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GOP captures governorships in at least 7 states

There were a few bright spots for Democrats in the face of an anti-incumbent groundswell sweeping the nation, including key gubernatorial victories in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.

SLIDESHOW: Election Day in Boone County

Voters began turning out early Tuesday morning in Columbia and around Boone County. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m.

Republicans take control of U.S. House

Republicans have seized control of the House for the first time since 2006, riding a wave of voter discontent and economic woes to directly challenge President Barack Obama's agenda.

Democrats keep U.S. Senate majority; GOP gains 5 seats

Democrats lost Senate seats in at least five states Tuesday, but were guaranteed to keep the majority thanks to wins in California and West Virginia. Republicans scored big wins, taking Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana.

Missouri elections could impact national legislative power balance

Data on how the Missouri elections stack up in the race for control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

23rd District House candidates have strong ties to Columbia

Stephen Webber, the incumbent 23rd District representative, said he wants to continue the work he started in his first term. Challenger Paul Szopa said unemployment is the district's most important issue.

Measure would require elected assessors

No immediate impact is expected from Amendment 1. 

Amendment 3 would prohibit real estate transfer taxes

Though Missouri does not currently impose transfer taxes, Amendment 3 would prohibit any future taxes on real estate transactions from being implemented.

Proposition A would prohibit new earnings taxes

St. Louis and Kansas City currently levy 1 percent taxes on income and business revenues and, if passed, the proposition would subject those taxes to a vote in 2011 and every five years thereafter.

City seeks extension of parks sales tax

Mid-size and neighborhood park improvements is on the list of projects promised to be completed if city voters approve Proposition 1.

Former President Clinton raising money for Skelton

From President Bill Clinton is scheduled to be a special guest at Rep. Ike Skelton's fundraising dinner in New York.

9th Congressional District candidates share views on major issues

Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer, Libertarian Christopher Dwyer and write-in Democrat Jeff Reed are running for positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Financial gap separates Missouri Congressional candidates

While Blaine Luetkemeyer has raised a little more than $1.1 million for his campaign for U.S. Congress, his opponents, Christopher Dwyer and Jeff Reed, are using their modest finances to run grass-roots campaigns.

Senate candidates trade blows in final debate

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt neglected the issues in a forum Friday by bickering at each other instead.

Ordinance would require landlords to tell tenants energy costs

The Environment and Energy Commission is developing the ordinance, intended to create an incentive for landlords to make their properties more energy-efficient.

Study predicts Missouri will lose House seat in 2011

The study did not account for some important population groups in its numbers, so the outcome is not certain.

Boone County House and presiding commissioner candidates meet at forum

Candidates for both positions voiced their concerns of the county budget and economic issues before the Nov. 2 election.

Judge rejects challenge to Missouri tax measure

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a proposed earnings tax initiative for the November ballot.

Carnahan seeks quick resolution for Fox News lawsuit

Robin Carnahan wants her lawsuit with Fox News Network to end soon.  Fox News alleged that Carnahan made a copyright infringement in one of her U.S. Senate campaign ads.

Protection order request for Missouri lawmaker dropped

Earlier this month, the Franklin County prosecutor decided not to press charges against Rep. Brian Nieves.

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