Missouri legislature

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

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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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Tesla Calls Last-Minute Mo. Leg. Amendment a “Sneak Attack”

Tesla Motors, the electric car maker, says an amendment tacked onto a bill by the state Senate would shut it down by barring its direct-to-consumer sales model.

05/09/2014

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Mo. Legislature Considers Tanning Bed Restrictions

The bill would require parental consent for any person under the age of 17 using a tanning bed.

05/08/2014

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Mo. Legislature Sets Aside $2M For Normandy Schools

District is financially-strapped, partly because of school transfer costs.

04/08/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon talks with reporters. (Photo by UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Tax Cut Advances Despite Nixon’s Concern

Despite concerns from the Democratic governor, Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature passed an income tax cut Tuesday that could reduce state tax revenues by hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

04/01/2014

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Bill Could Make Marriages Easier For Inmates

A measure making it easier for inmates to get married is moving through the Missouri Legislature.

03/17/2014

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