U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman participated in a debate in St. Louis County on Tuesday.
Mike Atkinson filed his paperwork Monday to become the third to do so in the north-city ward. The deadline to file as a candidate for Columbia City Council is Tuesday.
The Columbia resident recently resigned as the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The governor said he would continue to look for ways to put money into classrooms, directing cuts toward the administration instead.
Among the considerations for closing the state's budget gap are an overhaul to the school funding formula.
The former Massachusetts governor was declared the winner in the week hours Wednesday, by just eight votes.
Several staffers have departed since December, but aides for U.S. Rep Todd Akin say the exodus is no indication of trouble or turmoil in the Senate campaign; it's simply a move to get ready for the new year.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has survived several decades in politics as a lawmaker, prosecutor and auditor, is heading into a challenging campaign year against an economic headwind that may imperil incumbents.
Mitt Romney unleashed his attack on the president as his rivals vied in increasingly acerbic terms to emerge as his principal, conservative rival in the long march of primaries to follow the Jan. 3 caucuses.
State Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, asked Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to recuse her office from writing a ballot summary on the proposed initiative.
An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday.
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blew the Birds Point levee last spring, state officials fretted over the potential loss of 130,000 acres of prime farmland. The crops came back, almost immediately. A village, which had survived for generations in the lee of the Mississippi, didn't.
Newt Gingrich's slide mirrors his newfound troubles nationally, and it has boosted Mitt Romney's confidence, while fueling talk that Ron Paul could win Jan. 3 in the first state caucuses.
David Valentine, associate director of public service at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs, concluded that term limits have harmed the ability of lawmakers to tackle tough policy decisions.
Different MU organizations are gearing up to get students more involved and registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
The rearrangement of state House and Senate districts provides candidates with new opportunities. Candidates may choose which district to run in for the 2012 election but must live in the new district for a year to be eligible for re-election in that district in 2014.
Missouri Sen. and noted Mitt Romney advocate Roy Blunt was elected to Senate leadership.
Baker, who is from Columbia, has been mentioned as a possible candidate to lead the University of Missouri system.
The grants, which are part of the Caring for Missourians initiative, will be awarded for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. MU will be receiving nearly $150,000 in 2012.
McCaskill partnered with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to propose the legislation. The two said it is an example of what bipartisanship can produce.