State News

Anheuser-Busch asks fans to vote on Clydesdale ad

The brewer may include a Super Bowl ad featuring the Clydesdales but will leave the decision to its fans.

Missouri bill proposes longer prison time for sexual offenders

A bill proposed by Sen. Kurt Schaefer calls for increased prison time for people convicted of certain sexual offenses.


Genealogists: Obama related to Sen. Brown

According to genealogists, President Obama is a distant relative of the newly-elected Mass. Sen. Scott Brown.

Missouri legislators move to reject commission's farm tax recommendation

The Senate has moved forward with its resolution to reject the Missouri State Tax Commission's order to raise taxes on Missouri farmland. It has been sent to the House to approve and will be taken up early next week.


Lawmakers discuss abolishing income tax, raising sales tax

A proposed amendment would do away with income tax and increase sales tax to make up for lost revenue.

Missouri to get billions in grants for rail improvements

A new grant would cut the time of a trip from St. Louis to Chicago by a third of the length.

Birth record bill would give adult adoptees more access

Missouri adoptees are pressing lawmakers to ease the process of accessing medical and birth records of their genealogical parents. Currently, adoptees must go through the court system to gain access to these records, requiring consent of the birth mother.

Neal E. Boyd to perform with Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra

Former "America's Got Talent" winner and MU alumnus Neal E. Boyd is coming back to a Missouri stage in February. Boyd will be a special guest at a concert with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.

Curators approve student housing fee increase

Student housing fees at MU are set to increase beginning in the 2010 summer session.

Nation's leaders respond to the State of the Union

President Barack Obama's address received mixed reactions from organization leaders and politicians from around the nation and Missouri.

Missouri Senate rejects new farmland tax plan

The Senate vote against implementing the State Tax Commission's plan follows a state House vote Wednesday rejecting a similar measure.

Missouri House Budget Committee passes federal balanced-budget resolution

House committee unanimously approved a resolution that would call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

Missouri lawmaker pushes for cyberbullying law

The Senate Education Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would require all public schools to enact a bullying a policy that includes cyberbullying.

Parents As Teachers targeted for cuts

On Wednesday, the House Education Appropriations Committee heard testimony from members of the department who outlined Gov. Jay Nixon's proposed budget. Nixon proposed more money for public education. Programs such as Parents As Teachers might receive less money for the second year.

Governor's jobs plan meets little opposition in House hearing

The governor's plan to provide incentives to state businesses met little opposition from witnesses at a House committee hearing Wednesday.

Manslaughter defense ruled out in Kansas abortion slaying

District Judge Warren Wilbert ruled that the jury would not be permitted to consider the manslaughter charge because abortion, including late-term abortion, is legal in Kansas and because George Tiller did not pose an imminent threat.

UPDATE: 2 women die in Moberly house fire

The victims' names have not been released but one was 56 years old and the other was 18.

Grants announced for development of high-speed rail connecting the Midwest

The Obama administration has announced a grant of $1.1 billion for the development of a high-speed rail for faster travel between Chicago and St. Louis. Another grant of $31 million will fund upgrades for rail travel between St. Louis and Kansas City. The project is expected to improve service and create jobs.

Two die in Moberly house fire

Two peole were found dead in a Moberly house after a fire was reported early Thursday morning. The victims' identities have not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Man pays teen to vandalize statue, gets banned from town

A man was banned from a small town in Missouri after it was found that he was guilty of paying a teenager to vandalize a prominent statue.