The vote came after Sen. Eric Schmitt gave an impassioned speech about his son, who has epilepsy.
The Missouri Senate endorsed a budget plan Monday that ensures a funding increase for public education but will require negotiations with the House to hammer out the final specifics.
The measure that could pave the way for private, nonprofit groups to develop a preschool rating system.
The Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.
The tax is estimated to generate $800 million annually and $8 billion over its 10-year lifespan.
With only weeks left in the legislative session, senators considered a House-passed bill that would nullify any federal attempt to limit gun ownership in Missouri.
The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.
The Missouri Senate majority leader says the chamber could debate ethics legislation this week that would curb lobbying.
A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.