The Republican State Rep. from Kirkwood officially filed for the office this morning, and then hopped in his car to head to Jefferson City.
When Missouri receives an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies next month, the deposit will be less than half of its typical $130 million.
Missouri lawmakers are proposing to boost spending at a state health laboratory in hopes of speeding up the results of newborn blood screenings that test for dozens of health conditions.
The bill Thursday includes money to keep Normandy School District afloat.
After coping through several lean years, Missouri’s Republican leaders now are at odds over whether to save or spend an excess of money.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones said that the mother of House Budget Committee Chairman Rick Stream has suffered a stroke.