Missouri Senate Votes To Up Funding For Public K-12 SchoolsSenators were split on whether to give the extra money to K-12 schools while state revenues are lagging.
Police Union Concerned About Bias in Search for ChiefCity Charter requires promotion from within, while state law would allow a chief to be chosen from outside the department.
Missouri House OKs Budget with Hike in K-12 School FundingThe proposed funding increase for public schools comes after lawmakers last year passed legislation to lower funding targets in state law, a policy Democratic lawmakers slammed.
After Residency Dispute, Hawley Rents Capital City ApartmentDemocrats had raised the issue after Hawley, a Republican, took office in January.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Traffic Tickets Factor in City Status Switch for 2 VillagesOfficials of two St. Louis County municipalities say a new state law that caps revenue from traffic tickets played a role in their decision to switch from village to city status.
St. Louis County Drug Task Force Accused of Violating State LawShow-Me Cannabis allegation: By state law, the St. Louis County Drug Task Force can only receive state funding if it has an oversight board. A Sunshine Law request for minutes of oversight board meetings was answered with "no such documents exist."
Chesterfield Bans Texting While DrivingNo more texting while driving in Chesterfield - the city council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday night prohibiting all texting and driving in city limits.

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