Missouri Senate

Gov. Jay Nixon briefs the media on security issues during a news conference  on November 25, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House, Senate Leaders Call for Public Hearings to Investigate Nixon’s Response to Ferguson

Missouri Senate and House leaders today called for public hearings to investigate Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to the unrest in Ferguson, and to determine if emergency appropriations are necessary to fund operations for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri National Guard.

12/01/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Extract Bill

The vote came after Sen. Eric Schmitt gave an impassioned speech about his son, who has epilepsy.

05/01/2014

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Missouri Senate Backs Education Funding Increase

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.

04/29/2014

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

Missouri Senate Passes Preschool Rating Bill

The measure that could pave the way for private, nonprofit groups to develop a preschool rating system.

04/25/2014

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Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan

The Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year that begins July 1.

04/24/2014

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

Mo. Senate Backs Potential for Preschool Ratings

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

04/23/2014

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Mo. Senate Panel Endorses Penny Transportation Tax

The tax is estimated to generate $800 million annually and $8 billion over its 10-year lifespan.

04/18/2014

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

Senate Debates Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

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.

04/16/2014

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Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in Israel

The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.

04/15/2014

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

Mo. Senate Could Consider Ethics Legislation

The Missouri Senate majority leader says the chamber could debate ethics legislation this week that would curb lobbying.

04/14/2014

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