With legislatures convening across the country, lawmakers are moving quickly to respond to one of the biggest stories of the past year, the police killings of unarmed residents in Missouri, New York and elsewhere.
Gov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster no longer will accept campaign contributions from anyone under investigation by his office.
Missouri conservation officials are scaling back their recommendations for new regulations of deer farms and hunting preserves that were aimed at controlling disease but had prompted cost concerns.
Missouri lawmakers continue to debate legislation that would give gays, lesbians and transgender people protections under the state’s non-discrimination act.
Missouri lawmakers believe that the expansion of top student scholarships, possibly could add a forgivable loan component to the Bright Flight program, keeping students in the state after graduation.
State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.
Judge Neil Cohen held oral arguments Wednesday. He said he’ll issue his decision by Sept. 26.
The meeting is put on by the Teamsters Union, Jobs with Justice and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Bipartisanship seems to be the buzz word after the Illinois House voted on house rules Wednesday.