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Nixon Vetoes Student Transfers Bill, Some St. Louis-Area Legislators Frustrated

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed House Bill 42, saying it fails to solve the problems of unaccredited school districts in the St. Louis region and creates new problems and mandates for public schools across the state.

06/26/2015

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New Minimum Wage Proposal: Still $15 Per Hour, Longer Wait

City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.

06/24/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Kirk Personally Apologizes for Senator’s Comment on Women

Sen. Mark Kirk has apologized for what he said to a fellow senator that was captured by an open microphone on the U.S. Senate floor and offended many.

06/15/2015

Congressman Roy Blunt  (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Blunt Won’t Be Returning Donations From Hastert

Says that would imply examining behavior of every single person who gives money.

06/11/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.

05/07/2015

File photo of pipe to be used for construction of a pipeline. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Blunt: No More Excuses for Obama on Keystone XL Pipeline

Missouri Republican calls Keystone an opportunity to drive the economy and decrease reliance on foreign energy.

01/14/2015

Victor Callahan named to the State Tax Commission.

Missouri Democratic Senator Appointed to Tax Commission

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named departing Senate Democratic leader Victor Callahan to the State Tax Commission.

12/31/2012

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Durbin Pushes for Congressional Plan on Disaster Spending

A U.S. senator from Illinois says severe weather events are becoming more frequent, and Congress needs to consider how it plans to pay for disasters.

12/10/2012

Richard Webster

Capitol Perspectives: Dick Webster, the Senate’s Most Colorful Character

He was a long-time senator from the southwest Missouri town of Carthage, serving from 1963 until his death in 1990. One of my reporters at the time described Webster as an amateur actor and he certainly treated the Senate chamber like his personal stage.

11/30/2012

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Durbin Turns Up Heat Over Curfew for East St. Louis Nightclubs

“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”

04/11/2012

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