Republican gubernatorial candidates Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof each called for new abortion restrictions Monday after lawmakers failed to pass a bill making it illegal to coerce a woman to have an abortion.
Two lame ducks — Gov. Matt Blunt and House Speaker Rod Jetton — resulted in a Republican split in the House and little action on issues, especially Blunt's plan to provide government-subsidized health insurance to as many as 200,000 lower-income Missourians
The Missouri General Assembly passed 70 bills on to the governor.
According to the bill’s provisions, however, the student curator’s power to vote would be contingent on Missouri losing a congressional district after the 2010 census.
The Senate approved a broad bill Thursday that adds penalties and restrictions on illegal immigrants but also includes provisions opposed by House leaders that affect businesses.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in April on a Louisiana law allowing the death penalty for child rapists. But the court has not yet ruled.
But it has a provision House leaders don’t like.
Missouri House members voted Wednesday to repeal a contentious law making it easier for landowners to incorporate their properties as villages. But they linked it to new restrictions on sexually oriented businesses.
A group of Republicans in the state legislature approached the Democratic leadership Wednesday asking about the potential removal of House Speaker Rod Jetton.
The amendment gives the state attorney general the power to investigate companies that try to hide the employment of illegal workers by misclassifying them.
In a rebuke of Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration, House members on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a large fee increase charged to businesses obtaining vehicle and driver’s license information from state databases.
The Democratic presidential hopeful will meet with workers at a clothing manufacturer. The stop is part of a tour of mostly swing states.
Although one-half of Missouri’s statewide elected officials are women, some women in Missouri’s legislature say gender equality has not been extended to the state legislature.
Even if the latest storms aren’t particularly violent, they’ll make for a soggy cleanup in towns such as Picher, Okla.
Senate Republicans pushed forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow voter identification laws in the state. The issue is one of the most partisan issues to be raised in the session.
The UM System Board of Curators voted Monday morning in an emergency meeting to voice its formal opposition to Senate Bill 873, which could create a voting student curator position in 2011 if Missouri loses a U.S. Congressional District seat.
As quick as a camera flash, Republican lawmakers have resurrected a plan to require photo identification for voters. They will press to pass it this week, lest their political opportunity to do so disappears.
The National Park Service is seeking public input as it considers changes to the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Improvements to the Governor’s Mansion and Amtrak railroad tracks are among the projects included.
Scott Eckersley says Gov. Matt Blunt and others defamed him when they sent packets about his firing to reporters.