The Committee to Protect Journalists accused the Egyptian government of orchestrating attacks on reporters to deprive the world of independent information about the unrest. CNN's Anderson Cooper and correspondents from Belgium, Russia and Israel were among those roughed up or detained.
The House Financial Institutions Committee and House Agri-Business Committee both were scheduled to meet and vote on legislation Wednesday.
Finance reports show Claire McCaskill has more than $900,000 in her campaign account. Challengers Sarah Steelman and Ed Martin have $200,000 and $40,000, respectively.
A Missouri representative wants harsher penalties for those convicted of human trafficking at the state level. The proposed measure would bring the state penalties up to the same level as federal statutes.
A local Democratic group held a State of the Union watch party downtown Tuesday night.
Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, has proposed a bill to lower the income tax, abolish the corporate tax and raise Missouri's sales tax in order to collect revenue for the state.
On Monday, state senators debated requiring Missouri voters to present a photo ID at polling places. In 2006, the Missouri Supreme Court declared a similar law unconstitutional on the grounds that it hinders an individual's ability to vote.
Donna Lichtenegger's account displayed an embarrassing status update saying she loved lobbyists.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said the legislation will not see the light of day there, but the GOP leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said bluntly, "I assure you we will" have a vote on it.
The text from the governor's address Wednesday.
Nixon's budget director Linda Luebbering said Missouri revenues are still forecast to fall short of the original budget.
Lawmakers voted Thursday to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber, but rejected a ban on smoking in their own offices.
House committees are looking at a bill that would require drug-testing for people who receive cash welfare payments and a bill that offers tax deductions for small businesses that create full-time jobs.
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer has selected leaders for the chamber's 18 committees.
As auditor, Schweich pledged Monday to look for ways to make government function better at a lower cost.
He is the only state official being sworn into office Monday.
Backers filed nine versions of a proposed constitutional amendment that would phase out income taxes while levying a state sales tax on more purchases.
Allen West of Florida was sworn in Wednesday.
The Republican decided to not seek re-election and said he will work primarily out of Thompson Coburn's Washington, D.C., office.