Missouri Lawmaker Wants House Intern Program SuspendedDemocratic Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, of Ferguson, said Monday that the House culture hasn't improved enough since former House Speaker John Diehl Jr. resigned in May 2015 while admitting to sending sexually suggestive text messages to an intern.
House Considers Bill to Reduce Time for Jobless BenefitsLawmakers in a House committee on Tuesday approved legislation to reduce the time laid off workers could receive benefits from 20 weeks to 13 weeks, if the state's jobless rate is below 6 percent.
Missouri Considers Tougher Penalties After 'Swatting' DeathRepublican Rep. Bill Kidd of Independence has filed legislation to hold pranksters civilly and criminally liable if they make a call resulting in an emergency response.
Missouri Lawmaker Wants Civics Test Requirement for CollegesThe proposal would require every college student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate.
Missouri House Endorses Bill to Loosen Hair Braiding RulesSponsoring Rep. Shamed Dogan, a St. Louis County Republican, says the legislation "removes unnecessary and irrational burdens'' imposed by government.
4 GOP Lawmakers Call for Missouri Governor's ResignationThe calls from Republican women for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign are adding up.
Missouri Lawmaker Raises Fist During PledgeDemocrat Bruce Franks Jr. stood with his right hand raised in a fist Wednesday while most of his colleagues held their hands over their hearts on the opening day of the legislative session.
Missouri Governor Slams Call for InvestigationA bipartisan group of six Missouri state senators is calling for a legislative investigation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.
Missouri Legislature Passes Electricity Rate IncentivesLawmakers agreed with Gov. Eric Greitens on Friday to allow major electricity users to negotiate lower rates in an effort to lure hundreds of jobs to southeast Missouri, though some legislators worried the move could eventually mean higher utility bills for average customers.
Gov. Greitens Calls Special SessionGov. Eric Greitens is calling a special session, as many anticipated he would do, but it's only on one topic, and one topic only -- a bill to attract a steel mill and an aluminum smelter to Southeast Missouri.
Gov. Greitens Not Pleased With Job Done By State LegislatureMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens is not happy with the Missouri Legislature, which ended its regular session Friday, leaving several bills to die from neglect.
Scottrade Center, Bridgeton Subdivision Buyout Bills Get the AxAmong the bills dying on the final day of the Missouri legislative session is one that would help fund renovations to Scottrade Center.

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