Many Republicans objected to the cost of the nearly $80-billion-a-year food stamp program, which has doubled in the past five years. The vote was 234-195 against the bill.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Missouri's April unemployment was 6.6 percent.
The state department of agriculture says there are more than 400 species of bees in Missouri.
A sixth beach remains closed because of flooding.
Future events are planned over the next few months in Linn, Jefferson City, Boonville and Columbia.
The former president of Missouri Southern State University will receive $185,400, the equivalent of a year's salary.