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Candidates down as campaign begins

A smaller than usual number of candidates signed up Tuesday for the August primary elections as Missouri’s 2014 campaign season officially got underway.

House endorses voter photo ID requirement

Missouri House Republicans are trying again to enact legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots, and they’re hoping the courts or the Democratic governor don’t stand in the way this time.

Senate ethics panel ponders limits for campaign gifts, lobbyists

State senators heard two bills to limit campaign contributions and lobbyist expenditures at a hearing of the Senate Rules and Ethics Committee on Tuesday.

KC pushes aggressively for GOP convention

Nearly 40 years have passed since the national political spotlight last shone on this city, when Ronald Reagan tried unsuccessfully to oust President Gerald Ford at a contested Republican National Convention.

Kehoe builds big campaign warchest

Sen. Mike Kehoe added nearly $100,000 to his campaign funds during the last quarter of 2013, raising his total to nearly a half million.

Many Cole County incumbents ready for re-election bids

Only two of the 10 incumbents for Cole County’s seven offices and three judgeships said last week they’re not running again — and they both have been saying it for several years.

Osage County Republicans hold Lincoln Day event

The Osage County Republican Committee rolled out a new voter program, expected to be replicated across the state, at its annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Thursday at the Westphalia Lions Club Hall.

Missouri GOP stresses unity as potential primary looms

A potential Republican primary for Missouri governor was stirring concern among some party activists Saturday as hundreds of Republicans gathered for an annual conference — unity being its unofficial theme.

Missouri GOP endorses farming ballot measure

The Missouri Republican Party has endorsed a ballot measure seeking to create a constitutional right to farm.

Mo. Senate passes gun nullification bill

Missouri senators have passed legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing some federal gun laws.

Nixon signs Missouri candidate filing legislation

Members of the military and people with disabilities would have a better chance to be listed first on the ballot under a measure Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law on Wednesday.

Bill proposes to limit lawmaker/lobbyist deals

‘We all know it’s wrong — and it’s time we stopped it’

Missouri lawmakers need better guidelines on what their relationships with lobbyists can be, state Sen. Brad Lager told the Senate’s Rules, Joint Ruled and Elections Committee Tuesday afternoon.

Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.

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Capitol issues inspire humorous Valentine tweets

What would you say to your #MOLegValentine?

Mo. Senate delays debate on income tax cuts

The Missouri Senate has delayed a debate on tax cuts while negotiations continue with Gov. Jay Nixon's office.