A proposal by House member Jay Barnes would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment formally creating a legislative process to halt administrative rules deemed incompatible with state law.
Seeking more support, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation plans to for a constitutional amendment during the 2016 presidential election when the group expects more people in its target demographic to vote.
Bills discussed Tuesday would extend the ban on driving while texting to all drivers.
State senators endorsed legislation that would provide performance-based funding for Missouri's four-year universities on Tuesday. The proposed bill's stipulations would only be upheld in years that the state can afford to increase university funding.
Complications with obtaining execution drugs stem back to European legislative movement against the death penalty. The dilemma grabbed attention this week when a pharmacy agreed to refrain from supplying an execution drug to Missouri for a lethal injection.
The amendment would define the right to bear arms as "unalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right.
The bill was prompted by a TV news story about school security last month that led to a roughly 40-minute lockdown at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis County.
The Missouri State Board of Education voted Tuesday to impose immediate financial oversight over a school district seeking state financial help to get through the school year.
Attorneys for Missouri death row inmate Michael Taylor have asked for a stay of execution, citing concerns about the drugs Missouri plans to use.
The measure endorsed Tuesday would let insurance companies charge patients only $75 more per month for chemotherapy pills than traditional intravenous chemotherapy treatments.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon prevailed Tuesday against a lawsuit that sought to compel him to more quickly set special elections for vacant legislative seats.
The Secretary of State has approved ballot initiatives proposed by Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, and organizers will need to collect the necessary signatures to put one to a statewide vote.
A House bill filed by Rep. Chris Kelly proposes regulating marijuana like alcohol and uses language from one of the initiative petitions filed by Show-Me Cannabis Regulation.
In a lawsuit, Michael Taylor, a death row inmate, questioned whether the Tulsa pharmacy could legally produce and deliver compounded pentobarbital for use of lethal injections.
Josh Kezer, who was released in 2009 after being convicted in the murder of a southeast Missouri college student, will testify at a judiciary committee hearing. Ryan Ferguson's father, Bill, also will appear.
The proposed constitutional amendment would create a no-excuse-needed early voting period that would begin six weeks before the general election.
The sheriff's office identified the suspect in Daniel Skipper's slaying as his cellmate — 23-year-old Ryan Vaught, who was serving a sentence for armed criminal action and assault.
Missouri is the only state that signed a landmark settlement agreement more than 15 years ago to not eliminate a loophole allowing small cigarette manufacturers and retailers to avoid making escrow payments.
The measures represent the state's latest attempt to fight the federal health care law.
Relatives of former Democratic Rep. Ron Casey, of Crystal City, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Sunday from a head injury he received after a fall a few days earlier.