State News

Judge sets preliminary hearing date in Jetton case

A premliminary hearing for former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton, accused of sexually assaulting a woman during sex, has been set at 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

New Department of Revenue director confirmed by Missouri senate

Alana Barragán-Scott has been confirmed as the director of the Department of Revenue after working in the attorney general's office for more than a decade.

PETMO-Columbia sends wheelchairs to Haiti

Thirty wheelchairs were sent to Haiti almost a month before the devastating earthquake Jan. 12, but it's not known if the shipment has arrived in the country.

Missouri farmers urging lawmakers to reject farmland assessment

The Missouri Tax Commission submitted a proposal that would raise property taxes on Missouri's higher productive farmlands, but state farmers are lobbying their lawmakers to reject the proposal. The rules committee hopes to have a decision by next week.

Judge sets hearing date for former House speaker Rod Jetton

A preliminary hearing date may be set by the new judge assigned to former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton. He was charged in November for assaulting a woman during rough sex.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS: Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's response

Prepared text of Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's Republican response to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address Wednesday, as provided by the Republican Party.

STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS: Full text of Gov. Jay Nixon's remarks

Prepared text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address Wednesday, as provided by the governor's office.

Nixon calls for job growth while proposed budget cuts jobs

The governor's plan would cut more state jobs with the Department of Social Services  hardest hit. As promised in November, Nixon's proposed budget also keeps to a maximum 5 percent reduction to the higher education appropriation.

Governor proposes tax incentives for businesses in State of the State address

Nixon said he hopes the incentives will attract new businesses and drive job creation in the Missouri.

LIVE EVENT: Gov. Nixon delivers State of the State address

Missourian reporters host and moderate an online discussion of Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech, which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

Join the discussion during the State of the State speech

Missourian reporters will be moderating a discussion of Gov. Jay Nixon's speech at 7 p.m.

Electrical failure sends waste into Missouri River

Boonville authorities stopped the overflow of thousands of gallons of wastewater that trickled into the Missouri River on Tuesday.

Gov. Nixon to outline budget, economic development plans

Missouri lawmakers start overhaul of campaign ethics laws

House members begin discussions of changing campaign finance laws in order to improve public perception.

AmerenUE customers object rate hike

The utility requested an 18 percent increase on Tuesday

Thirteen indicted on methamphetamine charges

Each count carries up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 for the 13 charged.

Senator proposes scrapping paper state law books

According to Sen. Jason Crowell from Cape Girardeau, $1.8 million could be saved by not printing paper copies and offering the collection of state laws online instead.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend

Jessie Meanus pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, assault and armed criminal action.

Missouri House passes resolution against proposed federal health care reform

The Missouri House of Representatives' debate ended Tuesday when they passed a resolution that disagrees with the proposed health care reform bill.

Autism diagnoses prompt bills on insurance coverage

A possible increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism has led the Missouri House and Senate to hear bills mandating insurance coverage for the disorder. Speculation remains on how much insurance premiums will increase due to the potential mandate.