Analysis: Missouri lawmakers may target judiciary

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.

Two file for Boone Hospital board

Incumbent Bob Wagner and Darrell Foster are both seeking a five-year term.

Missouri high court considers redistricting challenges

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.

Missouri bill would cut income tax, raise cigarette tax

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.

Filing deadline closed with five Columbia City Council candidates

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.

GOP Senate hopefuls critical of Obama, McCaskill

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman participated in a debate in St. Louis County on Tuesday.

Co-owner of The Candy Factory files for Second Ward council seat

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.


Baker likely to run for Missouri lieutenant governor

The Columbia resident recently resigned as the regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Nixon says university borrowing plan 'off the table'

The governor said he would continue to look for ways to put money into classrooms, directing cuts toward the administration instead.

Missouri lawmakers facing weighty financial issues

Among the considerations for closing the state's budget gap are an overhaul to the school funding formula.

UPDATE: Mitt Romney celebrates GOP win in Iowa

The former Massachusetts governor was declared the winner in the week hours Wednesday, by just eight votes.

Akin's son to manage campaign for Senate in Missouri

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.

McCaskill hopes Missouri voters will view her as watchdog in Senate

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.

Romney looks past Iowa rivals to criticize Obama

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.

Carnahan denies conflict over Missouri renewable-energy ballot measure

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.

GOP Iowa caucus campaign enters final week

An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday.

Mississippi River town of Pinhook struggles to reclaim its community after levee break

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. 

In Iowa, attacks hurt Gingrich, open up GOP caucus race

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.

Analysis: MU professor's study finds fault with Missouri term limits

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.

Organizations helping college students become more active in elections

Different MU organizations are gearing up to get students more involved and registered to vote in the upcoming elections.