Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and legislators are trumping up a baseless allegation that the state Department of Revenue is compiling a secret gun database to share with the federal government.
Gov. Jay Nixon wants to know how much flexibility Missouri has to make market-based changes or require co-payments from adults earning up to 138 percent of the poverty level, which is about $27,000 annually for a family of three.
One new panel consists only of House GOP leadership, and it is the only committee that has received meals from lobbyists.
The legislature did not object, so three executive orders by Gov. Jay Nixon will take effect Aug. 208, shifting duties among departments.
Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat, has served as attorney general since 2009 and previously was a state senator and local prosecutor.
After falling victim to hackers, the company said it has found and contained the breach but advises customers to continue monitoring their accounts for fraudulent charges.
The committee agreed to provide a $66 million increase in basic state aid to public elementary and secondary schools on top of a $3 billion core budget.
The legislation endorsed Monday would set up a test program that would provide transportation for children who live more than 50 miles away from their parent's prison to visit them.
Under the legislation, nursing mothers would be excused from jury duty upon submitting a written note from a doctor.
The city removed 14 cats and a dog from Delores Metcalf's home Monday. Police said most of the animals are in fair condition.