How customers' rates would be affected by water bond

To support the initial purchase of the bonds, rates for utility customers would rise steadily over the next six years. There would be two annual increases of 1.5 percent on the monthly rate and four more of 5 percent, accounting for a total rate increase of 23 percent.

Utilities offer stances on clean-energy initiative

The ballot measure would set renewable energy standards for those operating in Missouri.

Issues that could face the high court

Lawyers Stephen McAllister and David Frederick recently addressed at MU some of the issues that the Supreme Court could face during the next presidency.

Palin stops in Missouri, says Obama hiding true tax plans

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, swung through southern Missouri Friday, speaking to an estimated 20,000 supporters, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Top state senator wants to change attorney general's office

Gibbons, a Republican, wants to emphasize justice over headlines.

Former prosecutor says experience with badge prepares him

Koster has been a senator for Missouri's 31st District, in the western part of the state, since 2004.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.

Gibbons calls on Koster to pull down 'factually false' ad

In the latest twist in the television back-and-forth between the two former colleagues, Republican Michael Gibbons is calling out Democrat Chris Koster's campaign for including factual inaccuracies in their most recent statewide ad that was released Thursday.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Baker cites strength to stand up for what's right

Democrat seeks seat in U.S. Congress after four years in state legislature.

Luetkemeyer brings jack-of-all-trades background to race

He'll tell you it's the story of Small Town, USA, where hard work and conservative values eventually meet opportunity.

Libertarian's Congressional bid nothing new for her

Tamara Millay is becoming a well-known name on Missouri ballots.

Minister says life of good works prepares him for office

Constitution Party candidate Rod Farthing roots his policies in faith.

State senator moving quickly through government ranks

The Republican candidate for state treasurer says he learned the value of hard work and fiscal responsibility from his parents.

Zweifel cites middle-class background as asset

When he's not traveling around the state and attending events, state Rep. Clint Zweifel, D-St. Louis County, tries to spend as much time with his family as he can.

Palin to visit Springfield on Friday

The "Road to Victory" rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the university's McDonald Arena. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Palin children traveled on state's tab

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children's travel expenses. State law does not specifically address expenses for a governor's children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business.

Attorney general candidates criticize DNR in third debate

Democratic candidate Chris Koster said the Natural Resources Department has not done its job of adequately regulating the environment, while Republican candidate Mike Gibbons said the relationship between the department and the attorney general's office needs to be repaired.

McCain convenes BBQ business meeting

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain ate lunch with local business owners at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and greeted a crowd of about 150 people outside the restaurant.

Dwyer hopes to cut down government waste

Chris Dwyer's family values, business savy, and Air Force experience give him a unique angle in the race for 19th District seat.