In connection with child abuse investigation
Judge had tossed child abuse case against former Eldon coach
Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon’s Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.
Rule changes ahead?
Three Jefferson City School Board members spent more than an hour Wednesday morning talking about whether the “Open Forum” portion of board meetings needs to be changed.
A national report confirms what state officials have been saying for some time: Missouri’s roads and bridges are deteriorating — especially in the state’s rural areas.
Blair Oaks High School’s 100 graduates heard a lot about “family” during Sunday night’s Commencement Ceremony.
Long-time Missouri Capitol observers kept saying they never had seen the type of filibuster the Senate’s Democrats launched during the session’s final three days. And both parties accused the other of stopping action on bills that still needed to be debated.
Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally were pleased.
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.
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.
State of inaction
With only three days to go before the end this year’s General Assembly, state senators on Wednesday took no votes on any bills.