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House panel mulls impeaching Nixon

An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school

A Potosi teacher recently told students “they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school,” state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

House panel advances school transfer bill

The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue

Bill focused on children in post-secondary school

State Children’s Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

Police: 13-year-old was driving for drunk dad

Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

Mo. House endorses motorcycle helmet law change

The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while traveling on the road.

Mo. House endorses June primary election date

The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

Senate panel adopts tuition restriction

A Missouri Senate committee adopted a state budget provision Tuesday to prevent public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993. William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.

House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.

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Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.

Columbia police investigate homicide

Columbia police are investigating the death of a man in an apartment building as a homicide.

Nixon: Tax cuts bill spells disaster

Gov. Jay Nixon promised Tuesday afternoon to veto a tax cut bill lawmakers sent him last week.

Missouri Democrats name new staff leaders

The Missouri Democratic Party announced a pair of new leaders Monday as it heads into a 2014 election with a goal of putting a dent in the large state legislative majorities enjoyed by Republicans.

Latest death row appeal focuses on execution drug

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.

Lobbyists spent $200K on lawmakers' trips

Industry and special interest groups spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers, according to a newspaper analysis.

Mo. senator wants Koster's opinion on gun bill

A Republican state senator asked Missouri's top law enforcement official Monday for a legal opinion on pending legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws.

Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.

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