As the Missouri legislature adjusts political districts for 2013, Columbia could get shuffled from the vanishing 9th District to similarly-rural District 4.
The bill would extend term limits from eight to 16 years for both House and Senate members.
The measure, which would let election officials verify voters' information electronically, now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
If passed, the bill would let Ameren ask its ratepayers to pay up to $45 million to cover the costs for seeking an early site permit for a second nuclear power plant.
The Missouri House has passed a bill that consolidates Missouri's nine congressional districts into eight based on data from Census 2010.
The Missouri National Guard will provide safety checks, traffic control and evacuation aid for flood relief in Poplar Bluff because of the recent flooding of the Black River.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has not said whether he will sign or veto any of the redistricting proposals from the Republican-led legislature.
Lawmakers had worked through the night largely in private to reach a compromise. Frustration from the inability to get a deal continued Friday.
Rep. Chris Kelly wants voters to decide whether to raise Missouri's current 17-cent cigarette tax to 98 cents per pack.
John Brunner, chairman of the health care products company Vi-Jon Inc., said Tuesday he is considering entering the 2012 Senate race.
The new agreement removes the 50-dog limit like the Senate bill the Missouri legislature passed last week and also adds $1.1 million for dog breeding regulation and enforcement.
The results of a closed-door meeting among Republicans to discuss the redistricting process Monday remains unclear as representatives say they still have not reached an agreement surrounding new redistricting maps.
The approval of a bill that allots $189 million for local school districts Monday will save Columbia Public Schools $3 million.
The common characteristic of the four topics is that they carry some controversy — and thus are potential veto targets for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. And Republican legislative leaders want to put themselves in the best possible position in case they wish to attempt a veto override.
After their usual Saturday morning routine at Lakota Coffee, the new judge and his wife went to the courthouse for the swearing-in ceremony.
This position becomes available upon the appointment of Christine Carpenter as circuit judge.
Gov. Jay Nixon's re-election campaign says fundraising shows strong early support.
The St. Louis university is one of 12 finalists in the running to host a presidential or vice presidential debate in 2012.
The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would force insurance companies to create websites telling people what their out-of-pocket expenses would be for various medical procedures with different health care providers. The bill will receive a third hearing, and a vote will move it to the House.
The bill would require fired employees filing discrimination suits to prove the discrimination was the motivating factor in their dismissal. It would also limit the amount of punitive damages they can receive.