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Galloway brings financial experience, young perspective to state auditor’s office

It’s the experience and not the age that matters, new Missouri Auditor Nicole R. Galloway said last week in an interview just two weeks after she took the job.

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Dan Lennon — New Tourism director can boast show business pedigree

Missouri’s new director of Tourism knows how to draw a crowd. As a member of a musical family, Dan Lennon entertained for more than a decade at the Lawrence Welk Resort Theater in Branson.

Widow wins ruling in battle over late husband's estate

A Ladue woman has won the latest legal battle over her late husband's multimillion-dollar estate.

St. Louis jailers fired for excessive force

Seven corrections officers at a St. Louis jail have been fired for using excessive force after apparently retaliating against an inmate who attacked an employee.

St. Louis area adviser sentenced for fraud

A 43-year-old St. Louis area investment adviser faces nine years in prison and has to pay more than $3 million in restitution.

1 killed in shooting outside Kansas City water park

A police chief says one person has been killed and another injured in a shooting near a water resort in eastern Kansas City, Missouri.

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A look at key bills from Missouri’s 2015 legislative session

Missouri lawmakers ended their annual session Friday. Here’s a look at some of the major issues that passed and failed.

Time limits on ballot language challenges sent to governor

The Missouri Legislature sent Gov. Jay Nixon a measure Friday supporters say would make things easier for county clerks and prevent reprinting costs when ballot measures are changed by courts close to an election.

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Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails

Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

Missouri lawmakers reauthorize tax to fund Medicaid

A one-year reauthorization for a tax that provides a large chunk of funding for Missouri's Medicaid program is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk on the final day of session.

Missouri lawmakers approve tax notification requirement

A measure that would require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses when there are changes in tax policy is headed to the governor's desk.

Missouri Senate quits early, killing numerous bills

The Missouri Senate has quit early on the final day of its session, causing the demise of numerous bills.

Missouri lawmakers approve expanding orders of protection

Victims of rape and sexual assault would be able to get orders of protection against their assailants under a measure sent to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Marriage proposal on Missouri Legislature's last day

Missouri House members broke into applause as Rep. Shelley Keeney, of Marble Hill, accepted a marriage proposal on the dais.

Time limits on ballot language challenges sent to governor

The Missouri Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a measure that would move up the deadline for deciding court challenges to ballot measures.

Missouri deadly force bill fails after Senate quits early

A Missouri bill limiting when police can use deadly force is dead for the session after the Senate quit early without voting on it.

Missouri House OKs trusts for money earned by foster kids

Young adults in the custody of the state who earn money from work or job training may have funds deposited in a trust fund under a measure sent to Missouri's governor.

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Missouri House elects speaker after resignation over texts

The Missouri House unanimously elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot on Friday following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl, who acknowledged exchanging sexually suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern.

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Dysfunction crowds final day of session

Senate meets for less than 45 minutes on Thursday

The Missouri Legislature came to a standstill Thursday, jeopardizing scores of bills with just one day left in the session, as the Republican House speaker announced his resignation amid a scandal and Senate Democrats blocked all debate because of lingering animosity over a bill limiting union powers.

Schaefer: Special session could change Medicaid

Among the 175 bills and resolutions still waiting for the Missouri Senate’s approval today — the Legislature’s last day for the 2015 session — is the federal reimbursement allowance, or FRA, that means more than $3.6 billion in Medicaid funding for the state budget.