Although the federal government managed to avert a national financial crisis, many professional and graduate students fear they may face a financial challenge as a result of cuts to subsidized student loans.
Following the House's vote on Monday, the Senate followed suit with last-minute debt legislation on Tuesday.
No compromise had been sealed Sunday, just two days before a deadline to raise the federal debt limit and enable the government to keep paying its bills.
Tuesday's deadline still looms large as Republicans and Democrats appear to be at a standstill.
The House passed the bill 218-210.
Gov. Jay Nixon hired former Missouri State University president Mike Nietzel as a policy adviser. He also made changes in his communications office.
Gov. Jay Nixon will order the Missouri General Assembly back to Jefferson City, and he will ask lawmakers to pass an election bill to move next year's presidential primaries.
Five of Missouri's six statewide offices are up for election in 2012, including those of state treasurer and lieutenant governor.
Schweich said his campaign failed to report contributions greater than $500 because of an error by a company hired to handle his campaign finances.
The former first lady was known for her candor, support for causes more liberal than her husband's and her dedication to helping those with addictions.
Gov. Jay Nixon cited requirements for special elections in the event of statewide office vacancies and changes to local election regulations among reasons for the veto.
Earlier this year, the legislature passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for a photo ID mandate in Missouri. The lawsuit filed Wednesday pushes for the measure to be blocked from the 2012 ballot.
The bill would have pushed back the deadline for elderly and disabled facilities to comply with sprinkler system mandates from 2012 to 2014. Nixon said the original five-year deadline is enough time.
The state auditor's office said inadequate records made it impossible to distinguish among official, political or personal purposes.
Sen. Jane Cunningham feels she can have a greater influence in the state Senate.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was forced to pay an additional $1,889 for in-state hotel expenses. He previously had to repay the state $52,300.
The bill would have given group homes an extra two years to install fire sprinkler systems.
Gamers say violent or not, video games are an art form, so they're happy the Supreme Court gave games a little love in a ruling early this week.
A Monday vote will decide if another member will be added following questions of lack of minority representation. Mayor Bob McDavid said the resolution would only apply to the current committee.
Zweifel is running for a second term. He was first elected in 2008.