Missouri is No. 20 in the nation in the number of farms raising organically produced crops and livestock.
As part of a broad ethics reform, one state representative wants to bar public entities from lobbying for or against bills.
Gov. Jay Nixon was one of 10 governonrs named by Barack Obama to the Council of Governors.
Missouri will reimburse 20 counties for expenses that resulted from a January 2009 ice storm that hit southern Missouri. The money will pay for overtime work for medical responders and the use of schools for shelter.
Chief Justice William Price Jr.'s speech to a joint legislative session leaves Republicans and Democrats divided.
For the second consecutive year, the Missouri Senate passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism.
Gov. Jay Nixon's latest budget cuts target the interoperability project, which would create a statewide radio network to connect emergency responders. Project officials said it should proceed, though.
The Senate Progress and Development Committee heard a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation to Missouri's civil rights law, prohibiting people from discriminating based on that factor.
The Missouri House of Representative tacked a provision to test themselves for drug use onto a bill that would require drug testing for some recipients of public aid. The legislation needs one more vote to move to the Senate.
House members voted to require state officials to take a mandatory drug test upon entering office, and every two years. The mandatory testing has been added onto a broader bill that gives drug tests to adults receiving welfare payments.
Stephanie Clack learned that her sister's body had been found in Ohio in 1987.
Senators did not have ample time to review many of the selections for governmental positions, which were made when the legislature was not in session.
The Missouri National Guard is sending airmen and a cargo plane to Fort Bragg, N.C., to help with the Haiti relief effort.
Rural Missouri residents seek more money for insufferable odors from a Gentry County hog confinement.
A bill before the Missouri House Crime Prevention Committee proposes harsher penalties for drunken drivers and a statewide DWI tracking system to monitor repeat offenders.
In addition to the cuts that will hit technology programs the hardest, lawkmakers discussed budget cuts affecting higher education.
A bill passed in the Missouri House of Representatives on Tuesday would allow city leaders to raise the cap on allowable sales taxes that they impose, but only if citizens vote accordingly.
Proposed legislation would make it illegal in Missouri to smoke inside bars and restaurants, or in outdoor public places such as near playgrounds and bus stops.
While $90,000 in private donations allowed the State Historical Society of Missouri to return to a six-day week schedule, the money raised is less than one-third of the amount needed to restore the society to its previous status.
Pete Ramsel, the executive director of the Missouri Housing Development Commission handed in his resignation letter Wednesday. He has worked with the agency for 15 years.