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Obama to visit Missouri to raise funds for Carnahan campaign

Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Democratic nominee Robin Carnahan's senatorial campaign in Kansas City.

Kansas City residents sue over Missouri budget cut

The lawsuit asks a judge to declare Gov. Jay Nixon's directives for school funding illegal and to order the state to pay Kansas City schools under a separate plan approved by the legislature.

Purgason launches radio ads in Missouri Senate race

Purgason has begun airing ads criticizing Republican front-runner Roy Blunt as a "Washington insider."

Lawsuit challenges Missouri health care referendum

The ballot measure would defy the federal health care law requiring most Americans to have insurance or face fines, starting in 2014.

Gov. Nixon visits Columbia plant, aims to keep Ford in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon visited Columbia auto workers and touted legislation aimed at keeping Ford Motor Co. in Missouri.

Nixon making case for special legislative session during trip to Columbia

Nixon planned to speak Tuesday to a Columbia factory that makes axles for Ford Motor Co. The governor is considering calling a special session starting June 28 on legislation providing incentives for companies that make factory improvements for new products.

October trial date set for former Missouri House Speaker Jetton

Attorney fired over Blunt e-mails to make run for Congress

Scott Eckersley is running as a Democrat for the same seat currently held by former Gov. Matt Blunt's father, Roy Blunt.

McCaskill meeting with veterans in Missouri this week

Her itinerary includes a stop in Columbia on Wednesday.

ANALYSIS: Missouri ethics debate splits on money cap

The ethics bill passed by the General Assembly on Friday does not include renewed caps on campaign donations.

Too many questions remain for passage of Missouri text-messaging ban

 One lawmaker said the original age restriction was meant to be a compromise, and the ban should apply to everyone, not just those under age 21. 

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers achieve partial success

Despite some officially upbeat assessments, the session ended Friday with a ho-hum evaluation from many rank-and-file lawmakers.

Ethics, tax credit focus of final day of 2010 legislative session

Here's a wrap-up of the action from the last day of the Missouri General Assembly's 2010 session.

Missouri legislature approves autism bill, continues work on ethics, DWI bills

The Missouri legislature began moving on several major issues during its final week of the 2010 session. These issues included ethics reform, insurance for families with autistic children, plumbing restrictions and a jobs bill.

Civic-minded couple leaving Columbia after seven years

Nancy and Phil Harter are moving back to the East Coast after seven years of committing to Columbia's academic and political communities.

Missouri lawmakers apparently reach agreement on bill changing ethics rules

Missouri House and Senate negotiators seemed to have reached an agreement on Wednesday on rules guiding the ethics of moving money between committees.

Law professor: Obama's pick for Supreme Court is nonconfrontational

Kagan would bring diversity to the Supreme Court's way of thinking, says an MU Law School Professor. "It's not really ideologically charged," Richard Reuben said. "It's not a nomination that's going to make the other side mad."

Officials: Obama nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

Obama will officially announce his choice at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the White House alongside Vice President Joe Biden. Kagan will also speak.

'Must-have' bills linger as legislative session nears end

With only one week remaining in Missouri's legislative session, there are still several bills labeled as "must haves" that have yet to pass.

ANALYSIS: Missouri budget balance hangs on assumptions

An Associated Press analysis shows that of reductions in the budget, only about 40 percent are actual cuts in state spending (in which programs would receive less money in 2011 than they were budgeted to receive in 2010).

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