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Steve Stenger (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Stenger: Diehl Resignation Presents Challenges

Stenger noted getting legislation passed that enables a sales tax for law enforcement is a priority.

05/20/2015

Customary papers thrown at end of legislative session in Jefferson City. Photo taken May 15, 2015 by Tim Bommel

CAPITOL PERSPECTIVES: Sexting & Filibusters

KMOX bureau chief Phill Brooks looks at the legislative session that was

05/18/2015

New Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) addresses the media at the close of the legislative session on May 15, 2015 (Tim Bommel photo)

Analysis: Mo. Legislative Session Ends in Chaos

AP takes look back at what passed & what led up to Todd Richardson becoming House Speaker

05/16/2015

Rep. Mark Richardson being sworn in as House Speaker (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Elects Speaker After Resignation Over Texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.

05/15/2015

Photo: Getty Images

Intern in Sexting Scandal Breaks Silence

Katie Graham, of Joplin, Mo., and a student at Missouri Southern State University, sent out a statement late Thursday evening.

05/15/2015

(Courtesy of Todd Richardson Official Twitter page)

Missouri Republicans Choose Richardson as Next House Speaker

Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

05/14/2015

Missouri attorney general Chris Koster (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Attorney General, House Republican Lay Out Steps to Change Missouri’s Ethics Laws

A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state’s ethics laws.

12/09/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri House Keeps Funding for Park Takeover

Money for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year’s proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.

03/26/2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon stand after taking the oath of office for a second term as Missouri's Governor at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 14, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Lawmakers Mull Changes to Governor’s Budget Power

Enacting a constitutional amendment would require voter approval if the measure passes the Legislature

01/01/2014

Photo: AFP/Getty/ Timothy A. Clary

Missouri License Officials: Gun List Is Secure

Revenue officials told a House committee they began requiring documents such as concealed carry permits as part of an effort to deter fraud.

03/11/2013

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