More Legislators Back a Renewed Death Penalty in IllinoisSome state legislators believe a heftier penalty should be set for killers of children or law enforcement.
The Latest on the Missouri Legislative SessionLawmakers have rejected an effort to make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.
Statehouse Sex Scandals Carry Public Costs and ConsequencesIt's as if politicians have forgotten the lessons of former President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998 — but ultimately remained in office — after being accused of lying about his sexual relationship with a White House intern.
McCaskill, Richardson on 'Dress Code' as Response to Harassment AllegationsU.S. Senator Claire McCaskill sent letters to Missouri Representatives Bill Kidd and Nick King on Tuesday, following reports that the legislators were considering instituting a dress code for interns as part of a response to allegations of sexual harassment against interns.
Lawmakers Concerned About Public Funding for New StadiumThe effort to block Nixon has failed in the legislature. State Sen. Eric Schmitt says he can’t make a decision on public funding for the stadium until there’s an actual financing package presented for consideration.
Missouri Lawmaker Says He Helps Others Hide Lobbyist GiftsAn ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting.
Officers May Face Restrictions Using Deadly ForceThe officer related shooting in South Carolina that led to murder charges against the officer would be legal in Missouri, but that could change.
Ride-Sharing Companies Lobby in Jeff City; Taxi Commission Won't BudgeTaxies are still your only choice in St. Louis, which is now the largest city in the country without any ride-sharing services, and Uber and Lyft are all the rage across the country.
Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed LimitsA measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.
Loud 'No' from Missouri Senate Concerning New STL Football StadiumOne day after Gov. Jay Nixon's administration told legislators it could float bonds without their approval for a new St. Louis football stadium, a resolution was offered in the state Senate to shut the door on the idea.
Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School AidMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to propose a $50 million increase in basic school aid during Wednesday's State of the State address, but some education groups already have concerns that it won't be enough to avoid potential cuts.
Capitol Perspectives: Politically Correct SpeechThis football season, when sports reporters confront the question of what to call the Washington Redskins, they'll experience a conundrum we government reporters have been facing for decades. It is the conflict between accurate speech versus politically correct speech.
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