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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.

Missouri lawmakers debating Bright Flight changes

Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks to decide whether to expand a college scholarship for top students in an effort to employ them in the state after graduation.

Missouri business tax break has wide reach

Legislation awaiting a likely veto by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would create a new tax break for the owners of local diners and downtown antique stores.

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MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business

A freshman at MU majoring in journalism, Karen Spears, 18, owns an art business she calls The Korean Pears, making colorful, abstract paintings built around hand-lettered sayings or quotes.

Missouri Republicans outline new gun proposal

Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights — barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies.

Missouri mulls state funds to districts for preschool

Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

Missouri Senate readies for transportation tax debate

Bills should come up in next couple of weeks

After taking testimony on both bills Wednesday morning, a Missouri Senate panel last Thursday recommended the full Senate pass two proposed constitutional amendments to pay for transportation improvements around the state.

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Tim Decker - Working for child welfare

Strengthening the child welfare workforce is one of Tim Decker’s toughest challenges and top priorities.

Freebairn challenges Kehoe for Missouri Senate

Democrat Mollie Kristen Freebairn of Jefferson City filed last month to run against incumbent Mike Kehoe in the Missouri Senate’s 6th District.