The recent decision by the governor to reopen the abandoned state penitentiary for tours has reminded me of my own time behind the walls decades ago.
It started as a simple, although seemingly humorous bill in the Senate to expand the legal definition of an egg.
I suspect few, if any, of the current members of the Missouri Senate understand why their chamber desktops have what look like brass drains you would find in a kitchen or bathroom sink.
Before term limits, the budget was at the center of some of the greatest and most entertaining legislative battles that I have seen.
KMOX’s Phill Brooks joins Mark to talk about the second half of the legislative session.
During the past few weeks I’ve been wondering whether the “Law of Unintended Consequences” will become a defining signature for the 2013 session.
One of the major changes in Missouri’s legislature in recent years has been the decline of abortion politics.
Every two years around this time, statehouse folks anxiously awaited release of the manual by the Secretary of State.
One of the issues that has generated discussion within the press corps this legislative session is a bill to take away the offices and parking spaces at Missouri’s Capitol that are assigned to reporters who cover state government.
There’s a long tradition of filing bills for symbolic purposes or to make a statement.