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New Missouri Speaker Named After Diehl Resigns
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Diehl announced Thursday that he was resigning after acknowledging that he had exchanged sexually su…
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Receives Environmental Bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has sent Governor Jay Nixon an omnibus environmental bill with provisions that effect wastewater treatment, pollution control and hydraulic fracturing. The measure would require companies get permits before using hydraulic fracturing to extract oil…
Missouri House Speaker Says He Won’t Resign
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says he won't resign from the position but is apologizing for his "poor judgment" after a newspaper reported that he exchanged sexually charged text messages with a female Capitol intern...
Right To Work Bill Heads To Governor Jay Nixon’s Desk
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have used their large majorities to send a "right-to-work" measure to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon but appear to lack the supermajority support to override an expected veto. The Missouri House gave final approval yesterday to a…
Senator Mike Parson Would Allow Recordings
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican Missouri state senator running for governor says he would allow recordings of his public committee hearings. Senator Mike Parson's Wednesday statement comes after liberal advocacy group Progress Missouri filed a lawsuit against him and others last m…
Sedalia Woman Wins Lt. Governor’s Senior Service Award
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder recently announced 25 winners of the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award, including Salome Taylor of Sedalia.
Lt. Governor Kinder presented the awards May 6 after a luncheon for the winners and their guests at the Missou…
St. Louis Stadium Progress Made
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The task force developing plans for a new football stadium in St. Louis now anticipates that the state of Missouri and the city will contribute $250 million to the project, not the $350 million originally anticipated. Task force chief David Peacock made the comments yesterday …
Ethics Complaint Filed Against Missouri House Member
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he helps other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting. Liberal advocacy group Progress Missouri's executive director Sean Nicholson says he filed a complaint agains…

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