Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, included a call to revamp the judicial nomination process in his opening day remarks to the chamber. But other lawmakers who are also attorneys are hesitant to change Missouri's judicial selection process.
Incumbent Bob Wagner and Darrell Foster are both seeking a five-year term.
One lawsuit object to the newly drawn map for the state's Senate districts. Two others contend the U.S. House districts serve partisan ends.
The legislation, filed by Sen. John Lamping, would exempt anyone earning less than $2,000 from having to pay state income tax. It would offset the reduction in state income tax revenues by increasing the cigarette tax.
Deadline of submitting petitions for Second and Sixth Ward City Council seats was 5 p.m. Tuesday. Several candidates filed a petition for the City Council seats.
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.