According to Missouri tourism officials, the ailing economy sent tourists to homes instead of hotels.
The bills have some similar provisions, but the House's version would reinstate campaign finance limits.
The Jackson County jury awarded compensatory damages to 15 neighbors of a hog farm in northern Missouri.
Missouri senators have passes an ethics bill through the Senate that would strengthen the power of the state Ethics Commission and impose new fundraising restrictions.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Springfield to force it to return fees it has received through red light camera tickets
800 gallons of fuel were spilled onto a farm in north-central Missouri after an above-ground storage tank in Randolph County sprung a leak.
Senator Tom Dempsey is sponsoring an economic development bill to attract businesses considering Missouri and give tax breaks to Missouri companies considering expansion instate.
A federal investigation into an incident of illegally stored radioactive gas has been confirmed by the Natural Resources Department.
Officials and students from public and private institutions testified before the House Higher Education Committee on a bill that designates scholarship money that can be allocated to private college students versus those that attend public universities.
Although the exact effects of K2 are unknown, a bill in the Missouri General Assembly would make any possession of the substance a Class C felony.
David Clewell replaced Walter Bargen as Missouri's poet laureate on Wednesday during the annual Poetry Out Loud competition in Jefferson City. Clewell teaches poetry workshops and 19th- and 20th- century literature at Webster University in St. Louis.
A third straight month of double-digit declines in Missouri's revenue will likely result in additional cuts to this year's budget, according to the state's budget director. Gov. Jay Nixon began meetings with legislators on Tuesday to cut nearly half a billion dollars from next year's budget, an amount greater than the appropriation for the University of Missouri System.
Missouri has a high number cases involving negative effects of the drug.
Individuals and employers who choose to pay for their own health care would be protected against penalties and fines under a proposed amendment circulating in the Missouri House.
Drivers of all ages would not be allowed to text while driving if a Senate bill is passed. Currently drivers 21 and younger cannot text on the road.
Opponents expressed their concern over Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the budget by using $27 million from 23 special accounts.
A Saint Louis University professor said that symptoms suggest K2 affects users' cardiovascular systems.
Officials hope that promoting math, engineering, technology and science will lead to an improved work force in those fields.
As city and state governments unearth abandoned cemetaries, relatives and preservationists struggle to protect them.
President Obama is scheduled to make a speech on health care reform on March 10 in St. Louis. He will appear before at least two groups of people at a Democratic fundraiser.