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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
JEFFERSON CITY — House Democrats, many dressed in mourning black, railed against their Republican counterparts on Monday for failing to pass legislation that they say could have protected the … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Pornographic or explicit images and political deepfakes created by artificial intelligence have gotten the attention of legislators in Missouri. Rep. Adam Schwadron, R-St. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — There are currently more than 1.1 million Missourians over the age of 60. Estimates suggest that older adults will outnumber minors for the first time by 2030, and older adults … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has swiftly moved to pass House Bill 1488, sponsored by State Rep. Brenda Shields. The bill, which received overwhelming support with a vote of 113-39, … more
The Missouri House this prior week passed a tax credit package aimed at addressing the state’s childcare crisis. The legislation passed with a vote of 113-39 to provide tax credits to … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Revenue has begun accepting electronically filed state tax returns for tax year 2023, as well as the IRS accepting federal tax returns for individual … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson delivered his final State of the State address Jan. 17 with education, workforce development and infrastructure among key priorities as he unveiled a record … more
The Missouri Republican State Committee has announced it expects to host a traditional caucus on March 2 to choose its presidential preference candidate and has set the following rules for the … more
Jefferson City — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said Jan. 3 that information regarding the state’s move from a Presidential Preference Primary run by the state to a Caucus … more
Missouri’s second-longest serving member of Congress announced Thursday he will not seek a ninth term. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Republican who turns 72 this year, said in a social … more
The Missouri Senate picked up Wednesday afternoon largely where it left off when it adjourned in May, with a group of Republicans holding court for more than an hour to vent frustrations with the … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly passed two lengthy public safety bills with wide-ranging provisions Thursday, covering topics from celebratory gunfire to fentanyl test strips. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Senators debated a bill regarding a presidential primary Thursday afternoon, with many voicing concerns about election integrity and cost incurred by local election officials. … more
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