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Missouri Lawmakers Spend Week on Spring Break

Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.

03/17/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: The History of Bipartisanship in Missouri’s Legislature

In this year’s session, there have been signs that some seek to return to an era when policy overrode politics.

03/11/2014

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Staffer to Mo. House Speaker Resigns After Leaving Loaded Gun at Capitol

Dave Evans of O’Fallon was a legislative assistance for Jones at the time of the incident. His 9mm pistol was found atop a toilet paper dispenser in a men’s restroom at the Missouri Capitol.

10/03/2013

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Loaded Gun Left in Missouri Capitol Bathroom

Capitol Police identified the owner as David Evans, a staffer for House Speaker Tim Jones. There was one round in the chamber and six more in the magazine.

09/23/2013

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Nixon Rallies with Supporters to Push Medicaid Expansion

Rallying with one of the largest crowds of the year, Gov. Nixon urged activists to implore reluctant lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage.

04/16/2013

A participants holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Gay Rights Advocates Rally at Missouri Capitol

On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, nearly 100 gay rights supporters rallied at Missouri’s Capitol.

03/27/2013

Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Missouri Bill Would Protect “Good Samaritans” In Heroin Overdoses

St. Louis resident Kelly O’Connell says her son died because whomever was with him was too afraid to call police when her son overdosed.

03/06/2013

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Mo. House Panel To Consider Medicaid Expansion

The Democrats’ bill is not expected to pass. But Republican Rep. Jay Barnes plans to introduce his own Medicaid proposal.

02/25/2013

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Mo. House Hearing on Voter ID Changed After Outcry

The leader of a Missouri House committee says she’ll reschedule a 6:45 a.m. hearing after opponents of the measure complained.

01/24/2013

The Thomas Jefferson statue drips with icicles as a banner blows in the wind on the steps of the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 13, 2013. Several state wide elected officals including Governor Jay Nixon will take their oath of office on January 14, 2013, during Missouri Inauguration ceremonies. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20's for the ceremony.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Republicans Marking 10 Years of Power in Missouri House

The GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

01/22/2013

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