Missouri House members passed a 1-cent sales tax increase for transportation funding Wednesday, but the issue that has divided the majority Republicans is still a long way from becoming law.
Missouri lawmakers appear likely to restore dental coverage for hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid recipients, nearly a decade after it was eliminated.
As Rabbi Susan Talve, surrounded by sign-toting protesters, took the podium Tuesday at the Rally for Women’s Lives, 200 activists from across the state stood silently.
The Missouri House on Tuesday gave first-round approval to a 10-year, 1-cent sales tax increase dedicated to transportation projects, after rejecting two proposed amendments that would have raised state fuel and diesel taxes and limited funding for bicycle infrastructure.
Missouri’s five-member Public Service Commission is trying to figure out how to handle what Commissioner Steve Stoll called its “unusual” cases — Noranda Aluminum’s twin requests that the PSC rule that Ameren Missouri is taking in more revenue than allowed in its current rate structure, and for the PSC to reduce the rates that Noranda now pays for Ameren’s electricity.
The Missouri House passed a bill preventing discrimination based on a student’s religious beliefs in schools by a margin of 131-16 on Tuesday.
Ameren Missouri hopes to be generating electricity by the end of the year from a new solar farm near O’Fallon in St. Charles County.
Opponents of Common Core favor legislation
Opponents of the Common Core education standards and their allies in the Missouri Legislature are looking to oust the State Board of Education — at the ballot box.
Damage to railroad tracks caused by last week's flash flooding in west-central Missouri is forcing changes in Amtrak passenger service.
The Missouri House has advanced legislation overhauling the state's criminal code, but without a reduction in punishment for first-time marijuana crimes.
Missouri senators are looking to spend more money on promoting the state to potential tourists.
Missouri voters would be asked to approve a 1-cent sales tax to fund roads, bridges and other modes of transportation under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the state House.
The Missouri official responsible for representing consumer interests before utility regulators will be leading a state division tasked with developing an energy plan.
Most state employees can expect to see a 1 percent raise in next year’s paychecks, not the 3 percent Gov. Jay Nixon proposed in his State of the State address three months ago.
Members of Kansas City’s film community hope to reel some business after the city’s long-dormant film office reopens.
Bill would expedite appeal process in cases of child victims
The Senate Judiciary Committee considered legislation Monday night to expedite the appeals process for defendants sentenced to death who had also kidnapped their victims.
With little debate, the Missouri Senate on Monday approved the list of 303 building renovation and rehabilitation projects to be tackled with money raised from the sale of revenue bonds.
A southeastern Missouri lawmaker is facing two charges of driving while intoxicated stemming from separate arrests in the capital city, according to court documents released Monday.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday that his office has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting a suburban St. Louis auction house from doing business, citing complaints from dozens of customers about missed payments for auctioned items.
The Missouri Senate endorsed legislation Monday to overhaul the state’s criminal laws for the first time since 1979 and create new punishment ranges for felony and misdemeanor crimes.