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Missouri Legislature passes $26 billion spending plan

Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant — a sticking point that garnered criticism from lawmakers concerned it could hurt services for low-income families and others.

A look at Missouri's $26 billion budget passed by lawmakers

A look at the department spending totals authorized in the 2016 fiscal year budget passed Thursday by the Missouri Legislature, compared with the amounts included in the 2015 budget.

Mo. House OKs changes to municipal court practices

Missouri lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with changes to municipal court practices, lower limits on revenues from traffic violations and restrictions on public access to police camera footage as part of a legislative response to unrest in Ferguson.

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50-year-old plant preparing for show before it dies

A giant plant that has been at Truman State University for roughly five decades is getting ready to put on the show of its life before succumbing to its inevitable fate.

Remains of Centralia soldier killed in 1970 return home

The remains of a Missouri soldier killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War are back home.

Man charged in fatal shooting on Job Corps campus

A 20-year-old man was charged Thursday in the shooting death of a fellow recent arrival to a federal job training program in St. Louis.

Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

Efforts to block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from extending bonds to help build a new St. Louis football stadium have failed.

Missouri Legislature approves $84M more for K-12 basic aid

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure granting $84 million more in basic aid to K-12 public schools.

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Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

The parents of Michael Brown filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer, a confrontation that sparked a national protest movement.

Missouri lawmakers set to debate $26 billion spending plan

A $26 billion budget plan for next year that would keep spending for Missouri social services stagnant could be coming to a vote.

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Still footing the bill for Nixon

Audit: Governor still spending money from other departments

Gov. Jay Nixon’s office and Mansion operations continue to spend money lawmakers budgeted for other state offices and agencies, the state auditor’s office said Wednesday.

New auditor to cut deputy, chief of staff

Missouri’s deputy state auditor said he and another official will lose their jobs once a new auditor takes office next week.

Nixon cites concerns about welfare-cut measure on children

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he has concerns about a bill passed by lawmakers that would reduce how long people can receive welfare benefits.

Coalition changes tactics in clean energy effort

The Sierra Club and more than 20 other Missouri organizations will band together to form the Missouri Clean Energy Coalition, environmental activists announced Wednesday during an Earth Day rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Mo. House advances cellphone charge for 911 services

Emergency 911 systems in Missouri would get a new funding stream under a measure supporters said Wednesday is needed to enhance outdated services across the state.

House sends medical malpractice caps to Gov. Nixon

A measure to reinstate limits on lawsuit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk three years after the state Supreme Court overturned lower caps.

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House OKs limiting access to police camera video

Public access to video from police cameras in Missouri would be restricted under a measure that’s part of the legislative response to the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson.

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Panel to weigh future of Confederate soldiers memorial in St. Louis

The 32-foot memorial to the Civil War’s fallen Confederate soldiers has towered for a century near the visitors center of St. Louis’ sprawling Forest Park. Now, the granite shaft faces its own brewing battle over its place there along “Confederate Drive.”

Missouri corn planting pushed back by wet conditions

Wet conditions across Missouri have pushed corn planting back and could result in possible yield loss in the southern part of the state.

Official: new Missouri auditor to cut deputy, chief of staff

Missouri's deputy state auditor says he and another official will lose their jobs once a new auditor takes office next week.