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Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Legislative Reforms Lagging a Year After Michael Brown’s Death

The Wall Street Journal reports that other than a few successful bills on body cameras for police officers, most other measures have failed or stalled amid opposition from police unions and prosecutors.

08/06/2015

Kansas City Senator Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Gov. Jay Nixon issued the following statement regarding the announcement that Sen. Paul LeVota is resigning from the Missouri Senate: “Although I have not received a formal letter of resignation, I understand that Senator LeVota […]

07/24/2015

Sen. Paul LeVota (Courtesy of the Missouri Gov. official website)

Nixon: Claims Against Missouri Lawmaker ‘Deeply Troubling’

Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the claims raise questions about LeVota’s ability to serve in office.

07/23/2015

turkey farm

USDA: Many Factors Considered Amid Animal Disease Outbreaks

Missouri was one of three states who had to kill mass quantities of birds due to bird flu earlier this year.

07/17/2015

Springfield, IL

Ill. Senate Budget-Veto Override in Doubt; No Decision Yet

Key Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be lifted to break the months-long spending deadlock before Wednesday’s deadline.

07/14/2015

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Nixon Signs Ferguson-Inspired Court Reform Measure Into Law

Nixon: “Under this bill, cops will stop being revenue agents and go back to being cops.”

07/09/2015

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Illinois May Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Gays Under 18

Opposing lawmakers say this kind of treatment should remain a choice for those who want it. Supporters say it will remain a choice for those over 18, but minors should be protected from it because it is harmful.

06/03/2015

U.S. Capitol (Credit, Randy Yagi)

How Partisan is Your Member of Congress? New Index Answers

Rodney Davis and Mark Kirk most bipartisan in bi-state. Jason Smith and Dick Durbin most partisan.

05/31/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri on March 22, 2011.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri Senate Quits Early, Killing Numerous Bills

Senate Democrats briefly relented Friday from a weeklong blockade to allow final approval of a bill reauthorizing $3.6 billion of annual health care provider taxes for the state’s Medicaid program. But that was the only bill they let come to a vote.

05/15/2015

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Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly Force

The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.

05/15/2015

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