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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Deadline Nears For Missouri Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Legislature is in turmoil, with only one day remaining to try to straighten things out and pass legislation. The Legislature faces a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to approve bills

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Todd Richardson sworn in
Todd Richardson Sworn In as Missouri House Speaker (AP Photo)

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 suggestive text messages with a college freshman serving as a Capitol intern

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

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

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John Diehl
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of Missouri House)

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

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon

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

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon

New Office To Coordinate Missouri’s Efforts To Retain Military Bases Heads To Governor Nixon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure that would create a new office to coordinate Missouri's efforts to retain military bases is headed to Governor Jay Nixon's desk. The Missouri House Wednesday voted to approve the measure 138-15

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Mike Parson
Mike Parson (Courtesy of Missouri Senate)

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 month for banning video recordings of meetings

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Salome Taylor
(Photo by Tim Bommel) Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder on May 6 presented Salome Taylor of Sedalia with a 2015 Senior Service Award. She was one of 25 winners of the award, which recognizes Missouri seniors for their volunteerism. From left, Missouri Rep. Nathan Beard, who nominated Taylor for the award, Taylor, and Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder.

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 Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. Taylor was nomi

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Edward Jones Dome
Edward Jones Dome (courtesy of (AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance)

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

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Gov. Jay Nixon
Gov. Jay Nixon (Courtesy of Governor's Office)

UMKC To Receive $7.4 Million in State Funding For Enterprise Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governor Jay Nixon says the University of Missouri-Kansas City will receive $7.4 million in state funding for a planned $14.8 million enterprise center. Nixon announced the funding yesterday for UMKC's Robert W

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