Missouri legislature

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Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s I-70 Democrats

Geography no longer more important than party label in understanding the voting patterns of state lawmakers.

11/16/2014

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GOP Lawmakers Keep Supermajority in Missouri

Republicans are adding to their ranks in the Missouri Legislature and will soon have even more strength when dealing with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

11/05/2014

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Mo. Lawmakers Override Budget Vetoes

Gov. Nixon could still freeze spending for affected programs.

09/10/2014

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Missouri Teachers Wary Of Concealed Weapons In Class

Lawmakers say the school legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of a deadly mass shooting.

05/31/2014

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Bill Permits Removal of Rowdy Missouri Campers

Missouri campground owners could gain a new tool for dealing with misbehaving guests.

05/23/2014

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

Missouri Lawmakers Send 8 Issues to Voters

Lawmakers have referred an unusually large number of constitutional amendments to the ballot for voters to decide.

05/19/2014

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Capitol Perspectives: A Mixed Legislative Record for Missouri’s Governor

Much of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon’s failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there’s another side to the story.

05/19/2014

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Mo. Legislative Session Scorecard

Session ended Friday night in Jefferson City

05/16/2014

House and Senate negotiators are unable to agree on what kind of penalty should be applied to federal agents who attempt to enforce federal gun laws. (Getty Images)

Missouri Republicans At Odds On Gun Nullification

A division among Missouri Republicans is threatening to derail the state’s attempt to nullify federal laws that are deemed to be infringements on gun rights.

05/13/2014

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

Capitol Perspectives: Civilizing the Legislature

Voter approval of a constitutional amendment to move the adjournment of the legislature’s final day from midnight to 6 p.m. has been a major step in civilizing the process.

05/13/2014

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