Debate Continues Over Prescription Drug DatabaseThe Missouri House did not agree with Senate amendments to a prescription drug monitoring program, including checking for only opioids and purging data after half a year.
Mo. House Supports Repeal of Prevailing WageThe Missouri House has endorsed a bill to repeal the state's "prevailing wage'' requirements for public construction projects.
New House Bill Would Allow Charter School ExpansionThe proposal would allow charter schools, which can currently only operate in urban districts, to expand to other heavily-populated areas such as Columbia and Springfield.
Bill to Increase Punishment for Cop Killers Raises Racial DebateA Missouri House vote to increase punishment for cop killers triggered a racial debate.
Missouri Adds Advertising of Victims to Sex Trafficking Crime BillSupporters of bill 1562 hope that new measures will encourage more victims to come forward.
Lawsuit Claims Voter Fraud in State House RaceChallenger who lost to Rep. Penny Hubbard says absentee vote was skewed.
Black Bear Killing Shines Light on Weak Poaching PenaltiesViolation of poaching is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which means the maximum penalty someone could receive for that act is a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail, Zarlenga says.
Missouri Bill Would Tax Drug Dealers On Their SalesDemocratic Representative Jeff Roorda sponsored the measure and says it would help crack down on drug trafficking.
Mo. Panel to Consider Bill For Filling VacanciesThe proposal would allow the governor to appoint an officeholder until an election could be held. The appointee would be then be barred from running.
Missouri House Members Re-take Oath of OfficeThe 2013 session started last week, and the newly elected legislators pledged to support the "government" instead of the "constitution."
State Senator Green's 25-Year Career In Jefferson City Ends"When I had a chance at 23-year-old to file for office, I did it. I had a lot of people tell me 'you're going to lose' and I knocked on 10,000 doors and we won," he said.
One Vote Decides Missouri House ElectionStacy Newman is the incumbent, and she won 1,823 to 1,822 against challenger Susan Carlson.