Critics said the proposed reduction would have been unfair to tipped workers and disrespectful to voters who approved the minimum wage increase.
Under an agreement by House and Senate budget negotiators, the Access Missouri scholarship program would be expanded next year to cover a projected 49,000 students, including several thousand from wealthier families.
The state House voted to allow Aquila to continue operating a power plant near Peculiar. The plant was built amid substantial legal questions.
The Senate Insure Missouri bill got its first taste of floor debate on Tuesday as senators debated several amendments with just more than three weeks left in legislative session.
The U.S. Probation Office covering eastern Missouri already has received nearly 600 petitions from federal prisoners, asking that their terms either be shortened or ended.
JEFFERSON CITY — After its flashy debut fizzled out, Gov. Matt Blunt's Insure Missouri proposal made a comeback of sorts today as senators debated legislation that eventually could subsidize health insurance for as many as 200,000 lower-income Missourians.
JEFFERSON CITY — Although it has been in effect for only four months, some lawmakers want to repeal Missouri's law requiring gas stations to sell ethanol-blended fuel.
JEFFERSON CITY — Hundreds of union members fill the Capitol's south lawn today urging lawmakers to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Though it has been in effect for only four months, some lawmakers want to repeal Missouri’s law requiring that gas stations sell ethanol-blended fuel.
A woman’s body was found Sunday afternoon near the Mokane River in Callaway County, according to a news release from the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department.
The bill, which still needs Senate approval, would make it a crime to coerce a woman into an abortion and would require doctors to offer women extra information before an abortion.
A five-day training exercise by National Guard troops to prepare for “no-notice events” received more attention following last week's 5.2 magnitude earthquake.
But they are finding out there’s a waiting period for coverage, even as aftershocks continue to shake the ground.
Candidates vying for state treasurer, governor, the House and county commissions were disqualified Monday by the Missouri Ethics Commission after they failed to file finance reports by the April 15 deadline.
A magnitude 4.5 aftershock rumbled out of Illinois early Monday morning
Republicans of the 9th Congressional District (including Boone and 25 other counties) met Saturday to elect three delegates to the state convention, select a presidential elector, and to review amendments proposed for the party platform.
And they did, but the procedure was not without controversy.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri probation and parole workers are entitled to more than $4 million in back pay because lawmakers illegally excluded them from a pay raise granted to other state employees, a state judge ruled. But the Republican-led Senate today refused to insert the back pay into the budget.
JEFFERSON CITY — State Auditor Susan Montee asserted today that Missouri's tax credits for low-income housing have grown too costly while providing too great of a benefit to developers and investors.
JEFFERSON CITY — The House soundly defeated a constitutional amendment to change how state judges are picked.
At the same time as the Missouri legislature is considering bills that would make the ice cream cone the official dessert of the state of Missouri, one representative has introduced legislation that would create a Missouri Commission on Prevention and Management of Obesity.