Legislators call for termination of SynCare's contract with state

A number of concerns have arisen over the ability of SynCare to fulfill its duties of providing support and assessment of health care plans. A provision in their contract with the state fines them $5,000 for every month they do not do so.

Missouri lawmakers seek answers in Medicaid contract flap with Indiana company

The House Interim Committee on Budget Transparency is expected to summon officials from the state Department of Health and Senior Services to a noon meeting Wednesday.

Missouri Gov. Nixon may back tax relief for Joplin businesses

Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday there is "a solid shot" of including the tax break on the agenda for the legislative session that begins next Tuesday.

New, modified laws to be enacted Sunday

The laws, which go into effect at midnight on Sunday, come from both the Missouri Senate and House.

As Libya reaches 'tipping point,' Gadhafi's whereabouts unknown

Although U.S. officials don't know the whereabouts of Moammar Gadhafi, President Obama said Gadhafi no longer has power in Libya.

Gov. Nixon calls special session of General Assembly

Gov. Jay Nixon called for a special session of the Missouri General Assembly on Sept. 6 to discuss job creation priorities and recovery efforts for natural disasters.

Voter forum on photo ID requirement set

Missouri's November 2012 ballot will include a proposed amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID. A public forum Sept. 14 will address this issue.

Obama's plan: New jobs proposals, challenging GOP

President Barack Obama plans to announce a broad package of tax cuts, construction work and help for the millions of Americans who have been unemployed for months.

Former Columbia pastor pushes for ballot initiative to limit payday-loan rates

The proposed Missouri ballot initiative would limit interest rates on payday, car-title and other short-term loans to 36 percent.

Ron Paul makes headway in GOP presidential nomination race

The Texas congressman believes in a very limited role for government. He finished second in this weekend's Iowa straw poll.

Tim Pawlenty exits GOP presidential nomination race

Some Republicans feared Pawlenty would not bring the fight to President Barack Obama if he were elected the GOP presidential nominee.

2012 GOP race jolted with Iowa straw poll, Perry's entry

A slew of Republicans are seeking the chance to challenge President Barack Obama in fall 2012. Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally entered the race Saturday, as Iowa straw poll voters picked Michele Bachmann as their top choice.

Obama headed to Midwest to talk jobs

President Barack Obama's bus tour begins Monday and will take him to prairie communities in Minnesota and through Iowa and Illinois.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate redistricting panel struggles to reach deal

How to redistrict the St. Louis area was one of the biggest topics of disagreement.

Missouri Senate redistricting panel struggling

The commission,facing an Aug. 18 deadline for proposing a tentative map, meets again next week.

Texas Gov. Perry: Turn to God for answers to nation's woes

Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted what he has called a national day of prayer before an audience filled with people who sang with arms outstretched in prayer.

Nixon: No land tax credit included in Missouri special session

Nixon and lawmakers have been working on an agreement for an economic development package. The governor is planning a special session in September.

Debt ceiling legislation has graduate, professional students worried about finances

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.

Senate passes emergency legislation to raise debt limit, Obama signs

Following the House's vote on Monday, the Senate followed suit with last-minute debt legislation on Tuesday.

Democrats, Republicans 'really close' to debt deal, McConnell says

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.