Missouri legislature

Mo. Senator Says Legislature Will Consider Armed Offender Docket

“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”

09/18/2013

St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

The Armed Offender Docket’s Next Battleground: The Mo. Legislature

On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.

09/17/2013

Capitol Perspectives: Political Courage

Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.

09/13/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Lawmaker Compares Governor’s Campaigning to Nazi Propaganda

“If you will remember, propaganda served as an important tool to win over the majority of the German public during Adolf Hitler’s rule.”

09/06/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Votes on Mo. Income Tax Cut Could Draw Challengers

The leader of a conservative group said that it may recruit primary challengers to run against any Republican lawmaker who votes “no” on an attempt to override the veto.

08/23/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Lawmakers Optimistic About School Transfer Changes

Rep. Mike Colona, D-. St. Louis, says he feels good about the eventual outcome because stakeholders, including parents and children, will have input.

08/19/2013

Doe Run smelter in Herculaneum, Mo. Photo: KMOX

Doe Run Co. Seeks Override of Nixon Veto

Lead miner says its very future is at stake, unless Missouri House takes action.

08/18/2013

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Nixon Defends Veto of Mo. Tax Cut Legislation

Nixon sent lawmakers a letter Monday that said enacting the tax cuts could jeopardize Missouri’s AAA-credit rating. Nixon says credit rating agencies noted the legislation in reports this month.

07/30/2013

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Missouri Legislators Play The Name Game

State lawmakers are beginning to single-out their legislation with names of children, like Bryce and Sahara.

06/23/2013

If you drive past the Old Courthouse downtown you'll notice that workers are starting to take down the scaffolding that has completely surrounded the historic structure for more than a year. Building Restoration Co. out of St. Paul Minnesota undertook the $3.47 million project to replace more than 500 limestone cornice stones which had stood up to a century-and-a-half of the St. Louis blistering summer, freezing winter cycle. The Old Courthouse, which among other things served as the site of the ground-breaking Dred Scott decision, now looks much like it did when it was completed in 1862 during the U.S. Civil War, although work on the building had begun 23 years earlier in 1839. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

St. Louis Developers Rejoice As Missouri Legislature’s Clock Runs Out

St. Louis developers celebrate after the Missouri legislator ran out of time before getting around to cutting historic tax credits.

06/16/2013

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