Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones says his worst fears are being realized. Looters and protestors are being pushed into Dellwood and Ferguson. Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, now a professor of Policing and the […]

08/18/2014

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Missouri Transportation Sales Tax Plan in Jeopardy

A proposed transportation sales tax that had appeared headed for the ballot now is in jeopardy of failing in the Missouri House, a potential casualty of a successful Republican push to cut income taxes.

05/09/2014

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Missouri Senate Votes to Override Tax Cut Veto

The Senate’s 23-8 party-line vote was just enough to meet the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds majority.

05/06/2014

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Mo. Legislature to Decide on Override of Gov. Nixon’s Veto

An override would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate.

05/05/2014

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Nixon Adds New Wrinkle to Medicaid Expansion Plan

The Democratic governor outlined an initiative dubbed “Missouri Health Works” that would use federal money to pay a portion of the private health insurance costs for businesses with fewer than 150 employees.

04/28/2014

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House Members Could Discuss Bonding Proposal

The Fulton State Hospital is Missouri’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility and the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River.

04/28/2014

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