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Lawmakers might resist governor's proposed cuts to higher education

Columbia lawmaker Kurt Schaefer says he does not intend to follow Gov. Jay Nixon's recommended cuts to state support for higher education.

Missouri to receive USDA funds for summer flood relief

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.

Wikipedia editors question English site's first 24-hour blackout

Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: "Imagine a world without free knowledge." 

Missouri Supreme Court chief calls for changes to parole, probation

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.

Greyhound seeks to move operations to Wabash Station

The City Council is reviewing a proposal from the national bus line to use the downtown Columbia Transit stop as its primary local terminal.

A look at the Twitter reaction to Gov. Nixon's State of the State address

Here's a look at what the response to Gov Jay Nixon's State of the State address was on Twitter.

McCaskill visits Columbia to discuss alternative energy options in Missouri

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. 

Missouri Gov. Nixon to deliver State of the State address

The Missouri governor is expected to focus on jobs and other economic issues.

Huntsman's departure a marginal help to Romney in South Carolina

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.

Republicans map strategy as Congress returns after payroll tax debacle

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.

Missouri bill would post grant, budget cut information online

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.

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.

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