Jefferson City Area Local News
Prosecutors in Missouri could use evidence of past criminal behavior in child sex abuse prosecutions under a proposed state constitutional amendment approved Friday by the state Legislature.
Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a measure restoring expired exemptions to the state’s open-records law.
A bill passed in the closing hours of Missouri’s legislative session Friday could patch a hole in the state budget for early childhood programs and some health care initiatives.
With just 2 1/2 hours to spare before the Legislature's 6 p.m. deadline, the state Senate cast the final votes needed to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill re-imposing closed-records status to security and emergency response plans for schools and other public buildings.
State employees in Missouri could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Parents could give up their babies without legal consequences up to 45 days after birth under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri lawmakers have approved legislation that would require education officials to seek grants and donations to help children with special needs such as autism.
Missouri's legislative session was ending Friday in a familiar way, with the failure of a proposal that would have overhauled the state's costliest tax credit programs and created several new business incentives.
State Sen. Mike Kehoe reluctantly admitted defeat this morning on his proposal for a 10-year, one-cent sales tax to pay for transportation improvements.
For the fourth straight year, Missouri lawmakers were entering the final day of their annual session with a proposal to overhaul the state's numerous tax credit programs still lingering as a remote possibility.
Jefferson City police are investigating a report of a robbery that occurred Thursday night.
To help evaluate conference center proposals
The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action Monday to authorize a contract with Johnson Consulting for $28,750 to help evaluate proposals for a conference center.
Helias High School’s entire campus — not just inside the building — is now smoke-free, thanks to an initiative spearheaded by faculty and students and supported by parents.
State Rep. Jay Barnes and Sen. Will Kraus agree — they encourage Gov. Jay Nixon to sign the veterans courts bill the Legislature sent him this week.
Missouri’s county sheriffs would become responsible for printing concealed weapons permits instead of the state Revenue Department under legislation sent to the governor Thursday.
The Missouri House has made a final offer to senators on a plan authorizing new business incentives and trimming some existing tax credits.
Missouri welfare recipients could not spend their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or adult-entertainment establishments under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday.
Play is unique addition to anniversary
The “Apostle of Central Missouri” celebrated Mass in what would become Taos with 20 families May 28, 1838.
A Jefferson City man charged with robbing Bank Star One in New Bloomfield in October 2012 was found guilty following a court trial, Thursday.
Missouri’s official state manual has been banished to the Internet for the past few years. But it could make a return to print.