Only a day after he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, Todd Akin is getting criticized for his vote on the debt limit. Sarah Steelman, former Missouri Treasurer, said he has become part of the Washington establishment.
Missouri law already makes it a felony for teachers, student teachers, school employees and volunteers for school programs to have sexual contact with a student while on school property or school buses. The bill now makes such activity illegal off school property.
So far, Akin and Sarah Steelman, former state treasurer, have announced their candidacies for the office.
The Columbia City Council voted to reject a request that would have allowed two East Campus houses to house four unrelated residents instead of three.
Members of Grass Roots Organizing, including Columbia residents, are traveling to the JPMorgan Chase shareholders meeting to protest the federal government's support of the banking industry.
Gov. Jay Nixon often waited to jump into contentious issues during the 2011 legislative session. But, while this approach may have been frustrating to some lawmakers, he seemed capable of uniting diverse interests.
The Missouri Democrat co-sponsored a measure that would cut off subsidies such as a deduction originally intended to boost manufacturing. It would close a loophole that allows oil companies to shield themselves from taxes by deducting royalties paid to foreign governments.
Legislators approved a resolution creating a 10-member joint House and Senate committee to examine the salaries of state employees. The panel will compare Missouri's wages to those of other states.
The legislation would let individuals donate $2 or more to the Organ Donor Program Fund through a check-off box on their state income tax forms.
The legislation would keep Missouri in compliance with rules set by the national Democratic and Republican parties.
A portion of Republicans and most Democrats are against the right-to-work legislature that some Republicans are trying to push through the Missouri Legislature before the session ends May 13.
Martin's change in plans comes after new congressional district boundaries were enacted in response to the 2010 census.
The primary would move from February to March. The legislation also requires presidential candidates to produce copies of their birth certificates.
Plans to redistrict the state to include one less district continue to be debated by congressmen. Missouri House leaders overrode Nixon's veto of a recent proposal.
The vote Thursday morning came after senators agreed to trim $14 million from a bill reauthorizing the expenditure of about $450 million in federal stimulus money.
The Missouri House and Senate cannot agree on how higher education funding, school district transportation and a senior prescription drug program fit into the state budget.
An outbreak of celebrations happened across the country after hearing the news Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. operation. Crowds gathered outside the White House, and MU students swarmed Greektown in Columbia.
Unemployment benefit collections are not matching up to numbers projected by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.
Many scholars argue the burial goes against Islamic tradition and could provoke violence against Americans.
As the Missouri legislature adjusts political districts for 2013, Columbia could get shuffled from the vanishing 9th District to similarly-rural District 4.