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.
The trimming makes up a small portion of the overall budget and mostly won't affect the services people expect from government.
The Missouri Press Association says a bill that would severely limit records to crime scene images is detrimental to a free press and an open government.
The proposed money would help decrease student costs such as course fees for students across the state, but would not affect the planned tuition increases.
Chris Koster broke with his party to file an amicus brief that says the new law requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance is unconstitutional.
The redistricting plan was passed by a 4-3 vote and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor. There, the House's plan will be put up against the Senate's plan.
The report by a commission of business leaders from around the state has recommendations on how Missouri can boost its economy.
To view the images, a person would have to get written permission from the victim's family or a court order.
The president of the Columbia Professional Firefighters said the union has no plans to stay on the sidelines in future municipal elections. Organizations' endorsements were a lightning rod in this year's City Council election.