First Ward candidates support pay for City Council members

All four candidates say the council deserves some level of pay or stipends.

Tax break proposed for hybrid buyers

A tax incentive of $2,000 or 10 percent of the vehicle’s price, whichever is the lower number, was given preliminary approval Monday for cars produced in the U.S.

House to debate amendments to higher education budget

An amendment to include funding for the Preparing to Care initiative, requested by all of the state’s two- and four-year state colleges and universities, will be among the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon.

Three of four council candidates advocate more wards

With ward reapportionment only a couple of years away, candidates say the time has come to boost the size of the City Council and better represent constituents.

Republicans to meet to elect delegates for congressional district and state caucuses

Boone County GOP members must fill 110 delegate slots, plus alternates. Three delegates will have the chance to attend the national convention in September.

Boone Hospital Center to receive $191,000 as part of a women’s health initiative

The hospital plans to use the funds to educate women about cardiovascular-related diseases.

Boone County Ballot List

This is a list of Boone County ballot candidates and issues outside of Columbia.

Six Missouri superdelegates still up for grabs

Six Missouri Democratic superdelegates remain unpledged more than a month after the Missouri primary, and many show no sign of coming close to making a decision.

Midwifery law reviewed by state Supreme Court

The law legalizing midwifery was stuck down in August because it was not related to health insurance, opposers of the law say. A midwives group is appealing the decision.

McCain has nomination; Democrats still divided

Hillary Clinton won the Rhode Island primary Tuesday night and raced to a big lead in Ohio but struggled to make a major dent in Barack Obama’s delegate lead. Arizona Sen. John McCain clinched the Republican nomination.

Columbians choose delegates for Clinton, Obama

The parking lot of Rock Bridge High School was full to capacity on Thursday night as 143 residents turned out to elect delegates to the district nominating convention.

Flu cases spark concern in Missouri legislature

The chair of the Senate Public Health Committee has filed a bill to create a pilot program to bring vaccines into schools.

Former House and Senate member announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District

A second person who has represented Columbia in Missouri’s legislature has joined the campaign for the 9th Congressional District. Ken Jacob, a former member of the Missouri House and Senate, said he has opened an exploratory committee with every intention of entering the race.

About half of the candidates for state offices expected to file on first day

Tuesday is the first day candidates can register to run for election. About 350 people are expected to file Tuesday.

State Rep. Judy Baker running to replace Hulshof

Baker's announcement places her among two Democratic and three Republican candidates running for the seat in Congress.

Horner withdraws from school board race

School board candidate Kevin Horner filed a statement of withdrawal this morning to remove his name from the ballot in April, saying did not think he had the right motivation.

Kelly Schultz enters race for 21st District

Kelly Schultz, former director of legislation for Rep. Jeff Harris, D-Columbia, has entered the race for the 21st District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Local Democrat Sean Spence announces candidacy for 25th District

Spence said he believes his background in government and business provides him with the knowledge to serve Missouri’s 25th district.

Judge selection method open to vote under proposed amendment

JEFFERSON CITY — Critics of the way some Missouri judges are selected today filed a proposed constitutional amendment to let voters pick a new method.

Law dictating governor use of state cars needs work, audit says

JEFFERSON CITY — A state audit of the governor’s office released Thursday points out continued problems with political and personal use of state vehicles.