The Senate Education Committee heard a bill that would equalize Access Missouri scholarships between private and public colleges in Missouri.
A vote on an ethics bill was held for further debate because senators said the legislation might be too strict.
Nearly $14 million will go toward statewide health information networks, according to the Department of Social Services. The goal is to make it easier to exchange medical records among health providers.
Democrats Hope Whitehead of St. Louis and Pat Conway of St. Joseph were sworn in to the Missouri House Wednesday, filling two vacancies.
The proposed legislation would allow employers to pay 75 percent of the state minimum wage to workers younger than 20 years old.
An effort by Gov. Jay Nixon to bolster small business with state incentives has already helped a St. Louis chef.
Air monitoring tests for potential health risks were conducted at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City. The EPA did not reveal what it was testing for.
Fenton will get a grant of $1.5 million after the closure of a Chrysler plant complex left a gaping hole in the city's 2009 operating budget.
The proposed amendment would ensure DNA samples continue to be taken from those 17 and older leaving prison.
The grant, part of a national transportation innovation effort by the Department of Transportation, will focus on the urban core of Kansas City.
Missouri's intrastate access rates are among the highest in the nation. The legislation would gradually lower those rates.
One bill discussed would require physicians to offer an ultrasound 24 hours before performing an abortion, and a second would require the physicians to collect more information on women who seek an abortion.
The Missouri House has approved a bill that would require insurance coverage for children 18 and under with autism spectrum disorders.
State legislators plan on cutting at least 5 percent from the almost $24 billion budget.
An elderly Cape Girardeau woman's strength is returning after a fall left her stranded in the cold in the early hours of the morning for several hours last month.
Deputy Lt. Gov. Jerry Dowell has been place on a five-day unpaid leave for sending an fundraiser invitiation from a Tour of Missouri e-mail account.
A bill in the Missouri Senate would allow donating to raising public awareness of adoptive and foster families efforts through a checkoff on their state tax forms.
New legislation in the Missouri Senate would give people adopted after Aug. 28 of this year access to their birth certificates once they're 18. Currently, Missouri adoptees have to go through the court system or gain consent from their birth mother for access.
The aide for Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was reprimanded for the incident.
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said mid-Missouri emergency rooms have treated adolescents complaining of negative effects.