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.
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.
Enacting a constitutional amendment would require voter approval if the measure passes the Legislature
Revenue officials told a House committee they began requiring documents such as concealed carry permits as part of an effort to deter fraud.
The bill would allow the companies to charge ratepayers for infrastructure costs through a surcharge.