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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
JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation barring minors from receiving gender-affirming care and preventing transgender youths from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity was sent … more
JEFFERSON CITY — When Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June 2022, trigger laws went into effect to ban or restrict abortion in many states, including Missouri. The … more
JEFFERSON CITY — With three days remaining in the Missouri General Assembly’s 2023 session, many Republican priorities have yet to get to the floor for final action. The House on … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House approved compromise legislation Tuesday that asks voters to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution. HJR 43  changes the initiative petition … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, says he didn’t think he would win when he first appeared on the 2012 ballot for a state House seat. Voters in the 44th House District … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The largest road construction project in state history — nearly $3 billion to rebuild Interstate 70 across Missouri — now only needs the signature of Gov. Mike … more
Norman Brown spent 31 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder when he was 17, though he never killed anyone. After his release in 2018 thanks to a lawsuit against the state, … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House gave initial approval Tuesday to a resolution that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment forbidding ranked-choice voting. Rep. Ben Baker, … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The House passed legislation Monday that would extend Medicaid benefits to eligible postpartum women for a period of 12 months following the end of their pregnancy. The vote … more
JEFFERSON CITY — The legislature’s top open enrollment advocates both say they feel optimistic about passing legislation this session — but possible changes to the flagship bill in … more
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