He also made suggestions for how the University of Missouri should spend its money.
The University of Missouri System claims Galen Suppes, a chemical engineering professor, won't release the rights to more than 30 inventions and 11 potential patents it says were developed in his labs at MU.
A state Senate committee charged with overseeing the receipt of federal stimulus funds discussed a wide range of issues Wednesday surrounding the $809.2 million in federal relief that Gov. Jay Nixon has included in his budget proposal for fiscal year 2010.
More than 30 capital improvement projects funded by the 2007 sale of MOHELA's assets are being suspended or reviewed because of insufficient capital within the loan agency.
Those in favor of closing some records say doing so will protect the reputation of police officers who haven't done anything wrong, while others fear police departments could get away without being held accountable in more serious situations.
Former Missouri Representative Kenny Hulshof will joining the Kansas City-based law firm of Polsinelli Shugart PC on Sunday . He will specialize in public policy-related issues.
In her State of the Judiciary address, Missouri Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith urged lawmakers to increase spending for the state's public defender system, whch ranks last in the nation in terms of per capita funding.
About 100,000 power outages were reported in the aftermath of a two-day winter storm, which also was blamed for six deaths.
Missouri is beginning to offer tax deductions for residents who have their homes audited for energy efficiency.
The river bottom has fallen at an increasing rate over the last decade. A new study next month may help determine the primary causes and ways of fixing the problem. As of now, some bridges and levees could be in future danger.
Linemen from Columbia Water and Light traveled Wednesday to the city of Campbell in southeast Missouri to help repair lines damaged Tuesday morning during a winter storm that left the city's customers without power and under three inches of ice.
Missouri Republican lawmakers didn't completely agree with Gov. Jay Nixon's health care proposals as outlined in his State of the State speech, while Nixon's plan for job creation drew a better reception.
The text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.
The text of Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's response to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.
The increased rates will bring in an additional $162.6 million in revenue for the company.
An envelope with a suspicious-looking substance arrived at the District Court in Kansas City on Tuesday. After it was deemed not hazardous, the FBI and U.S. Postal Service began looking into the matter.
Federal charges have been filed against a former fitness trainer in Springfield accused of secretly videotaping female athletes nude.
The Senate rules committee voted to let the full chamber decide whether or not to change the rules barring them from using laptop computers on the Senate floor.
Defense Secretary Gates told Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday morning that he would be "happy to look into" the problem. Eight soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood were convicted by court martial in 2008 of illegal drug use or distribution.
The defendant is charged with raping a 7-year-old girl and then leaving her to die in a burning house.