Columbia lawmaker Kurt Schaefer says he does not intend to follow Gov. Jay Nixon's recommended cuts to state support for higher education.
Missouri will receive $49 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help recover from the agricultural impact of flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers over the summer.
Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: "Imagine a world without free knowledge."
Chief Justice Richard Teitelman asked lawmakers Wednesday to reduce the number of people in prison for probation and parole violations. The change could save the state up to $16.6 million over five years.
The City Council is reviewing a proposal from the national bus line to use the downtown Columbia Transit stop as its primary local terminal.
Here's a look at what the response to Gov Jay Nixon's State of the State address was on Twitter.
Sen. Claire McCaskill visited the Columbia Municipal Power Plant on Monday to discuss alternative energy sources with city officials and those working in the sector.
The Missouri governor is expected to focus on jobs and other economic issues.
Republican Jon Huntsman's endorsement of Mitt Romney leaves the former Massachusetts governor's more conservative rivals still fighting with one another to emerge as Romney's strongest challenger.
The 2012 congressional session is certain to be driven by election-year politics and fierce fights over the size and scope of government and its taxing, spending and borrowing practices.
The legislation would require the governor to post a daily report online listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.
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.