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Missouri loses congressional seat with 2010 census

The state will elect eight representatives to the U.S. House in 2012, rather than nine. The change also creates an issue for the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.

ANALYSIS: Reality tempers spending recommendations in Missouri

Pay raises have been replaced by layoffs. Federal stimulus money is about to run out. Tax revenues are below last year's levels. Gov. Jay Nixon is projecting a budget gap equal to almost 10 percent of Missouri's general revenues. Reality is tempering recommendations for state spending.

Report shows Steelman funds not 'terror free'

Former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman encouraged investors to avoid doing business with companies that sponsored terrorism, but reports show that she owned investments with companies engaged in the activities she denounced.

Gov. Nixon confirms he will seek re-election

Nixon has his eyes set on a second four-year term.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon confirms he will seek re-election

Nixon's campaign said the governor has raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections.

Missouri Ethics Commission fines ex-state House member $322,000

The Missouri Ethics Commission levied the fine against Rodney Hubbard, his campaign and the campaign's treasurer.

St. Louis Democrats hope to preserve black congressional district

If Missouri loses a U.S. House seat, state legislators from St. Louis say it shouldn't be the 1st District seat held by Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Roy Blunt's record on earmark spending

Mayer is selected as new president pro tem by chance

The runner-up for the position suggested the influx of staunchly conservative Republicans from the Nov. 2 election contributed to the loss of support for him.

Missouri House Democrats elect new minority leader

Rep. Mike Talboy was elected Thursday night. He said his main priority will be a new jobs package.

GRAPHIC: See how Boone County voted

How did your precinct vote? Use our interactive graphic to see results in every precinct in Boone County in local and statewide races.

COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS TABLE

Here are the results for all races on the ballot in Columbia.

SLIDESHOW: Voters, candidates gather at watch parties

As the polls closed for election night, voters across the state gathered with their favored candidates to watch results come in. Missourian photographers captured the highs and lows of the candidates' watch parties.

Jubilant GOP wins U.S. House, falls short of Senate

Incomplete returns showed the GOP picked up at least 57 House seats — the biggest party turnover in more than 70 years — and led for eight more, far in excess of what they needed for a majority.

 

 

Blunt rides Republican wave to victory in U.S. Senate race

Republican Congressman Roy Blunt declared victory over Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in the race for Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat. The win followed a trend of Republican wins across the state and nationwide.

Taser issue voted down

Citizens and police can continue using Tasers in Columbia after Proposition 2 was roundly defeated. The group People for a Taser-Free Columbia planned to issue a statement Wednesday.

Voter turnout about 47 percent in Missouri

Figures from the secretary of state's office show more than 1.9 million people voted Tuesday.

Incumbents mostly retain seats in local state House races

John Cauthorn, Stephen Webber, Chris Kelly, Paul Quinn, and Mary Still were elected to the General Assembly.

Police see vote of confidence in Taser ban results

With the defeat of Proposition 2, Columbia police will continue to use Tasers. Meanwhile, People for a Taser-Free Columbia plan their next course of action.

Election 2010: Proposition B passes narrowly

New rules for dog breeders in Missouri, strongly supported by the Humane Society of the United States, were approved by the smallest of margins in Tuesday's election. Breeders have one year to come into compliance with the new regulations.

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