Leaders’ goals include less red tape for businesses, more money for schools
With veto-proof majorities in both the Missouri House and Senate, the Legislature’s Republican leaders expect a lot of support for their agenda in the 2015 General Assembly that began at noon Wednesday.
Demonstrators disrupt state Senate opening
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, on Wednesday afternoon introduced a six-page remonstrance urging fellow Democrat Jay Nixon to resign from the governor’s office “immediately” — or face impeachment by the Missouri House.
Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders vowed to push back against big government as they started the 2015 session Wednesday with their largest numbers of Republicans ever, a significant shift in power for a place once known as a swing state.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the biggest gap among Americans involves faith, not finances.
House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.
Missouri lawmakers will return to the state Capitol today to kick off the 2015 legislative session, with an agenda that will include issues related to the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson by a white police officer and renewed attempts to rewrite Missouri’s laws for struggling schools.
TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring.
Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to deliver his annual State of the State Address on the evening of Jan. 21.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has made a friendly wager with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on the Citrus Bowl game.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
Potential candidates eyed a Staten Island congressional seat Tuesday as Republican Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation, following a guilty plea on tax evasion charges.
One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures.
For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections.
Wealthy political activist Rex Sinquefield’s donations to Republican Catherine Hanaway’s campaign for governor have reached $900,000.