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Politics

Progress varies toward health care exchanges in Missouri, other states

Although the deadline for states to apply to create a state health care exchange is approaching, many states haven't taken the steps necessary to apply.

Missouri Sen. McCaskill embarking on cross-state tour

After events in St. Louis on Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill was to campaign Thursday in Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Candidates for the 48th District state representative race

Two candidates are running to represent Missouri's 48th District in the Missouri House of Representatives. The 48th District includes parts of Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph and Saline counties.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Boone County Northern District commissioner, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the race for Boone County Northern District commissioner.

Springfield expansion of medical school depends on tobacco tax

University leaders held a news conference to support raising the cigarette tax from the current 17 cents per pack to 90 cents.

Federal prosecutors to oversee election issues in Missouri

John Bodenhausen will oversee all election-related complaints in eastern Missouri and coordinate with Justice Department headquarters in Washington.

Dudley, Kespohl, Skala file for City Council seats

A coin flip will decide whether Gary Kespohl or Karl Skala will appear first on Third Ward ballots.

Sandy upends final week of presidential race

President Barack Obama canceled events to stay in Washington, while the GOP campaign was back on Tuesday with events in the critical Midwestern swing states of Ohio and Iowa, albeit with changes to the program.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 50th District, 8 days before Election Day

See how much the candidate has raised and spent in the 50th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 46th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 46th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 47th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 47th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 45th District, 8 days before Election Day

See how much the candidate has raised and spent in the 45th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 44th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 44th House District.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE: 19th District, 8 days before Election Day

Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the 19th Senate District.

Wednesday is the deadline to request Missouri absentee ballot

To cast an absentee ballot in Missouri, voters must have a reason that they cannot vote on Election Day, such as travel plans or illness.

Spence puts $1M more into bid for Missouri governor

Online campaign finance reports show that Spence has now loaned or given his campaign $6 million since declaring his candidacy last year.

Wagner to join Hartzler in Columbia on jobs tour

Second District GOP hopeful Ann Wagner plans to join Rep. Vicky Hartzler at the Boone County Republican Party headquarters.

AMERICAN NEXT: Young politicians say young voters are insufficiently involved

Missouri state Rep. Stephen Webber and 44th District seat candidate Caleb Rowden are young politicians looking at ways to inspire young voters to become active in their community.

Missouri attorney general spreads campaign cash to fellow Democrats

Online state campaign finance records show Koster's campaign on Thursday contributed $6,000 each to Democratic secretary of state candidate Jason Kander and to Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Susan Montee.

St. Louis County Library accused in ethics complaint

A complaint alleges that the library spent $175,000 for radio ads and brochures aimed at generating support from Proposition L on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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