Gov. Jay Nixon raised the proposal last week as a cost-savings measure.
The Missouri unemployment rate stayed at 9.4 percent last month with new jobs in healthcare, private education and social assistance offsetting losses in construction, manufacturing and other areas.
Starting next week, some passengers traveling with Southwest Airlines at KCI will have to start receiving a full-body scan or a body pat-down before boarding their plane.
House Budget Committee chairman said the House could pass the state budget and let the governor and Senate work together to make the governor's recommended cuts.
Operation Fairy Godmother, a project started by Debbie Leatherman of Joplin High School, helps make prom affordable to all students. Almost 500 students were invited to a recent Fairy Godmother event, where more than 1,000 dresses were available for only $5 a piece.
Missouri could potentially lose federal funding and one of its nine congressional districts if the state population is counted as too low.
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Parents as Teachers, a program formed in Missouri, helps provide parents worldwide with education tips and in-home early childhood screening for disabilities and learning delays. Due to difficult economic times, funding for the program is shrinking and Missouri lawmakers are close to approving a $4.1 million cut to the program.
While discussing a bill to ban synthetic marijuana known as K2, the House denied the proposition to legalize medical marijuana.
Flood warnings have been issued for parts of eastern Missouri for early this week.
The emergence of a beverage line created to cause either extreme relaxation or make it easier to sleep is causing concern in the medical field.
Court Appointed Special Advocates officials said that there are waiting lists for children to get workers in Missouri and Kansas.
The event is to feature several speakers and live performances.
In times of financial strain, states are turning to gambling revenue to increase their budgets. At least 18 states this year are looking to expand games because of a drop-off in the money they collect from casinos, lotteries or other gambling.
After the discovery of dangerous radiation levels at a Springfield hospital, lawmakers are pushing legislation to standardize the licensing of medical professionals.
Class sizes continue to grow as Kansas and Missouri school districts cut millions of dollars from their budgets. Teachers and parents are worried about the larger class sizes.
Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said Friday there were no signs of foul play based on preliminary autopsy results in the death of 62-year-old Ernest Jensen of Stark City.
A senior on the Missouri School for the Deaf's basketball team talks about his last game and what basketball means to him.
Gov. Jay Nixon says his January budget for 2011 needs to be trimmed by about $500 million. Lawmakers disagree on who bears the burden of doing so.
Two students receive in-school suspension after giving another student a noose made of string.