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Work zones, permanent lane closures to remain in place The upcoming Memorial Day holiday signals the start of summer travel, and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be … more
As Missouri’s legislators count down the hours left in this year’s session of the General Assembly, county government officials are on the sidelines waiting for something not likely to … more
JEFFERSON CITY — In 2023, 35 fatalities occurred in work zone crashes, the highest number of work zone fatalities in Missouri history. Distracted driving contributed to 588 work zone crashes … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s House of Representatives on March 27 took a significant step toward providing clarity and relief for senior citizens across the state by passing HB 2432. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — In an effort to further create a business-friendly economy, the Missouri House of Representatives has approved HB 2274, what House Communications called “a significant … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A Republican legislator Thursday promoted his resolution that would make outlawing abortion in Missouri an enshrined part of the state’s constitution. In a press … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Concerns over teacher intimidation and the critical thinking skills of students were discussed during a Wednesday House hearing on legislation creating a parents’ bill of … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would enact a trio of tax credits for child care was debated in the state Senate before being temporarily set aside Tuesday. A similar bill — which is a … more
JEFFERSON CITY — After many years of failed attempts, sports betting legalization looks promising in Missouri, but not by coming through the legislature. The Winning for Missouri Education … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A resolution expressing support for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border prompted pushback Tuesday from a Democrat. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal by a Missouri lawmaker would establish a new tax credit program that, if approved, would put money back in the pockets of families who homeschool their children or … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri House members questioned National Guard leadership and Parson administration officials Monday over a $2 million request for funding for guard members being deployed to … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill prohibiting state agencies from having “diversity, equity, and inclusion” or similar programs passed out of a House committee this week. The bill,  … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would change the makeup of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was debated Thursday in a continuation of committee chair Don Mayhew’s efforts … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal to repeal the University of Missouri’s exclusive privilege as the only public higher education institution in the state to confer doctoral degrees, including … more
JEFFERSON CITY — For six straight years, Rep. Gretchen Bangert, D-Florissant, has filed a bill that would require cursive handwriting to be taught in Missouri public schools. The bill has … more
JEFFERSON CITY — With daylight saving time arriving March 10, a House committee heard a bill Wednesday that would stop the clock once and for all. If passed, it would align Missouri with a … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers have one responsibility every year: pass a budget. It requires a long, arduous process where funding requests from every state department are heard. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Republicans moved forward Tuesday on imposing limits to the initiative petition process in both chambers of the legislature. The legislation has been a priority of … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday evening that he is deploying approximately 200 Missouri National Guard members and up to 22 Highway Patrol troopers to Texas to assist in … more
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