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

McCaskill, Richardson on ‘Dress Code’ as Response to Harassment Allegations

U.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.

08/18/2015

New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

Lawmakers Concerned About Public Funding for New Stadium

The 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.

06/01/2015

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Missouri Lawmaker Says He Helps Others Hide Lobbyist Gifts

An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting.

05/12/2015

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

Officers May Face Restrictions Using Deadly Force

The officer related shooting in South Carolina that led to murder charges against the officer would be legal in Missouri, but that could change.

04/14/2015

Photo Illustration: David Ramos/Getty Images

Ride-Sharing Companies Lobby in Jeff City; Taxi Commission Won’t Budge

Taxies 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.

03/19/2015

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Missouri Lawmakers Urged to Boost Speed Limits

A measure would raise the speed limit on multi-lane highways in rural areas from 70 to 75 mph.

02/18/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Loud ‘No’ from Missouri Senate Concerning New STL Football Stadium

One 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.

01/29/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nixon Seeks $50M Increase in Basic School Aid

Missouri 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.

01/21/2015

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Capitol Perspectives: Politically Correct Speech

This 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.

11/24/2014

Illinois Capitol

Illinois Legislators Reach Pension Deal

After more than five months of work, Illinois’ legislative leaders announced Wednesday they’ve reached a deal to help solve the state’s $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation’s worst.

11/27/2013

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