Missouri’s Capitol will be quieter this week as state lawmakers take a weeklong spring break.
In this year’s session, there have been signs that some seek to return to an era when policy overrode politics.
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.
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.
Rallying with one of the largest crowds of the year, Gov. Nixon urged activists to implore reluctant lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage.
On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, nearly 100 gay rights supporters rallied at Missouri’s Capitol.
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.
The Democrats’ bill is not expected to pass. But Republican Rep. Jay Barnes plans to introduce his own Medicaid proposal.
The leader of a Missouri House committee says she’ll reschedule a 6:45 a.m. hearing after opponents of the measure complained.
The GOP won control of the Senate a dozen years ago and now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.