Gov. Jay Nixon announced last week the state would buy the Boonville bridge from Union Pacific for $23 million as part of a $31 million federal stimulus for railroad projects. Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, sees better rail projects available in the state.
Rep. Tom Loehner, R-Koeltztown, responded to animal rights groups and the recent puppy mill ballot initiative with a potential constitutional amendment this week. Loehner said the agriculture industry is feeling threatened by such groups.
St. Louis Charter School is first to file a lawsuit claiming the district denied it millions of dollars in state funding, but state leaders expect more charters to follow if the school wins.
A bill that would deny Missouri's governor the right to appoint replacements to vacant state offices was approved in a first vote by the Missouri House of Representatives on Wednesday.
A bill before the House Corrections and Public Institutions Committee would allow mental health caregivers to legally use force for self-defense.
A bill sponsored by a Missouri senator would allow students in many public schools across the state to enroll in any district, regardless of where they live. Critics say the bill would favor wealthy or gifted students.
A pair of bills being heard by the Senate Progress and Development Committee would allow former drug felons to receive food stamps.
If the financial aid system changed, public and private universities would receive the same amount of scholarship money, but Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted against it.
D’Mitri Antonio Doughty tried to sell 124.4 grams of powder cocaine to an informant in 2009.
Rep. Allen Icet, R-Wildwood, and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill have exchanged letters criticizing each other on budget and stimulus fund issues.
Anti-Semitic comments from a juror during deliberations could spark the need for a new trial.
The bill, which will now go to the state Senate, would also impose drug tests on state elected officials.
The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would ban nudity at strip clubs and force adult video stores to close by midnight.
Keynote speakers for this year's Missouri Lincoln Days in St. Charles include former Gov. John Ashcroft, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn.
A St. Louis County man has been charged with assaulting his infant child after beig arrested at a hospital where that infant is being treated.
Some in the Missouri agriculture community said the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, a ballot initiative sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, could open the door to unwelcome legislation in the agriculture sector.
A student group that suggested recruitment of a live tiger for MU football games has muted its enthusiasm.
Lawyer, Sreenu Dandamudi, will bring his experience to the state's Administrative Hearing Commission.
Missouri senators tabled a bill that would restrict future legislators from becoming lobbyists after leaving office.
The Missouri Botanical Garden board of trustees has selected a new president, who will begin work on Sept. 1.